You may buy cheese wrapped in an air-tight box at the supermarket store. Following the same process, you may also prefer to store it in the same way. Well, you can keep it in an air-tight container as long as you haven’t opened the seal of the cheese. When you buy cheese from online stores they are stored in a cheese-friendly environment- a refrigerator that is at the perfect cooling temperatures required for storing cheese to prevent them from degrading.
Right after the purchase of cheese from an online supermarket store, if you want to get the most out of your favorite Italian cheese while avoid using too much plastic when storing- do follow our key tips that are even chef recommended.
Keep it tightly wrapped- beyond the plastic wrapper
There are plenty of reasons that chef avoid using plastic to store cheese:
- Tightly wrapped cheese in a plastic wrapper is more prone to exposing cheese to the development of bacteria
- It will also keep the natural scent of cheese and its natural bacteria from exposing to the air
- Plastic contains chemicals like low-density polyethylene (LDPE) polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), that are potentially absorbed by the cheese. This is so because cheese is a fat-rich nutrient.
All these reasons make plastic a negative source for storing your cheese. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wrap your cheese at all. Unwrapped cheese can easily dry out and absorb odors from other foods stored in the fridge. To prevent your cheese from exposing to the air and dried out, you can use wax paper or butcher paper for wrapping your cheese for a longer time period. You can also use these papers for storing edible ingredients like San Marzano crushed tomatoes and other perishable products that will easily degrade if not stored properly. Wrap the products tightly enough to keep them safe and flavorful.
Save the natural aroma of cheese
Though plastic is known as the best source for keeping the cheese’s odors at bay, it is not the not only way that helps in preventing the natural aroma of cheese. There are cheese boxes available in the online stores that are designed particularly for storing cheese to retain its freshness and authentic aroma. The added advantage of using these specialized boxes is that once the cover is opened, the box will automatically become a cheese plate, allowing you to avoid transferring cheese from one dish to another.
Be careful about the cheese storing temperature
It’s a must factor to consider to avoid degrading the online purchase of cheese. In general, when you prefer to buy cheese online, it is stored in a refrigerator, however, not every type of cheese may require the same cooling temperature. Therefore, while making a purchase of cheese from an online supermarket store, do read the storing instruction guidelines in detail.
If you want to make the best use of Italian cheese for longer, do follow these recommended steps to increase the life of the cheese. The longer the life of the cheese you can maintain, the more delicious it will taste when used in dishes.