Five Cheese Tips
Cheese is probably one of the best things you can have in your kitchen. There’s just so many dishes you can do with them. However, the thing with cheese is that it’s quite tricky to keep. Some cheeses love to attract mold (while some really come with mold). Some are difficult to keep fresh. Here are five tips on how you can enjoy your cheese.
Call this an old wives’ tale but storing cottage cheese upside down in the coolest part of your refrigerator will keep it fresher longer. I really haven’t encountered the scientific explanation but by personal experience and of many others, it does work.
To keep cheese fresher longer without it forming mold, keep the covering wax on. If you need to store it, place it in a sealable plastic container with a paper towel dampened with white vinegar lining the bottom.
One other alternative to prevent mold is to store the cheese in a plastic container with two lumps of sugar.
Grate soft cheeses using a potato masher.
If you need to cook dishes with cheese, temperature control is crucial. Cooking cheese to quickly can make it stringy and some soft cheeses curdle. Cooking them slower can prevent this.
Here’s a plus one. When cutting cheese, a dull knife works better than a sharp one. You can even warm the knife to make it slide through the cheese.
January 10, 2008 Thursday at 4:40 am