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Using the below selection of B-Linens yeasts to create that wonderful red smear one sees on Brick, Munster, Limberger and even styles of bloomy rind cheeses. one can have a great time experimenting with different strains. These products come in small packets and one only needs a very very small amount to inoculate a small milk batch (1-10 gallons). Try some of the different strains and see the differences. You'll want to age these cheeses away from other cheeses, to keep any cross contamination controlled. Click on the product listing below to see the Spec Sheets.
(SR3) Brevibacterium linens: bright orange color - This strain is slightly less aromatic than LR.
(freeze-dried direct set/DVI-Direct Vat Innoculation).
(LR) Brevibacterium linens: light orange color
(freeze-dried direct set/DVI-Direct Vat Innoculation)
(ARN) Brevibacterium linens: orange and ivory - Arthrobacter nicotianae, geotrichum candidum: specific blend for flavor of Normandy cheese and a balanced surface flora between p. candidum and the acid-sensitive bacteria; two types of B. linens are used in ARN. (freeze-dried direct set/DVI-Direct Vat Innoculation).
(PLA) Brevibacterium linens: Arthrobacter nicotianae, Debaryomyces hansenii, Geotrichum candidum: Complex blend for aspect and flavor of the main European (or French) style cheeses.
(FR22) Brevibacterium linens: Bright orange color, high aromatic. These yeasts will produce an orange-yellow color on surface of brick, Limburger and other washed rind and smear cheeses. It can also be used along with Pen. Candidum in Camembert Brie, either directly inoculated or sprayed on the cheese. Usage: 1 dose/1000 liters milk (approximately 2300 pounds milk). Dissolve an appropriate amount (teeny tiny amount-approx. 1/64 tsp.) in water. Allow 12-16 hours for the mold to dissolve and activate, then spray onto the cheese. Or use a clean brush or small cloth to wash the surfaces of the cheese. You can directly innoculate the milk and/or spray this mold onto your cheese using this convenient Small Spray Bottle on our Supplies page.
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