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Jun 20, 2013 05:46 PM

Cheese Safe

Just in case you need yet another cheese accoutrement, I spotted this handcrafted cheese safe at Corti Brothers in Sacramento last week.

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  1. Dumb question, how would you use this?

    I was just reading about aging cheese.

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    1. re: HillJ

      This was the first time I'd seen such a thing. It's to maintain the right environment for cheese keeping and aging.

      Apparently some are smaller, and easy to tuck into the refrigerator. One this size I imagine would be kept in a root cellar or wine cellar for temperature control. In that case, to keep undesirable critters out.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        I saw a counter-top wine fridge that would do the job, I would think.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Works great in a cool, repeat cool cellar, had an enormous one in my home in the suburbs of Philadelphia, kept it going for decades. Need temp to be similar to a white wine cellar, under 53, preferably around 47-50. Ages the cheese perfectly when a whole cheese, chunks do not age at all, they tend to rot.

      2. Cheese mice are smart and resourceful; they will figure out how to crack that safe.

        1. Around our house, no cheese is safe!