How to store cheese
General Storage advice:
Waxed papers and aluminium foil:
Our Cheese is best stored in the refrigerator. We recommend it is stored close to the bottom, such as a vegetable compartment. If you want to store an opened cheese truckle, for best results wrap it in waxed paper (cheese cloth, parchment paper, or butcher paper). Wrapped this way, the cheese will be able to breathe without the risk of drying out. Cheese can also be wrapped in aluminium foil, we recommend that it is loosely wrapped to avoid the cheese sweating.
Can I use plastic wrap to store cheese?
We recommend that you do not store cheese in plastic wrap as the
cheese suffocates, and begins to sweat. This may cause the cheese be
become slimy, or discoloured.
Waxed Paper Cheese Cloth Parchment Paper
How long will cheese last in the refrigerator?
When refrigerated, opened cheese truckles usually last for 1-2
months, however cut pieces of cheese will not last as long. harder
cheese will last longer than softer cheeses, with semi-soft cheeses
lasting for a period in between. However this is only a guide and often
cheese can last longer than suggested.
How to tell if cheese has gone off?
In this instance, your senses are the most accurate advice. Any
exposed areas of cheese may grow mould, and this can be cut off and
often the cheese underneath is perfectly fine. The smell of the cheese
is also important, if the cheese smells off, it probably is.
Can you freeze cheese?
Cheddar can be frozen for up to 6 months. We recommend that for best
results, larger, uncut portions should be frozen. Frozen cheese is best
used grated, crumbled, or melted. This is because freezing temperatures
can affect the texture of cheese. To defrost cheese truckles, place them
in the refrigerator to thaw as slowly as possible. For waxed cheese
truckles, you can cut the truckle in half, use half and freeze the other
half (100g portion). Simply leave the wax on the half you are going to
freeze and place inside a freeze safe container to avoid freezer damage
on the exposed cheese.
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. This information
should be treated as a guide. Always consult with your own doctor in
connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own
health or the health of others.