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Red Cheese Wax

Red Cheese Wax

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Description

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.

Details

Ingredients

  • A formulation of paraffin and microcrystalline wax
  • Food grade coloring

Storage
Store in cool place, away from high heat.

Brand
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Allergens

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

Directions

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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02/17/2019
Kim

Works great

I only had to use once so far but worked great. I coated the cheese several times and still had plenty left.

AK
02/08/2019
Andrey Kuznetsov

Works Great But

Works great, clean, but as the description suggests, you will NOT coat 12-20 cheeses with 1 lb. I did 3 coats, which I felt was sufficient for aging on a 4” dia. and 4” tall wheel cheese and that used up 1/4 lb of wax. That's a fairly small cheese, 2lbs, compared to 4-7 lb cheese some people make. So expect to coat 4 cheeses per pound.

GH
02/03/2019
Gracie Hernandez

Easy to use

Really easy to use. The wax melted great and it was a no fuss clean up. We will definitely buy it again.

JH
01/28/2019
James H.
United States

Cheese Wax

A very good wax. Easy to melt and apply. I've had some that wasn't up to this quality. Would highly recommend it.

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12/26/2018
Anonymous
United States

Red Waxed Cheddar cheese

I use New England Cheese Supply Co wax for all my aged cheeses. I generally apply 2 thin coats of wax of brushed wax to the flat surfaces and then roll the wheel on its edge. I like the results and I can recycle the wax for future use.

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