What is smoky cheese?
Smoky cheese, or smoked cheese, is any cheese that has been cured in a smoking process. Cold smoking smokes cheese between 68° and 86°F (20 to 30°C) while hot smoking temperatures range from 104° to 194°F (40 to 90°C).
How is smoky cheese made?
Smoky cheese is usually smoked in a smoker where smoke from burning apple, oak, hickory, chestnut or alder wood is passed over the cheese as it sits on shelves.
Why do people smoke cheese?
Smoking gives cheese a unique and subtle flavor, sometimes described as meaty, earthy or toasty. Smoking also helps preserve the cheese.