Retail Cutting Guide (Wrap and display)

Cutting to Wrap and Display - A Ten Step Process

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1. Waxed Stilton looks different because of an outer layer of wax and an inner layer of transparent wrap.

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2. To remove the wax, carefully cut through the outer layer across the top and down the sides to the base.

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3. Begin stripping off the wax by pulling the transparent wrap away from the cheese.

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4. Allow the crust to dry for about two hours under refrigeration before attempting to cut.

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5. Score the cheese first to get a good centreed position before cutting.

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6. Cut the Stilton in half, carefully pulling the wire toward you.

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7. Complete cutting all the way through for two equal halves.

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8. Turn the half wheel on its end and, using the wire, cut and discard the end coating, leaving a clean half ring, top and bottom.

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9. Continuing with the wire, turn each wheel on end and slice in half again. Wrap wheels not being immediately cut.

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10. Cut into smaller wedges, wrap immediately and put on display. Weigh and price the individual pieces.