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What is an Affineur?

An affineur is a person who ages (some like tosay "matures") cheese. Many cheesemakers act as their ownaffineur, overseeing the aging of all theircheeses.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is the name of a person who makes cheese?

An expert cheese seller is called a'cheesemonger'. An expert in aging cheese (i.e., produced byfarms and collected still young) is called a 'affineur'. Anexpert in making cheese is simply a'cheesemaker'.

Subsequently, question is, where can you age cheese? A basic room or porch thermometer will work just fine,and some wine refrigerators come with one. Next, you need to thinkabout humidity. Cheese likes to be aged at about55° to 65F, with about 70% humidity. You can put a bowl orglass of cool water, about half full, inside your wine refrigeratorand keep it there.

Keeping this in consideration, what is a cheese cave?

Homemade Cheese Cave For centuries caves, which are usually cool andhave a consistent humidity, have been great environments to age andstore cheese. Caves are still used today, but usuallythey are man-made structures with a highly controlledenvironment.

Is mold used to make cheese?

Molds are used to make certain kinds ofcheeses and can be on the surface of cheese or bedeveloped internally. Blue veined cheese such as Roquefort,blue, Gorgonzola, and Stilton are created by the introduction of P.roqueforti or Penicillium roqueforti spores. Other cheeseshave both an internal and a surface mold.

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