Sticky cheese paste...

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Hi all, making up some cheese paste for the autumn. What would you add to a paste that is a tad too sticky?
 

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How are you making it? What's in it?

When cheese is heated, it separates - if you work it for a long time it heats up more, work it for a bit, then put it in the fridge to cool down, then start working it again (that's how bakers make pastry).
 

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How are you making it? What's in it?

When cheese is heated, it separates - if you work it for a long time it heats up more, work it for a bit, then put it in the fridge to cool down, then start working it again (that's how bakers make pastry).
Interesting. I couldn't tell you what's in it. This is the equivalent of a master sauce. It has been added to more times than I can recall. Most Christmases, I take all the left over cheeses and add them to the batch, then separate into smaller balls. I had some left over grana padano and some type of smelly cheese that my wife was about to get rid of, so added it to the mix. It just became a little sticky.

I've added some dry, fine, breadcrumb that has gotten it to the texture I like.

I smell like a vagrants foot!
 

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Ah, I thought you had made a fresh batch. I'm not sure that I could contain myself without being able to repeat a recipe, it would drive me nuts 🤯
 

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Ah, I thought you had made a fresh batch. I'm not sure that I could contain myself without being able to repeat a recipe, it would drive me nuts 🤯
Lol just keep adding stuff. If you don't catch blame the weather. This stuff honks. I do remember putting some butyric acid in thereat some point but the cheese smell is just ridiculous lol.
 

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Sourdough culture comes to mind :eek: I'm sure it's something else that fabreeze can't deal with 🤮
 
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