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colonel00
12-31-2012, 07:33 AM
I had never tried this before but about a month or so ago I was smoking some cheese and threw on a block of cream cheese. After it was done I vacuum sealed everything and into the fridge it went. I had been eating on the regular cheese but totally forgot about the cream cheese. The other day I saw it in there and gave it a try. Sweet baby cheeses, this stuff is good. If you haven't tried it yet, do it now! With winter upon most of us, it is even a better time as it will be easier to keep the temps down.

I have no pr0n to post and let's face it, it would be quite boring to just have a picture of a block of cream cheese :becky:

Garyclaw
12-31-2012, 07:45 AM
Stuff's pretty good with no smoke. I can imagine it is pretty awesome. Thanks Brad.

chriscw81
12-31-2012, 07:56 AM
Hmmm, you've given me one more reason to cold smoke :biggrin:




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LMAJ
12-31-2012, 08:01 AM
What wood did you use?

colonel00
12-31-2012, 08:21 AM
I used my typical cheese smoking setup since I was doing regular cheese too. I just use the tin can with a soldering iron in it with some apple chips filling the can. This goes into my UDS at the bottom(ish) (depending on which drum and if I am lazy). I put the cheese on the top grate and I rest it on skewers so the cheese doesn't get dirty from the seasoned grates.

For the cream cheese, I basically did the same as regular cheese. Due to it's consistency, you do need to take care to keep it as cold as possible. It was also a bit of a challenge to vacuum seal which isn't completely necessary but I like to seal all of my cheese and let it mellow for a while.

As far as the amount of smoke, that will be personal preference. When I did this batch a while ago, the temps were still kind of warm so I didn't let the smoker run for as long as I usually do. The regular cheese didn't seem to take on as much smoke but the cream cheese came out really good. With that said, I would suggest doing the cream cheese for a shorter amount of time until you know what you want.

Gore
12-31-2012, 08:31 AM
Can't believe you didn't even take a picture of the cheese, not even one close-up. :tsk:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Blotm9N0iL4/TlvwWXFoexI/AAAAAAAAAy4/S-L91Dvj0AI/s400/useless_thread_1.jpg

---k---
12-31-2012, 08:56 AM
I was wondering how you vacuum sealed it. :grin:

I got some cheese planned for tomorrow. May have to give this a shot.

colonel00
12-31-2012, 10:28 AM
Can't believe you didn't even take a picture of the cheese, not even one close-up. :tsk:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Blotm9N0iL4/TlvwWXFoexI/AAAAAAAAAy4/S-L91Dvj0AI/s400/useless_thread_1.jpg

Happy?

http://tastegoblet.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/carrotcakefrosting.jpg

I was wondering how you vacuum sealed it. :grin:

I got some cheese planned for tomorrow. May have to give this a shot.

It wasn't too difficult. I just had a block of cream cheese that I cut in half for the smoking. It stayed cool enough to retain its shape. Then into a vacusuck bag and vac and seal.

Gore
12-31-2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks! Now I understand what you did. I'm a visual person. :becky:

colonel00
12-31-2012, 11:01 AM
Actually, I remembered that I did have a pic. Check out my nut sacks too :thumb:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ElYjLreUyqE/UKhM9TNg8MI/AAAAAAAAE-A/ETRyoGTuGQ4/s1127/IMG_20121117_204940.jpg

nucornhusker
12-31-2012, 11:09 AM
SackS plural?!:shocked:

Off to the PB.

Will work for bbq
12-31-2012, 11:22 AM
http://tastegoblet.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/carrotcakefrosting.jpg

Now that looks more like the moon than those silly pictures Gore posted the other day. :thumb:

bigabyte
12-31-2012, 11:26 AM
You should spread your nuts over a cheese log.

Gore
12-31-2012, 11:28 AM
Happy?

http://tastegoblet.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/carrotcakefrosting.jpg



I'd say that looks pretty normal.


Actually, I remembered that I did have a pic. Check out my nut sacks too :thumb:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ElYjLreUyqE/UKhM9TNg8MI/AAAAAAAAE-A/ETRyoGTuGQ4/s1127/IMG_20121117_204940.jpg

I am concerned about that orange stuff. You might want to make an appointment with your doctor to have your nutsacks checked out. :thumb:

Bludawg
12-31-2012, 03:30 PM
If you like that smoke a Cheesecake Talk about a foodgasm WHooohooo!