When you mix wheat flour with milk, before curdling the milk, does the resulting cheese taste like cheddar cheese?

I made some home-made glue for a paper mache art project using wheat paste and I noticed that the glue smelled very strong of cheddar cheese after being inside of a refrigerator for more than 3 weeks (I discarded the old smelly glue; I did not use it)

I imagine that the micro-organisms inside of the wheat paste glue are the same as those used for American cheddar.

  • "When you mix wheat flour with milk" -- AFAIK, generally you don't do that when making cheese.
    – Dan Mašek
    Commented Jun 23 at 23:22
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    Generally what will have happened is that you contaminated your glue with a bacterium or fungus that to you smells like cheese - might well be one of the Candida or Staphylococcus groups.
    – bob1
    Commented Jun 24 at 3:46

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No, wheat flour doesn't make homemade cheese taste like cheddar. Cheddar's flavor comes from specific cultures and aging processes, not from adding flour.

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    Cheddar's flavor comes from cultures, aging and cheddaring
    – Juhasz
    Commented Jun 24 at 22:32

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