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TIP OF THE DAY: Cheese Storage


Preserve your Parmesan. Photo courtesy
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

  Hard cheeses are the most durable, lasting for months after they’re cut from the wheel. But they still need proper care.

Store hard cheeses—including Asiago, Manchego, Mimolette, Parmesan (Parmigiano-Reggiano), Pecorino, Romano and Tête de Moine—in an airtight plastic container with a few sugar cubes.

The sugar will absorb excess moisture and prevent the cheese from getting moldy. Replace the cubes when they get soft.

If your cheese dries out, here’s a tip to save it:

Revive dried-out Parmesan or any other hard cheese by wrapping it in a damp paper towel and refrigerating it in a resealable plastic bag for a day before using. After using the cheese, return any leftovers to the fridge in the bag, without the towel.

Thanks to our friends at CampbellsKitchen.com for this helpful tip.

 
A related tip: Don’t throw away the rinds of hard cheeses. Add them to simmering soups to impart a deep, rich flavor. Remove the rinds before serving the soup.

Find more tips in our Gourmet Cheese Section.

  




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