Geotrichum Candidum (GEO15)
Geotrichum Candidum (GEO15) mold powder is yeast-like in appearance, with a mild flavor and aroma. With a creamy color and less proteolytic this mold powder has a slightly lower optimum growth temperature than other GEO strains.
This is a great for cheese that requires a smooth surface, washed and mixed rind cheese including Reblochon and a brushed Tomme. This mold powder also works well in bloomy and lactic cheese.
GEO15 does not develop the "wormy" texture, typical of other Geo strains.
- Geotrichum Candidum (GEO15)
Store in the freezer
- 2 DCU
- 10 DCU
When adding 1/8 tsp directly to 4-8 gallons of milk
- 2 DCU packet | 8-16 gallons of milk
- 10 DCU packet | 40-80 gallons of milk
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Adding Directly to Milk
Add 1/16 tsp to 2-4 gallons of milk at the same time you add culture.
Spraying on Cheese Surface
For large batches of cheese, it is more economical to apply the mold powder with an atomizer.
Add the following ingredients to an atomizer (spray bottle) and set in a refrigerator overnight before use.
- 1/8 tsp Geotrichum candidum
- 4-8 oz Non-chlorinated water
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp sugar
After use, store the atomizer solution in the refrigerator, it will keep for 60 days.
When applying mold powders with an atomizer, the moisture, temperature, and air circulation must be monitored to avoid a wet cheese surface.
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Still waiting to try, being patient this time and using chees wrap to keep moisture. My previous trials were a very dry, still very good
GEO15 worked great to make Saint Marcellin style cheese using New England CMSC recipe. The white dusting on the surface of the cheese developed earlier than anticipated. The cheese was very tasty.
I used this and it’s a real good fresh product.
I made a Brie style recently, using the recipe on this site. I used this geotrichum, and my rind developed wonderfully. I was very, very pleased.
This was a super helpful strain. I am a new cheese make and the Geo15 worked great for my Camembert. Its starting to grow a bloomy rind and its at about the 10 day mark. Highly recommend. The shipping did take a while but the whole country is on lockdown.