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Cheese Storage Basics
The first rule in cheese storage is that all cheese storage is not
equal. Semi-soft to hard cheese should be wrapped in foil to
prevent mold, but if you enjoy
soft cheeses like Brie, using
an airtight plastic container to keep from spreading the aroma
into other foods.
Store your shredded cheese in
an airtight container. Because shredded cheese has more exposed
surface area, it is more likely to mold and should be used
within a couple of days.
paper is great for wrapping for both young and medium-aged
cheese. Younger, softer cheeses such as Brie or Camembert need a
wrap that lets them breathe.
Parchment paper allows air to get in yet still offers
protection from the drying environment of the refrigerator.
Firmer cheeses such as
Cheddar need to breathe less but they still need to be
protected from drying out. Wrap these medium-aged cheeses in
parchment, then with a loose overwrap of plastic. Avoid
wrapping cheeses directly in plastic to protect the flavor and
texture of the cheese.