How long you can store your favourite cheese in the fridge

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-08-21 17:25:06

If you throw cheese away at the first sight of a few tufts of green mould growing on its sides, you may have wasted perfectly edible - not to mention extremely delicious - food.

That's because cheese actually has a longer shelf life than many of us might think. But that doesn't mean you should scoff rancid cubes of brie or chew fuzzy blocks of gruyere willy nilly - unless you want to get very, very sick.

As they say, prevention is better than cure - and side-stepping mouldy cheese is no different. So, it's best to store your cheese properly to avoid having to decide whether to bin in at all. To do so, first identify what the type of cheese you're dealing with.

Stored properly, an unopened packet of hard cheese like parmesan or cheddar can be kept in the fridge for between two and four months or eight months in the freezer, according to food website Tasting Table. Once opened, hard cheese is generally safe to eat for six weeks.

Gruyere, gouda and other cheese which aren't entirely hard or soft can meanwhile be stored in a fridge for two to three weeks after they are opened, or two months in the freezer if the packet is untouched.




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