AmesFarm Beeswax - 1 lb
Clean, natural beeswax is perfect for aging artisanal handcrafted cheese, preferred by many cheesemongers as an alternative to paraffin-based wax. Pure beeswax is imbued with a hint of honey scent and has been trusted for centuries to protect cheese during the aging process.
One pound of beeswax is sufficient for waxing approximately 12-20 cheese when brushed on; ensure you are using a natural boar bristle brush; synthetic brush bristles will melt with the temperature of the wax.
Note: Beeswax, like most waxes, can become brittle in cooler conditions--paraffin-based waxes have an extra ingredient added to prevent brittleness, and some cheesemongers prefer to add coconut oil, vegetable shortening or mineral oil to the melted wax for increased pliability.