Types of Cheese: Smoked Cheese

Types of Cheese : Smoked Cheese

The smoking of foods was a means of preservation and it still retains that preservative function in some cases. It has also been a tradition to smoke certain varieties of cheese. Today smoked cheese supplies another variant of a particular type of cheese.

It is possible to add a liquid smoke preparation but this does not normally produce the best flavoured product. Most cheese are smoked using oak or other local wood. The shavings are allowed to smoulder and provide the smoke in comparatively low temperatures so that the cheese is not 'cooked', but it does bring some of the fat to the surface. This, together with the deposits from the smoke vapours, provide an attractive and characteristic colour to the cheese.
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