Black 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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Each year I smoke cheese to add to the home baked goodie baskets we give to family & friends around the holidays. I use the black wax on the white cheddar and red wax on the yellow cheddar. It makes such a beautiful finished product. The quality of all the wax I’ve bought has been amazing and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to step up the presentation of their cheese.
Great service, excellent products, one stop cheese shop!
I received my order in record time, everything looks so clean and organized. The black Cheese Wax looks and smells great, I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but am looking forward to it soon and will post another review then. I have tried the Yogurt Strainer and it is awesome, works better than the best cheesecloth or muslin and easy to clean, well made. And I've tried the Chevre culture and Chevre mold - both are excellent.
Black cheese wax is such an easy way to extend the life of your cheese. We mouth 2 wheels cut them into 1 lbs. chunks and recoated with wax easy in a crockpot. Great product, and fast shipping highly recommend.
Black wax Bleu Sunday
I was looking for a color that would make a statement for our Bleu Sunday cheese. Black was the perfect color!
It’s easy to apply and looks great. I like dipping the cheese in the wax. It looks a little more professional that way but brushing it on works well too.