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What is the best way to store a cheese?


What is the best way to store a cheese?

The best option by far for cheese-lovers is to buy and consume your cheese as and when it is at its tastiest and most delicious.  However, it’s not always possible to do this.  So, we are going to provide you with some techniques to preserve a cheese in the best conditions.  The first thing to know is that certain cheeses keep better than others.  A hard or veined cheese, for example, will last better than a cheese with a bloomy or washed rind like Herve cheese.  Similarly, a cheese which stays whole and unopened will keep better.  But the moment you decide you want to open your cheese, that’s when you need to be vigilant.  Once you have cut yourself a piece, make sure you put the cheese back in its wrapper and close it properly.  Put your cheese in the salad drawer of your fridge, because this is the warmest and dampest place, and also it means your cheese is kept away from other foodstuffs and won’t impair their taste by being in too close a proximity.  And finally, don’t forget to take it out of the fridge an hour before cutting a piece.