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February 22, 2014
Storing Cheese

Most cheese should be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped well to keep moisture in and odors out. Firm cheeses can be kept for several weeks. Fresh cheeses have a much shorter life span and should be used within a week. You can freeze some cheeses to keep them longer but I don't recommend it, freezing will ruin the wonderful texture making it mealy. For optimal flavor bring cheese to room temperature before serving