What is cheese paper made of?
- nofunlatte May 29, 2013 01:32 PM
I bought some cheese paper and am curious about the substance(s). It's two-ply, with different "plys"--one ply is opaque, shiny on one side and matte on the other, while the second ply is thin and transparent. Just curious.
Generally the outside portion is wax based and the inner sleeve is also very thin wax paper.
Not always two layers, looking at a French one now and outside is paper, but the portion touching the cheese is waxed but not a separate sleeve.
the opaque layer is usually like parchment - similar to an unwaxed paper.
The plastic layer is an air-permeable membrane that allows air to reach the cheese, but helps cut down on the stink getting out. (success on that particular point is highly variable)