- Cheese Tips
THE BEST PLACES TO STORE YOUR
The question we are most often asked is, "Where
is the best place to store cheese?" Here are some tips in response
All cheeses prefer a damp and cool environment.
However, if it is too cold the cheese loses its flavour and its
development suffers. If it is too warm the cheese sweats, quickly
grows mouldy and may over-ripen. If it is too damp the cheese will
quickly grow mouldy and if it is too dry the cheese will dry and
crack. Favourable places for storing cheese are listed below:
or larder: These are the best places but, unfortunately, few houses
are blessed with them.
or garage: Generally good places but they are susceptible to weather
changes. They may become too hot in the summer and too cold in the
In the majority of centrally-heated houses the refrigerator is simply
the safest place to keep cheese. Use the warmest part of the fridge
- this is the top shelf unless there is an old-fashioned ice box
at the top, in which case the salad drawer at the bottom is best.
Wherever you keep your cheese ensure that it remains
wrapped in the waxed paper in which we sell it. If storing in a
cellar, shed or garage then cover the cheese in a damp tea-towel
and place inside a vermin-proof box. Only use cling film if a refrigerator
is being used. Always allow cheese to stand at room temperature
for a couple of hours before enjoying