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Old 12-23-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: FL.
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I always buy too much cheese from Costco and some of it goes bad, can I freeze a small amount ?
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Certainly...make sure it's well sealed.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I do it all the time. Some cheeses -- like cheddar -- end up being a bit more dry and crumbly after it's defrosted, but that's okay, especially if you're melting it on something afterwards. Mmmmmmmmeeeelllllllttttteeeeddddd cheeeeeessssse... yyyyuuummmmmyyyyy!
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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Agree with DawnMTL.

Hard cheeses freeze well but can become crumbly. As long as. You are OK with less than perfect cheese slices, you should be OK.

Cheese does NOT go bad very quickly. I have kept cheese in the refrigerator for 6+ months with no mold growth as long as it was professionally wrapped.

I bought some Amish cheese that was NOT well wrapped and it was moldy in about a week.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I shop specifically at COSTCO just to buy cheese to freeze. It is especially good to have a Food Saver but even without one cheese freezes very well.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Agree with DawnMTL.

Hard cheeses freeze well but can become crumbly. As long as. You are OK with less than perfect cheese slices, you should be OK.

Cheese does NOT go bad very quickly. I have kept cheese in the refrigerator for 6+ months with no mold growth as long as it was professionally wrapped.

I bought some Amish cheese that was NOT well wrapped and it was moldy in about a week.
And we both know that a little mold on cheese won't kill you. In a former life, I managed a cheese shop. I, and the staff, had to 'groom' and re-wrap a lot of cheese daily.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:51 AM
 
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And we both know that a little mold on cheese won't kill you. In a former life, I managed a cheese shop. I, and the staff, had to 'groom' and re-wrap a lot of cheese daily.

True. But at the prices that are currently being charged for cheese, nothing but 100% yield is acceptable.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:10 AM
 
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True. But at the prices that are currently being charged for cheese, nothing but 100% yield is acceptable.
So you never buy blue cheese? Yes...I agree that any food is too expensive to waste....and I do freeze cheese. ...but a bit of mold on a hunk on cheese does not mean you toss it as some think....that is a 0% yield.....I'll take 98% over that.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:49 AM
 
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If you do buy quality cheese then you can keep it for a long time and make sure that the cheese should be pack before to keep in freeze. That's keeps your cheese more safe for a long time.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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So you never buy blue cheese? Yes...I agree that any food is too expensive to waste....and I do freeze cheese. ...but a bit of mold on a hunk on cheese does not mean you toss it as some think....that is a 0% yield.....I'll take 98% over that.
Ok, respond with reductio ad absurdum.

No. I don't have to buy blue cheese. I know most of the producers of blue cheese in the US. So that you know, that is a completely different bacteria.

You rarely get 98% return on moldy cheese. I have purchased much of it. It more like 75% at $6-10/lb, that is too expensive.
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