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Oct 25, 2009 09:28 AM

Freezing hard cheese

I just bought some amazing hard gouda at Sam's. It has the consistency of parmesano reggiano with those crystal crunchy inclusions in it. They had it a couple of years ago and then it disappeared until just now. Do you think I could freeze a stash of this and preserve the quality? It is called something like "1000 day gouda".

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  1. I freeze hard cheese on occasion. It is fine for cooking, but the texture changes so that it is not that good for eating out of hand. YMMV...

    The extra aged gouda is my favorite, I would not freeze it. If wrapped properly It will last in the fridge for quite a while.