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I just received a rather large portion of goat cheese from a local goat dairy. It's a hard cheese, not soft. How would you store it?

asked by JanetFL about 6 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

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added about 6 years ago

If you have wax paper or waxed butcher paper, wrap it tightly and store in the fridge.

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JanetFL
added about 6 years ago

Thanks, Amanda. I do have wax paper and will do as you suggest.

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

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added about 6 years ago

Good luck -- love hard goat cheeses!

JanetFL
added about 6 years ago

So do I....and it's hard to find!

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pierino
pierino

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added about 6 years ago

I'll just add my voice to the choir; yes wrap it in paper. You can find paper specifically tailored to cheese in cheese shops but that is not essential. Let's just say that cheese and plastic wrap don't make good friends.

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chef of the future 2000
added about 6 years ago

I disagree that plastic wrap is no no for wrapping cheese - especially for hard cheeses. It keeps it from drying out and does not impact flavor or texture one iota. I was at the goat farm last week buying cheese and they wrapped everything in paper then plastic. Kept in fridge for a week with no problem.

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JanetFL
added about 6 years ago

Thanks to all. I treated it like a Parmesan wedge - wrapped it tightly in waxed paper and then sealed it in a plastic zip-loc bag. Hopefully it will store as well as Parmesan this way.

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pierino
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added about 6 years ago

Wrapping cheese in paper and then plastic is fine. But wrapping them in nothing but cling wrap causes them to sweat out moisture.