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Apr 16, 2013 06:57 PM

The many shapes of cheese

Is there a particular rule and/or reason for how cheese is shaped? As I am buying and learning about cheese I see squares, bells, tomme shape, wheels, rounds, logs and all sorts of different wraps.

I'm sure this is a loaded question, but I would like to further understand how the actual shape of a particular cheese is decided. TIA.


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      1. I enjoyed reading the 2 links


          nice source for shaping molds. I use the ricotta basket quite often.

          1. It is not a true domestic cheddar unless it is in the shape of Wisconsin. Or a cow.

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