Smoked cheese is a type of cheese that has been cured or flavored by smoke. The smoking process involves exposing the cheese to smoke from burning wood chips, giving it a distinctive flavor and aroma. Smoke-curing can be done using either cold-smoking or hot-smoking methods. Cold smoking takes a longer time, typically up to a month, and is done at temperatures ranging from 70°F to 90°F. The result is a yellowish-brown outer layer that adds to the cheese’s appearance and flavor. Smoked cheese can be made from different types of cheese, including cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, and others. It can be eaten on its own, grated over dishes or used as an ingredient in recipes that call for cheese.
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