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27 Apr 2017

The Proper Storage for Cheese to Avoid Molds

What is the proper way to store cheese to keep it fresh and free of molds?

The Proper Storage for Cheese to Avoid Molds

Cheese has become a popular dairy food among people, from children to adults. Cheese is loved for its savory taste. Cheese is usually combined with other food products, such as burger, bread, cake, and others. Cheese is made from fermented milk, and was originally made from goat milk.

 

It was the Romans who first developed the cheese varieties that we know today. The Romans have reached the stage where they were able to develop different curing techniques to create different types of cheese with their own distinct taste and character. The Romans introduced cheese and the cheese-making techniques when they conquered Gaul (now known as France), and cheese was welcomed by the locals.   

 

Cheese, as a product of fermentation, can easily become stale and moldy if not properly stored. So what is the proper way to store cheese to keep it fresh and free of molds? There are several tips that you may use and pay attention to in order to keep cheese from molds:

 

  • Store cheese in an airtight, closed plastic container to maintain its scent and taste.

 

The refrigerator is the most practical storage that allow food products to be stored for a long time. However, storing cheese products in a refrigerator will make them dry. Actually, dried out cheese is still safe for consumption. You can grate the outer part that is dry, as the dried out part is only the outer part.

 

To prevent cheese from drying out when stored in a refrigerator, store cheese in an airtight container. Do not mix cheese with strong-scented food. Because, as cheese ‘breathes’, it will absorb the scent and ruin its flavor.

 

  • Avoid storing cheese in an open space for a long time, as it may become moldy

 

Do not store cheese in an open space for a long time, as it may become moldy. Put cheese in an airtight container. Grate and slice cheese before storing it in an airtight container. Cheese can also be wrapped in oil paper or aluminium foil and store in plastic.

 

Those are several tips on how to store cheese to keep molds away. We hope you find the tips useful!

 

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