Penicilium Candidum (HP6)
Penicilium Candidum (HP6) is a specialty strain of white mold powder. This mold powder provides moderate lipolytic (aroma), moderate surface density and height and is generally used to achieve a moderate-fast ripening time.
With a strong ability to grow with P. Roqueforti PS, this mold powder is a good choice for mixed-mold cheese including Cambozola and Blue Brie. It can be used on it's own, or in combination with other PC strains, for a traditional bloomy rind cheese.
- Penicilium Candidum (HP6)
Store in the freezer
40-80 gallons of milk when adding directly to milk
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Adding Directly to Milk
Add 1/8 tsp to 1-5 gallons of milk at the same time you add culture. In addition, a pinch of Geotricum will help to develop a good rind.
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 Penicillium 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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