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  1. #1
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    Default Bees wax for cheese?

    I just started making cheese , I was hoping to use my bees wax to coat it , rather than buying cheese wax.

    There's really no problem with it , it is just a little hard and cracks easier , does anyone have any way of adding something that would make the beeswax a little more pliable?

    I read from someone on another site that you could add coconut oil , anyone ever tried this?

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Bees wax for cheese?

    No experience here but a few links that you might find useful.

    This is a recipe for cheese wax (made from bees wax) that uses a small amount of vegetable shortening.
    http://www.beeswaxfrombeekeepers.com...axrecipes.html

    One amateur cheesemaker said that they used mineral oil to keep the beeswax a little softer, but they were not very happy with it.
    http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php?topic=1879.0

    This person recommends a 50:50 mix of paraffin and bees wax:
    http://www.rickandlynne.com/rick/go/...viewthread/261

    Some people use straight bees wax (no additives) and are happy with the result:
    http://essentialstuff.org/index.php/...ing-the-round/
    http://www.dairygoatjournal.com/issu..._Sullivan.html
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Bees wax for cheese?

    Thanks for the links.

    I coated one yesterday with just plain ole beeswax , it seems OK.

    I may try adding some coconut oil , or veg shortening on the next one.

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