Is blue cheese really made using worms?

 
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Posted on May. 15th, 2008

Bleu cheese is definitely not made using worms. The blue or green lines in the cheese are usually penicillum cultures, though some fromageries use other strains. Here's the general process:
Salt is mixed into soft cheese curd, then mold cultures are added, and the ingredients are mixed together gently. The curd is packed into a shaping press and left overnight. In the morning, the cheese is punctured to allow air circulation, and rubbed with salt. Removed from the shaping press, the cheese is traditionally wrapped in cloth and stored in a cave for a few months, since the cheese needs about 70% humidity and a temperature around 50 degree Fahrenheit (though many people now use a special refrigerator). After about 2 months, the wheel is removed, unwrapped, and served. Yum!

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Posted on May. 15th, 2008

Mold yes. Worms i don't think so.

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