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Offline Vina

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cheese storage?
« on: February 05, 2012, 08:46:39 AM »
How do you, guys store your cheese?

I have now some Caerphilly ready. one Tomme will be ready in 3-4 weeks. All with natural rind, not waxed.
How do you wrap / pack and store them?

I'm affraid that my cheese becomes too dry :(

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Re: cheese storage?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 09:28:39 AM »
When I cut a wheel of cheese, I vacuum pack anything that I won't be using within a week or so.  Lancashire that is over 2 months old goes into my regular fridge to extend it's life span (gets overly sharp, almost sour due to it's moisture content), but the rest of it goes back into my mini fridge cheese cave for further ageing.

If I don't cut into them and they seem to be getting dry, I coat with lard or butter.  A bit messy, but it does a good job.  Any mold that develops can be easily scraped off.