Storage of cheese

Storage of cheese

How you should store our cheese at home?

Ripened cheese likes it cool and moist. The best is a temperature of about 8-10 ° C at about 90% humidity. For the cheese bought in the piece, the fridge (ideally the vegetable compartment) is recommended as a “cheese cellar”

Leave the cheese in the vacuum packaging and open it only for serving. This protects the cheese best and does not dry out.

The storage of larger pieces of cheese or whole cheeses

Kaesekeller
Luftig und feucht im Keller

If you want to store large pieces of cheese or a whole cheese wheel for more than 2-3 weeks, we recommend using a damp dishcloth. Just take a clean tea towel, soak it in salted water (just add a little salt), squeeze it out and wrap the cheese in the damp cloth. This process is then repeated every 2-3 days.

Airy and humid in the cellar

If the cheese turns white or stains it is usually the salt or protein that crystallizes due to the temperature difference. These places are easy to rub off.

No bread contact – yeasts

Please do not store or cut cheese on wooden plates, boards, etc. where bread used to be. The yeast residues of the bread quickly make the cheese moldy.

Please note the following when storing cheese:

  • Airtight sealed plastic containers, as well as plastic cheese bells are bad, since no “breathing” is possible.
  • The simplest storage is in the coated wrapping paper.
  • Too much cold and heat! Low temperatures prevent ripening, high temperatures accelerate cheese ripening.
  • Store cheese cool, but do not refrigerate. For optimal cheese flavor, simply take half an hour before serving.
  • Not good, but you can freeze cheese. The natural ripening process is interrupted and the cheese loses its flavor. Ice crystals change the structure of the cheese dough.
  • Only from a temperature of 16 °C, the cheese can develop its aroma.

 

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