White mold cheeses

Creamy, nutty

White mold cheeses, usually made of cow's milk, have a creamy texture and a mild, nutty taste. Production involves adding a white mold culture to the curd, causing a white bloom to grow on the surface. The cheese then ripens from the outside in four to nine weeks. The longer it is stored, the softer it becomes. To determine if a white mold cheese is mature, squeeze it gently on the sides, never from above. The cheese should yield easily and bulge in the middle.

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