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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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ZL
04/28/2019
Zachary Lahlou

Red cheese wax

Great product, easy to apply. Malleable and effective. Great price as well.

JD
04/18/2019
John D.
United States

Red cheese Wax

Very good item! Very quick shipping and this company is very willing to help with any question you might have

MO
02/27/2019
Mary Olsen

Red Beauty

My cheese wheels look so professional when dipped in this cheese. It was almost a shame to remove it but super easy to peel off. Love it

SS
02/27/2019
Stephanie S.
United States

Super wax

This red wax worked great! Makes my cheese round look professional. Easy to use and easy to buy.

AK
02/24/2019
Andrey Kuznetsov

Works Great, Easy to Use, No Problems Except It Stained The Cheese red!?!?

Beware, after peeling off the wax, the wax stained the cheese with RED dye on the outer surface, not all over, just in some spots, probably no more than 10% coverage of dye. Otherwise it works great, going to try the clear wax. The wrap came off the cheese easily, but I wonder if it's still true in warmer months during shipping when wax could melt into the wrap. The wrap is fairly brittle, so it'll likely cause issues during warmer weather.