Wrapping and storing cheese at home can be a little intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be! With a little know how, you can wrap and store cheese like a pro for maximum freshness. Aged cheeses like Emmi Le Gruyère AOP or KALTBACH cave-aged cheeses can be stored for weeks under the right conditions. Follow these three tips to keep your cheese fresh and delicious.
1. Don’t Overcut
For maximum freshness, keep cheese pieces as large as possible before wrapping. This will prevent the cheese from drying out too fast. Smaller pieces will dry out more quickly.
2. Give your cheese room to breathe
Professional cheese paper is designed to protect cheese while storing it in the refrigerator and regulate humidity. Cheese needs to “breathe” a little bit to prevent mold growth, but too much air and it will dry out. To mimic professional cheese paper at home, wrap the cheese first in parchment or wax paper. Follow with a layer of plastic wrap. This double layer allows the cheese to breathe and stay fresh.
3. Store in the Right Spot
Store wrapped cheese in a vegetable drawer or lower shelf of your refrigerator where the temperature is consistent and not too cold.
Now you are ready to wrap and store cheese like a pro!