Paramelt Cheese Wax, a formulation of paraffin, microcrystalline wax and food grade coloring. This product protects against unwarranted bacteria on your cheese and natural cheese shrinkage during the aging process. This product is pliable and will not become brittle and break.
How much wax will you need: One pound will wax approximately 12-20 cheeses when brushed on. If dipping method is used you will need at least a 5 pound block.
Use Directions: Melt wax in a double boiler or disposable aluminum plan from the grocery store. Wax can explode at high temperatures; therefore, please be present when the wax is on the stove at all times. Heat wax to 210ºF. Wax can be brushed onto a dried and chilled cheese with a natural bristle brush (anything synthetic will melt), or you can very carefully dip your cheese into the wax pot one side at a time (it can get very slippery). Two thin coats are preferable to one thick coat. Be sure to fill up any air spaces as mold needs air to grow.
When you are ready to eat your cheese, the wax is simply peeled off and can be strained through butter muslin, melted and used again.
Available in colors:
- Cheddar Yellow