Aluminium Foil Paper – Can I store cheese in aluminium foil paper?
One of my bugbears is using plastic storage containers. I love my cheese and when I buy most cheese products – they generally come in non resealable packaging. So the question I pose is – can I take the cheese out and wrap the big round block in aluminium foil paper? And it will be safe for me and my family to eat?
The quick answer is Yes you can – but there are some ground rules to adhere to:
Not many people are aware of this, but cheese is best stored in the fridge as close to the bottom as possible. Ideally the vegetable compartment is perfect for the storage of cheese.
You can wrap the cheese in aluminium foil paper. Wrapped this way, the cheese will be able to breathe and further develop without drying out. Cheeses of various types need not be segregated. They may share the space inside the compartment.
The harder the cheese, the longer it will stay fresh (up to a month) in the vegetable compartment of the fridge. Soft cheeses will be fine for up to a month, although cut pieces of soft cheese will last less.
When you use aluminium foil paper to wrap the cheese, be aware that once you’ve unwrapped a cheese stored in the refrigerator, the wrapping should be discarded and the cheese should be put in a new wrapping. Generally reused materials won’t reseal properly.