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Stop Storing Cheese In Plastic

December 29, 2017

Although most cheese are sold in plastic bags, storing it in plastic is actually wrong and ruin it. It turns out cheese has some very specific needs if you want to keep it at its best.  Turn out those active cultures that give cheese those distinctive flavors is still alive. Plastic wrap makes the cheese take on a funky flavor as it makes it hard for the cheese to breathe.  Instead, store cheese by wrapping it in wax paper or parchment paper and kept in one of the lower drawers in your refrigerator. The temperature and humidity there remain consistent, protected from the opening and closing of the door. If you have a problem with cheese drying out when you use this method, you can also loosely wrap the cheese in plastic wrap or foil so long as they're only coming into contact with the paper wrapped around the cheese, and not the cheese itself. You can also buy special cheese paper, which helps keep your cheese from drying out. Softer cheeses that are hard to wrap should be taken out of the plastic they came in and placed on a piece of wax paper in an airtight container.

SOURCE: SheKnows

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