13 December, 2018
How to expand the shelf life of grated cheese
Depending on the composition, packaging and manufacturing process, the shelf life of grated cheese can vary from few weeks to months. To make the most out of your cheese and extend its shelf life, it’s important to follow some guidelines so that it stays fresh and delicious.
Wrap it correctly
If you purchased a large original parmesan wheel, you can shred it and store it in the fridge for few weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Invest in special cheese paper for this step. After you shred the cheese with Masterchef 8000 food processor, put it in the center of a cheese paper and wrap well to protect it from the following elements: the dryness of your fridge/freezer, the moist and the germs.
Don’t let the air come in
When you purchase a whole block of hard or semi hard cheese such as parmesan or cheddar, notice that all packages are vacuumed. This means that the cheese has no access to air whatsoever, because once it’s cut and exposed to air, it requires an expiry date. After you wrap your grated cheese in cheese paper, store it in a zip lock bag and make sure you press the air out as much as you can to keep it hard and fresh.
Even if you extend the shelf life of your cheese, you will notice a light change in texture. Always remember to thaw your cheese before you use it, and change the cheese paper each time you take a small quantity out of the freezer.
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