Frozen Cheese, If You Please
OK, about 4-6 weeks ago, I froze a block of gouda, a block of smoked gouda, and a block of "Old English Beer Cheese" because they were all expiring and I didn't know what to do with them.
I have never frozen cheese before. Is this something I can thaw and it taste alright - or - can I cook with these blocks of cheese? I believe one is close to 1 pound and the other two are roughly 1/2 pound each.
If there are recipes I can use with this, I'd love any and all feedback!
Thank you in advance!
re: C. Hamster
Ditto, and the change in texture usually means that the cheese will become crumbly, good for cooking.
I sometimes shred cheese and freeze it, although it's not often I have expiring cheese (which is an odd thought, cheese is an generally an aged food product, unless it's a fresh cheese, and it doesn't expire, as in spoil; those package dates are "sell by" rather than "use by".) Any gathering mold I I just trim away.
Smoked gouda is my favorite cheese; I buy a whole stick of it from a food supplier and freeze 2/3 of of in 1/2 pound & pound packages. One recipe I make that everyone loves is bacon & smoked gouda wrapped shrimp. Three easy ingredients. Try smoked gouda in mac & cheese