Originally Posted by lash
Right now it looks a lot like something a large cheese owl left on the front lawn..
Cheese owl...I'm crackin' up.
I suppose you could dress the owl turd any way you like...maybe rest it on a bed of lettuce leaves, top it with sprigs of parsley - you're not going to eat those things. I've never seen a log sit on display long enough to worry about making it purdy.
And I should post an addendum to the strict adherance to the recipe, and that is:
"Don't deviate from the plan until you've built and tested a couple cheese logs." Experimentation is how things become better (or worse), but you need a baseline first. Try it a couple times as given, then
try to improve it.