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Red Cheese Wax

Red Cheese Wax

Regular price $5.95
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Regular price $5.95
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Description

Cheese Wax is specially made for coating cheeses. It helps prevent unwanted mold growth and retains moisture while cheese is aged. This wax is soft and pliable, unlike pure paraffin wax which becomes brittle, causing it to crack easily.

One pound will wax approximately 12-20 cheeses when brushed on.

If dipping dipping your cheese to wax it, instead of brushing the wax on, we recommend starting with at least 5 pounds of wax.

Details

Ingredients

  • A formulation of paraffin and microcrystalline wax
  • Food grade coloring

Storage
Store in cool place, away from high heat.

Brand
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Allergens

Yes No Allergens Description Of Components
X Peanuts
X Tree Nuts
X Sesame
X Milk
X Eggs
X Fish
X Crustaceans
X Shellfish
X Soy
X Wheat
X Triticale
X Mustard
X Sulfites

Directions

Waxing Homemade Cheese
It is safest to melt wax in a double boiler so that it is not subject to direct flame. Never leave melting wax unattended. Wax can explode at high temperatures. Heat wax to 210ºF. Wax can be brushed onto a dried and chilled cheese with a natural bristle brush (anything synthetic will melt), or you can very carefully dip your cheese into the wax pot one side at a time (it can get very slippery). Two thin coats are preferable to one thick coat. Be sure to fill up any air spaces as mold needs air to grow.

When you are ready to eat your cheese, the wax is simply peeled off and can be strained through Butter Muslin to be reused over and over again.

Waxing Store Bought Cheese
Wow, wax is flying off the shelf here! Many people are trying to prepare for a different type of future. Here is our short explanation of waxing store bought cheese.

Usually cheese bought in the grocery store is an already aged to perfection finished product. Waxing it in small pieces may cause some problems. If a cheese is not turned on a regular basis gravity will cause all the moisture to fall to the bottom causing a mushy mess under the wax. We would suggest you buy whole wheels or make your own cheeses and after waxing them, turn over at least once a week to prevent problems. We also suggest you air dry your cheese for 2-3 days prior to waxing.

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11/30/2018
Mary Hummel

Professional Finish!

The red cheese wax puts a professional finish to the cheeses you make at home. It melts easily, brushes on quickly and seals any unevenness in the surface of your cheese. I plan to use different colors for different types of cheese-just like the pros do! I have not tried reusing the wax after removing it from an aged cheese, but will try it like the directions say. This will make it even more economical!

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05/28/2018
Greg W.

Red Cheese Wax

Good price. Works as advertised. I gound the red wax to be kinda sticky and a pain to deal with. I perfer the black wax, which seems harder. I found that a small bowl lined with parchment paper works good to reclaim leftover wax.

M
04/13/2018
Mark
Idaho

Red Cheese Wax

It melted nicely. I have not used it yet but soon.

R
07/30/2017
Roger
Tampa

Difficulty removing plastic wrap

The super thin plastic wrap really adheres to the wax and tears into small shreds. I'm afraid I'll miss some and they'll wind up in the wax. Wax was at room temperature.

C
03/24/2017
Chung
Taiwan

Necessaries

Beautiful color and easy to use ! It is really a perfect product !!