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.
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.
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.
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!
Disclaimer: This if 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.