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Re: 🧀 Cheesosaurus - The Cheese Lover's Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2019, 12:19:33 PM »
Not only that....you blame the dental profession for ruining your teeth. Know how many times I've heard that particular excuse?

Cleopatra Queen of Denial. You're a walking example of the human tendency to blame other people and "the system" and whatever else you can think of for your own self-destructive nature.

Mr. Death Wish. How many years now has RE been dying?

You hate your father, deep down. A man who hates his father can never prosper. You should forgive him before you die. It will cleanse your soul.

Thank you Sigmund Freud for this diagnosis.

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🧀 Cheesosaurus - RE's Favorite Cheese
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2019, 06:55:23 PM »
It's a French Cheese I discovered on one of my trips inter-railing in Eurotrashland, when I subsisted for several weeks on Baguettes & Cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This was after I blew all my money on the Swedish girls in Venice buying a lovely little hotel room on a canal and wining and dining them.  It was worth it.  lol.

It was a few years after that I turned up the cheese again in a Gourmet Cheese shop in NY Shity, and often brought a baguette and a wedge of the Cheese with me to my job as a Clinical Chemist, which I did for 2 16 hour shifts on the weekends.  I have found it on again/off again in cheese shops all over the country where I have lived, and always buy some when I find it.  It was available at the Gourmet Cheese counter at Fred Meyer when I first got her, but they stopped carrying it after a year or so.  Not a good seller the cheese counter clerk told me.  It's a rather stinky and strong tasting cheese, not one the Amerikan palate is generally accustomed to with bland Amerikan "Cheese Product" melted over Burgers.  I may order a wheel online, although that is pretty expensive to buy that much.

It's called St. Albray, and worth trying if you like strong tasting cheeses.

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🧀 Cheesosaurus - Why buy expensive Canned Cheese when you can Can it?
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2019, 01:56:55 AM »
Never tried this myself, but I'm sure it works fine.  I think she overdoes the bacterial protection though.  Any bacteria you do bring in is going to get killed during the canning process.  Main thing is well sealed canning jars.

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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2019, 04:43:40 AM »
Damn,
I just ate breakfast and the St. Albray sandwich had my mouthwatering. I'll look in the local cheese store for it. I only made it to France once (Paris - did the Lovere) and loved the food, especially the cheese.
The vid canning the cheese left me with more questions than answers. How long would the canned cheese be good for? As a former pharmaceutical drug maker I think she was silly as to her "sterilization" technique. I'm not sure a hot water bath would be sufficient to truly knock down any bacterial spores. Doesn't seem that science supports this:https://www.clemson.edu/extension/food/canning/canning-tips/38canning-dairy-products.html As this article states, most hard cheese can be stored for years as it already has everything it needs to store away for years.
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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2019, 06:17:08 AM »
Damn,
I just ate breakfast and the St. Albray sandwich had my mouthwatering. I'll look in the local cheese store for it. I only made it to France once (Paris - did the Lovere) and loved the food, especially the cheese.
The vid canning the cheese left me with more questions than answers. How long would the canned cheese be good for? As a former pharmaceutical drug maker I think she was silly as to her "sterilization" technique. I'm not sure a hot water bath would be sufficient to truly knock down any bacterial spores. Doesn't seem that science supports this:https://www.clemson.edu/extension/food/canning/canning-tips/38canning-dairy-products.html As this article states, most hard cheese can be stored for years as it already has everything it needs to store away for years.
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The jars go in a boiling temperature bath in the final stage.  That should kill off any bacteria that managed to get themselves in there.

As you say, even without canning cheese is very long lasting.  You just would have to test this to see how long it stores for without refrigeration.  I'll bet on at least 2 years.

What I would do after the canning is to keep the jars refrigerated anyhow.  I have cream cheese over 5 years old in the fridge which I finally opened and it was just fine.  Then at some point in the future after SHTF Day arrives and you lose the refrigeration, the canned cheese probably still lasts a couple of years after that.

This is quite an EZ experiment to run, not much equipment needed.  You don't even need a pressure cooker, just some canning jars and you can go buy a couple of blocks of cheddar and cream cheese at the Food Superstore and give it a whirl.

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🧀 Cheesosaurus - Since we're Canning Cheese, let's Can Butter Too!
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2019, 07:55:24 AM »
Another one not very hard to try out with little in the way of equipment to buy.,  Well, OK the Pressure Cooker for canning is fairly expensive, but even I own one of those (though I never use it, it's just one of my Preps)

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