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Red Cheese Wax

Red Cheese Wax

Regular price $7.95
Regular price $7.95
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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.

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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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Greg M.
United States

Red Cheese Wax

Hello, I’m new to prepping and felt it was time for me to get busy, due to all that’s happening around the �. I’ve looked into Augeson Farms dehydrated cheese and was SHOCKED at the unbelievable prices of cheese. I decided to do it myself, as a 1st time waxed, and saved hundreds of dollars buying cheese wax through New England Cheese making supply Company. When I ordered my 6 Lbs of wax, we here in our state was in an Emergency heat advisory for 5 days, and my order was shipping out, yes I was nervous about receiving it melted, but it was the opposite, It was packed well and NO melting of ANY Kind. I was totally impressed. So I bought a double boiler and got busy waxing my 1st 20/lbs of cheese and worked out perfect. I’m really impressed with their customer service and the Great Products in which they sell. Ty

United States United States

Cheese Waxing

I am new at cheese making and it's been a fun journey. It helps when the supplies you have are easy to work with and do what they are supposed to do. This wax was easy to melt and covered my cheeses perfectly. Now all I have to do is wait for my cheese to age! Happy cheesing everyone

Lia E.
United States United States

Review from a newby !!

My cheese waxing experience was full of nervousness and Excitement. I was nervous to begin the process but quickly found out how simple it really is. Using the red wax in my home, with instructions provided on the website, I did a small batch and now I’m hooked! All I can say is Buy the wax and start your own adventure!

Kristi M.
United States United States

Red wax

Melts smoothly and coats well.

United States United States

Best Price and Fast Delivery

As the author of preparedness books, I teach readers how to prepare on a no-frills budget. New England Cheese Making offers the best price on Cheese Wax out there. They don't gouge the customer, which is refreshing in today's marketplace. Just as important, the cheese wax was delivered in just three days!