Q and A: coating cheese with wax, open-pollinated plants, canning cheese, and prepper shows — 8 Comments

  1. Billie,

    I’m glad you like my Pantry Cookbook. I wrote it for just plain folks like myself; no strange ingredients, easy to fix and tasty, too. Most are multi-generational family recipes too, some dating back to the 1800’s.

  2. Diana,

    Ah ha. Waxing store bought cheese just doesn’t work. All cheese I wax is homemade and it does make a difference. Way back when Will lived in Washington, he experimented in waxing store cheese and he had the same failure you did. Mystery solved?

  3. Yes, I used cheese wax. I waxed 2 or 3 batches at different times and almost all of them went bad. The cheese was so horribly oily. I thought I maybe should have let it dry out longer before waxing — or maybe use a different brand. This was all store brand cheese.

  4. Wendy Hause,

    Maybe that’s why we don’t watch T.V much at all? Everything is so fake. And immoral, and stupid and…… I’m tickled that your tomatoes you got from us are dong so well! We love to hear that. Dirt??? Oh my how I’m itching to get out and dig. Right now I can’t even see the ground but I know it’s coming.

  5. Diana,

    Did you use cheese wax? I’ve had plenty of failures using regular paraffin and few using cheese wax. It isn’t your elevation; I made plenty of cheese and coated it when we lived in Montana at 6,900 feet.

  6. The porch is looking great guys! Love the new flower boxes. Sure don’t blame you for declining on the Prepper show. They do make those folks look strange. But then that’s tv these days. Happy spring! Glad your snow is disappearing. Ours is too thankfully. My J&W tomatoes are looking so great; they’re about 2″ tall already. So ready to get outside to play in the dirt!

  7. Margie and I have had the same failures when trying to wax cheese for storage. I used the directions from another website which were very clear and did just as she said. I ended up with several pounds of moldy to totally rotten cheese. The only thing I can figure is my 6200 ft. elevation has something to do with it. Any ideas?

  8. Three cheers for you Jackie on declining a spot on Doomsday Prepper show. I was very disappointed in the couple I watched. Very sensationalist and extreme typecasting.

    On another note, I want you to know how much I am enjoying your pantry cookbook. I especially like how the recipes are spread out with room left for making notes. We put a checkmark on every recipe we try. Why did I wait so long to order it?