My hard cheese surface is oily during the drying period, why is that?

by Kelsey

If oil is forming on the surface of your cheese during the air drying period, the temperature may be too high causing the fat in the cheese to rise to the surface.

We suggest you move your cheese to a cooler location.

If the cheese is hard and has developed a good rind we recommend you place it in the fridge covered with a paper towel or muslin cloth, this should help dry it out before waxing.