It takes a lot to learn how to make the perfect
homemade cheese. Luckily, today there’s so much choice on the market that you don’t have to put much effort at all.
However, many of us don’t know how to store the cheese they’ve bought (or made). That’s why today we’re offering 8 tips for you to follow
from our ‘Cheese Storage Guide’
. Keep reading!
- Unfortunately, not every cheese on the market goes with the brine. And let’s not forget how important its role is! The brine is able to preserve the cheese’s gustatory properties, so don’t think it’s just water. Actually, it’s not that special as well. Brine is made of water and sea salt. And what’s the perfect proportion? We would say 200g sea salt to 1l water. Try using spring water or at least boil it for extra insurance.
- Still, in case you don’t wanna store your cheese in brine, there are other ways as well. For example, you could preserve it for longer if you wrap it in a foil or rice paper before putting it in the fridge.
- Here’s another trick! Try placing the cheese in a plate with a sugar lump next to it. Then cover it tightly with another plate and refrigerate. We guarantee it won’t get dry at least for a week.
- By the way, it’s good to know that soft cheeses like mascarpone, feta, quark and ricotta should be stored in their original trade packages. On the other hand, you can wrap the soft ones like brie and camembert in a special cheese storage paper.
- OK, what about if there’s not enough space in the fridge? Well, this definitely means you’re a lucky person! So, if you have to store your cheese outside the fridge, then it’s better to wrap it in a piece of cloth or a kitchen towel. Not just a simple towel, though! Make sure it’s well soaked into salt-water.
- In case this doesn’t sound like your thing, you could just put it in a bowl and cover it with wet towel. It would pretty much do the work!
- Let’s talk about degrees for a moment. Have you even taken a look at your fridge’s containers? Well, they’re not there for no reason! With their low humidity levels and temperatures a little bit above 0C°, they are the perfect area for your dairy products. These fridge boxes are known to slow down the maturing process of the cheeses and preserve them for longer.
- Did you know that some cheese sorts are good even for the freezer? Yes, indeed! For example, hard and creamy cheeses might survive at -18C° for a couple of months. How about that!?
How do you usually like to store your cheese? Hit the comments and share with us!
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