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How to Properly Store Cheese

Keeping Cheese Fresh and Free of Mold


You have just splurged on some expensive feta or mozzarella and want to get your money's worth. You certainly can't eat 5 pounds of cheese at one sitting, so what's the best way to store it and keep it fresh?

First off, air is cheese's worst enemy. When cheese is exposed to air, mold forms.

The best way to store cheese is to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Then, place the wrapped cheese in a plastic storage bag, ensuring all air is removed. Store in refrigerator.

Cheese can be frozen for up to three months. It can be stored longer, but the taste will be compromised.

To thaw frozen cheese, do so in the refrigerator. Never thaw cheese on the countertop!
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