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Feb 20, 2007 06:14 AM

Storing fresh Mozzerela cheese?

Hi! I bought the gargantuon size fresh moz cheese in Costco (balls of cheese in water). Needless to say, I cannot use it all at once, and I was wondering, once opened, how to I keep the unused cheese? Keep it in the water?


p.s. it really is much better than the store-bought crumbly stuff!

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  1. how big IS it?
    I have never had this problem as I have never been able not to eat the entire thing, but most of the fresh mozz I have seen is no bigger than fist size.

    1. Light brine, or half milk/half water, lightly salted if you like. Most importantly, change it every day or two - fresh mozz really just doesn't keep very well and not changing the water quickens the deterioration process.

      1. (It sounds like the OP has a large container with multiple individual pieces of cheese, not a huge piece of cheese.)

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        1. re: MikeG

          Yes, sorry I was not clear. It's a huge container with brine, containing about 5 or 6 fist-size balls of cheese.

          Oops I did not change the water every day...

        2. Best to buy what you will eat in a day. Refrigerating ruins the texture.

          1. If you must keep for a while, change the water every day or so.