FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP AND STORE YOUR CHEESES…

  1. If you use Parmesan, don’t throw away the rind, instead place it in a jar and cover it with olive oil. After a couple of weeks, you will have a delicious flavoured oil to put on your pasta or salad dishes.

2. Cheese wrapped in waxed paper will keep better if you keep it in the wrapping as it is designed to help your cheese breathe.  If the waxed paper is not available, you can use kitchen foil for blue cheeses especially, as this will help them retain moisture.

3. Keep newly opened cheese in a sealed container like a Tupperware box.

4. Another tip to keep your cheese longer is to pop a small sugar cube inside your container as this will absorb excess moisture, and prevent the cheese from sweating.

5. Cheese doesn’t like to be too cold. The “perfect” temperature varies depending on who you ask, but usually ranges between 40 and 53 degrees F. Try to store cheese in the produce drawer, as this is usually slightly warmer than the rest of the refrigerator.

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