Bacteria Linens (Red)
Brevibacterium Linens (red mold) is used in making surface-ripened or interior mold-ripened cheeses such as Brick, Limburger and Muenster. It develops rapidly, ensures a good ripening, and produces flavor.
This can be added to the milk at the beginning of the process as well as used in the wash (needs re-hydrating for 8-12 hrs in light salt wash) during the ripening process for washed rind cheeses. The characteristic yellow to orange color may take 15-20 days to develop.
- Brevibacterium linens LR (corynebacteriae)
Store in the freezer
Using 1/16 tsp per 2 gallons of milk, added directly to the milk, will inoculate approximately 2000 gallons of milk.
Using a spray on surface application, will process approximately 1000+ gallons of milk.
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Add 1/16th teaspoon, for every 2 gallons of milk, at the same time as adding your culture.
When making larger batches, 50 gallons or more, it is economical to add the mold powder to 1 quart water mixed with 1/2 teaspoon salt in an atomizer. Rehydrate your solution for 16 hours before spraying onto the surface of your cheese. When stored in a refrigerator, the solution will keep for up to one week.
We recommend using Mini Measuring Spoons to help in adding the correct amount of starter culture.
More details can be found in our Aging Cheese FAQ's Needs an updated link to aging cheese FAQ
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Brick cheese made with b.linens
I’ve always loved brick cheese but never could find the aged brick. Now I have an opportunity to make it myself. Would like to share a photo, but don’t know how to attach it. Will send a separate email. Hal
After a couple of attempts to use this it finally came down to me. That being said the results are very pretty. So pretty in fact that to preserve it I got away from my typical waxing and vacuum packaged it instead. The proof, as they say, will be in the end product still a couple months down the road. But my expectations are high as I followed the recipe very closely. Wish me continued luck.
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