How to store cheese?
Improper storage of cheese leads to its rapid drying and rotting, as a result of which the product ceases to be usable. Cheese freshness can be adversely affected by both temperature and humidity. It is recommended to keep the cheese in a dry place protected from direct sunlight. Before it should be wrapped in a linen cloth, lightly soaked in salted water.
How to keep cheese in the fridge
Such a product as cheese does not tolerate sudden changes in temperature and humidity. If you are used to storing cheese in the refrigerator, then it is better to place it on the lower shelf, in a special compartment for vegetables and fruits. Keep it better, wrapped in plastic wrap or bag. The fact is that this product dries quickly enough, and given the low humidity in the refrigerator, without adequate protection, fresh cheese will quickly become hard and dry. It is best to pre-wrap a piece of cheese in a film, put in a plastic bag, and then put in a glass or plastic container with a lid. You should not use sealed containers.In this form, the cheese will be stored for a long time in the refrigerator, remaining fresh and fragrant.
Small pieces of cheese can be put in a glass dish with a lid, and so that they remain tasty and moldy longer, you can also place a piece of sugar there that will absorb moisture, thereby preventing the product from rotting. In this case, the sugar should be changed as needed.
How to store cheese in the freezer
Any product, including cheese, should be bought in moderation. However, if you still have a big bite, and you will not be able to eat it in the near future, you can keep the cheese in the freezer. It is best to keep hard and semi-hard cheeses in the freezer. There is, however, the risk that after freezing it may become crumbly, but it will not lose its taste. As in the case of a refrigerator, before putting a piece of cheese in the freezer, it should be wrapped with cling film and put in a bag.
How much cheese is stored
Hard cheeses are usually stored for seven to ten days. Before eating cheese, be sure to check it for the presence of mold.
Soft cheeses remain fresh significantly less - about three days.Melted cheeses in an open package after two days of storage lose not only the appearance, but also their taste.
Pickled cheeses are recommended to be stored in brine. To do this, prepare a weak brine in water or whey.
Cheeses placed in sealed packages remain fresh the longest.