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Old 06-02-2015, 02:12 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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My supermarket had sales on cheese so I bought a LOT of cheese yesterday. Not fancy cheese I can't pronounce but blocks of cheddar, packages of American cheese and shredded cheese. Can I freeze this?

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Old 06-02-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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most common cheddars and 'merican cheese will freeze and keep quite well.

it's those specialty artisanal cheeses that may have problems with freezing, losing their texture and consistency.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I freeze regular cheese all the time, both grated and block. I can say, though, that cream cheese doesn't freeze successfully: it totally ruins the texture.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I don't like the texture of cheeses after they've been frozen.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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My grocery store often puts shredded cheese on sale 'buy 2 get 3 free' so I wind up freezing a lot of them with absolutely no problem or loss of quality/taste.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I received a large wheel of swiss cheese for Christmas and didn't want it to go bad so I cut half of it off and put it in a vacuum seal bag. I thawed it out in the refrigerator and you would never have known it had been frozen! I wasn't sure it would work but since it was given to me, I figured I had nothing to lose. Now I'm more apt to try it again if the need arises.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...absolutely no problem or loss of quality/taste.
Read what the National Dairy Council states about freezing cheese - I can't stand the texture of cheese that has been frozen, but I suppose I couldn't tell if it has been cooked in a dish.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't like the texture when it's been frozen either, but it works fine to use as pizza topping or in mac and cheese.

OP, check the expiration dates. Sometimes cheese will have a date that's 5 or 6 months in the future. If you have the fridge space, you might just store them that way, except for the ones that are expiring soon.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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Read what the National Dairy Council states about freezing cheese - I can't stand the texture of cheese that has been frozen, but I suppose I couldn't tell if it has been cooked in a dish.
*Shrugs* I guess it's irrelevant to me what the National Dairy Council has to say ... I'm speaking from my personal experience. Nothing I'm going to read is going to counter that, right?
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:07 PM
 
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You'll find that the cheddar is more dry and it will crumble when you slice it. But if you melt it in/on something, it'll taste the same.
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