Yellow Cheese Wax
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.
- A formulation of paraffin and microcrystalline wax
- Food grade coloring
Store in cool place, away from high heat.
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company
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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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Okay, but Label ink problem
The cheese wax was great. However, the main problem was the label on the clear plastic wrap - the ink on the label disintegrated easily and left small ink particles all over the cheese. They were very hard to remove. I had to remove the label and use my own Saran wrap. Please fix the label as this is a big problem.
while the wax itself is perfect for its task, the plastic wrap its shipped with is a real problem. The plastic tears into small pieces and sticks all too well to the wax. It is very time consuming to remove every last bit, especially to ensure its not melted in your hot wax. Hard to see and find on the yellow wax. I would never buy the clear!
Wax is a valuable part of cheese making for us. We have had nothing but great results with this wax.
Melted easily and coated the cheese nicely. Worth the effort!
Great Cheese Wax
The wax is great quality and was very reasonably priced!