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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So easy to work with! Easy to see how well the layer of wax covered the cheese!
I had an excellent experience from start to finish. The wax is great & shipping was super fast. Some reviews said the plastic wrapping was difficult to remove but I had no such problem. It came right off & everything worked as expected. I will definitely be bookmarking buying more supplies here. Thank you!
I purchased 5 pounds of the black cheese wax to coat my cheese. This wax is great quality, cuts easy, melts evenly, and coats well. The wax hardens quickly upon contact!
Very easy to melt love the color
So pliable! I bought wax to cover imported Italian cheeses, to prevent sticking them in the freezer then regretting the taste. I dipped many small chunks in beeswax first, then black wax, and had plenty leftover. Will try this with other items. On another tangent, I was making molds for cast jewelry, and decided to carve and shape cheese wax for lost-wax method. I let the material dry around wax, then microwaved to melt the wax out. The wax is softer/stickier than what I'd used before, but perfect for hand-sculpting! It arrived quickly, as described. Will buy more.