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which cheese rinds can you eat?

There is a wide variety of different styles of cheese, each of them with a unique composition and flavour profile. In this article, we consider which cheese rinds you can eat, which ones will enhance the flavour, and which rinds probably should be avoided. What Cheese Rinds can you Eat? Most cheeses have edible rinds. For example, all soft cheeses, which typically have a bloomy rind, and similar in colour to the cheese. Typically, harder cheeses like cheddar also have edible rinds. The rinds on blue cheeses can also be eaten and can enhance the flavour. However, it is best to avoid wax and paper style rinds, for example on a cheese like Manchego. These are things that cover the cheese, as opposed to forming naturally during maturation. What is a Cheese Rind? The rind of the cheese is the outer ‘crust’ or shell of the cheese. Whilst the cheese…

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what is clothbound cheddar

Cheddar is one of the most popular styles of cheese all around the world. However, there are a variety of different types of techniques developed to enhance the flavour and quality of the cheese, for example clothbound. In this article, we look at what is clothbound cheddar, when it was invented and why it is used. What is Clothbound Cheddar? Clothbound Cheddar is a technique for aged cheddars after the cheddaring process. Clothbound cheese is a traditional, authentic technique to ensure the loss of moisture to create a full-flavoured, sharp and earthy flavoured cheese. It results in a very dense and crumbly texture. The cloth adds a natural protection, ensuring the cheese can breathe and expel moisture. What is Cheddaring? Cheddaring is a long-established technique that gives cheddar cheese its unique texture and flavour. The majority of cheesemakers use the cheddaring technique. The cheese-making process involves cutting the curds and…

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