One of our most popular questions at TGS is how to properly store cheese. It’s actually more complex than one might think! So, to get the inside scoop, we asked our fav Cheesemonger, Leah for her best tips and tricks.
There are many different opinions on storing cheese, but as someone who has spent her fair share of time behind the counter, I have a few thoughts on what actually works and what doesn’t.
– Leah Mossman, Cheesemonger
Firstly, put away the plastic wrap. For all cheeses. Do it. Step away from the plastic wrap. Cheese is a living, breathing, even growing thing that requires oxygen (different levels for different types, but we’ll get there) and plastic wrap is nothing if not a barrier between cheese and its ability to breathe. So, now let’s talk cheese paper. What is that you ask? Basically, a thicker parchment paper that’s waxy (aka moisture-wicking!) on the inside, both allowing the cheese to breathe and also protecting it from too much oxygen which would dry it out. I told you it was complex. [Read more…] about Cheese Storage Tips & Tricks