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Penicillium Candidum (SAM3)

Penicillium Candidum (SAM3)

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Penicillium Candidum (SAM3) is a white mold powder used to ripen and flavor cheese. This mold powder provides moderate proteolytic activity, moderate lipolytic (aroma), medium surface density and height, and is used to achieve a moderate-fast ripening time.  Best known to deter the growth of mucor, but it can give a slight ammoniated taste.  Can be combined with other penicillium candidum to reduce the chances of contamination.

It is highly recommended to use this mold powder in combination with Geotrichum Candidum, to help prevent the skin from slipping off your finished cheese.



  • Penicillium Candidum (SAM3)

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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Kosher Info
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Yes No Allergens Description Of Components
X Peanuts
X Tree Nuts
X Sesame
X Milk
X Eggs
X Fish
X Crustaceans
X Shellfish
X Soy
X Wheat
X Triticale
X Mustard
X Sulfites


Adding Directly to Milk
Add 1/16 tsp to 2-4 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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United States United States
Made Excellent Cashew Brie

The penicillium grew quickly and gave my cashew brie a nice mushroom-y rind. The amount of mold in each purchase is enough to make many cheeses. Great value

Sonja S.
United States United States
super product

I use this to make ash cheese from my goats milk. I can't make enough of it, all my friends and family love this cheese and just gobble it up. It has never failed me. Thank you for such a great product

Anny R.
Canada Canada
This is how it’s done

Thanks to the NE Cheesemaking Co.

Anny R.
Canada Canada
This is it!

Starting to bloom!

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Penicillium Candidum (SAM3) Review
Arjun K.
United States United States
Great product

Wish they delivered faster, but the product is excellent.