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Offline ozbuck

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Buying Cheese Online - Shipping Temperature?
« on: June 05, 2012, 07:30:06 PM »
Hi everyone!

This is my first post. I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to cheese, but hopefully I can get some good feedback from you guys =)

A few questions:

1. I'm thinking of ordering some cheese online to be delivered to me and I'm wondering how essential it is for the cheese to be kept at a certain temperature?

2. Are there any cheeses that do not require refrigeration at all?

3. Are there any cheeses that require refrigeration at all times?



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Re: Buying Cheese Online - Shipping Temperature?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 12:37:31 AM »
Hello Oz, and welcome to the forum.

I have ordered cheese from igourmet perhaps a half dozen times over the past couple years. It always arrives in good shape and their prices are reasonable.

They use styrofoam box in a cardboard shipping box with a cold pac inside. Of course the cooler months are the most optimal for shipping and receiving cheese, but iGourmet ships quickly, especially if it's a soft or lactic cheese. The harder cheeses are more durable and forgiving.

My cheese purchases have helped give me a better idea of what particular cheese styles should look, smell, feel, and taste like.

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