Though the South is home to many delicacies, a longstanding cheese-making tradition isn't among them. But that's starting to change, and while cheesemakers are following all kinds of roads to cheese, the region's particular climate makes for some interesting commonalities among its increasingly delicious cheeses.
We get many questions on waxing cheese as well as requests for help when mold forms under the wax. This article will help answer your questions and guide you through the waxing process. You'll also find some helpful tips for when things do not go as planned when aging cheese.
Washed rind cheese is a broad but distinctive category of gloriously stinky curd. The telltale signs include a moist or sticky exterior, some variety of reddish-orange rind, and profound aromas reminiscent of often-unmentionable things—sweaty feet and barnyard animals figure prominently.
Cheese - contain tryptophan, an amino acid that produces melatonin known for its calming effects. Eating cheese (such as cheddar, swiss, and mozzarella) can help you purposely relax at the end of a hectic day.