Low Heat Waxing Instructions

Waxing Your Cheese with Low Heat

This is the safest method for waxing cheese. When using this method you need to work quickly and have a very clean cheese surface. With this low heat method, mold spores are not killed, so mold may still develop under the wax.

  1. Heat cheese wax in pot or bowl, placed inside a pot filled with water, on the stove.
  2. Once melted, place a piece of aluminum foil down to catch any drips between the waxing pot and the cheese.
  3. Begin applying wax to the surface of the cheese with a natural bristled brush. Work quickly and use plenty of wax to get a good cover coat but try not to over brush.
  4. Wax the top surface and as much of one side as you can, then let the wax harden, before doing the remaining surface of the cheese.
  5. Once coated, repeat the process, so a good protective layer is created. If needed apply a third coat.
  6. When done waxing let the wax harden. Store both the wax and the brush in the same container used for melting, with a lid on top.

Pros and Cons for Low Heat Waxing

Pros: This method usually requires less wax to be heated (just enough to dip the brush and coat the cheese) and it is safer since the wax is never heated to a dangerous temperature.

Cons: The temperature is not hot enough to kill the mold spores and mold may develop under the wax. If the cheese is dried in a clean environment covered with a sanitized dry cloth this may not be a problem.

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