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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 soft cheese

As we know, there are lots of very different styles of cheese out on the market. In this article, we look at the category of soft cheese and what features typically make it. What is Soft Cheese? Semi-soft cheese is created when milk proteins are combined with moulds and has a fat content of around 30%. Soft cheese is ripened for no longer than one month and therefore has a higher moisture content, between 35-45%, preventing it from drying out. It also does not keep for a long time, due to bacteria growing and thriving in moist damp conditions. The interior of such cheese is neither pressed nor cooked.It is typically made with raw (also known as unpasteurised) milk. Categorising Cheese: Cheese can be categorised through moisture content or firmness. It can also be categorised by mould type. Examples of Soft Cheese with Bloomy Rind: Brie and Camembert: Although technically…

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Camembert and Brie cheese fall under the ‘white mould’ category of cheese. White mould cheeses are soft and are white or grey-ish on the rind. The rind is formed naturally, developing as it matures for approx 4-6 weeks. Does this mean I can substitute Brie for Camembert? Can I Substitute Brie for Camembert? Brie and Camembert can be substituted for one another. This is because the key difference between the two is that Brie and Camembert are from different regions of France. They can be changed as required within recipes, baking on their own, or enjoying on a simple cheese board.  Which Melts first Brie or Camembert? This will depend on the shape and size of the wheel of the cheese, as well as the age. For example, a very young wheel will take much longer to melt and may not even melt completely, whereas a much riper wheel could…

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