Cheese is a food derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavours, textures,
and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk,
usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep
# Cheese Paper
To keep cheese fresh for as long as possible,cheese bags or cheese paper
is the best way to store it.It's porous, so it protects the cheese from air
exposure while still allowing it to breathe. There aren't many manufacturers
out there besides Formaticum, but it's well worth the investment. It's a two-
ply material made of wax-coated paper and a thin porous polyethylene
plastic, which allows moisture to wick, but not totally escape.
#2Wax or Parchment Paper
If you can't find or don't want to buy cheese paper, wrap it in wax or
parchment paper, then put it in a partially sealed plastic bag. The paper
creates a barrier between the cheese and the plastic, while the plastic keeps
it from getting dry. If it's pre-sliced, you can wrap the slices in paper and put
them back in the original unclosed bag. You can also surround the wax or
parchment paper with aluminum foil, if you want to stray completely away
from plastic. This is the method that Lisa used in her comparison to cheese
bags, but it's still going to last a lot longer than keeping it as is from store to
fridge. For the best possible package, check out Jake Lahne's step-by-step
guide to wrapping a chunk of cheese on Serious Eats.
#3 Replace Parchment Paper every time you unwrap cheese
For cheeses that sweat a lot, you'll want to actually replace the cheese, wax,
or parchment paper every time you unwrap it. Reused materials won't give
you the same breathable seal that you had before, so start fresh for longer
#4 Write date on Before you put it in the fridge,
label your cheese with the type and the date you wrapped it. Cheese is best
when it's freshest, so dating it helps remind you how long it's been in there.
#5 keep cheese in vegetable dryer
Ideally, cheese should be kept between 35 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Freezing can cause the texture to degrade, so the best place to store cheese
is as far from the freezer as possible. Keep it in the vegetable drawer or on a
bottom shelf where the temperature is consistent but not too cold.