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Red Cheese Wax

Red Cheese Wax

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Save 15% Sale price $6.95 Regular price $5.91
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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.

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company


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


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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Sherrie D.
United States United States
Red Cheese Wax

Melts smooth and works great. I’ve waxed 2 very large wheels and am waxing my third this week.

Dennis R.
United States United States
Red Cheese Wax

Great prices, great products, great service. Product arrived earlier than expected and surpassed expectations

Deb F.
United States United States
Loved ut!

First time making cheese abd using the wax

Thaer M.
United States United States
Very good product

The amount I received was more than I need for the first two batches, and it is an authentic product

Gary I.
United States United States
Cheese Wax

I’ve been using this wax for years and it keeps my aging cheese mold free. I bought an old crock pot from the thrift store and just dip my rounds in it. No mess at all