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Store Cheese in the Fridge?

LES Resident Nov 5, 2005 04:10 PM

Whenever I buy cheese at a cheese shop its out on a table and not chilled. I usually buy cheddar, monchego and/or regiano. Should I store these in my refridgerator or should I wrap them and leave them in a cabinet? TIA.

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    redglass RE: LES Resident Nov 5, 2005 09:12 PM

    I wrap my cheeses in parchment, then place in tupperware and in the fridge. I bring them to room temperature before serving, however. Unless your kitchen is very cold, I'd be wary of leaving cheeses out for more than a few hours.

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      Greg Hamlin RE: LES Resident Nov 6, 2005 04:09 PM

      According to the "Cheese Primer" by Steven Jenkins and the way we do it, is wrap the cheese in waxed paper and store it in the vegetable bin in the fridge. The waxed paper allows it to breathe without drying out and the harder the cheese, the longer it'll last, but we're talking substantial time with hard or soft cheeses.
      Alternative to waxed paper is foil.

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