Where Should I Store...


There are so many different types of cheese and it’s not surprising that they all require individual storage needs.

Cheeses, Hard (eg: Parmesan and pecorino)
Refrigerator: 4 months
Freezer: 6 months

Refrigerator: 1 month
Freezer: 4 months

Cheeses, Semihard (eg: Cheddar, Gouda, and Swiss)
Block, packaged
Refrigerator: 6 months (unopened); 1 month (open)
Freezer: 6 months

Slices, deli
Refrigerator: 1 week
Freezer: Do not freeze.

Slices, packaged
Refrigerator: 1 month (unopened); 1 week (open)
Freezer: Do not freeze.

Cheeses, Soft (eg: Goat Cheese and Brie)
Refrigerator: 2 weeks (unopened); 1 week (open)
Freezer: Do not freeze.

Note: Fresh mozzarella will keep in the fridge for about 3 days.

Tip: Never store cheese in plastic wrap. Use wax paper instead (and then store in a plastic bag).

Some cheese which can go hard on the edges would benefit from a bit of butter being added to the cut side. This will prevent the cheese from drying out. Another tip is to store cheese in the warmest part of your refrigerator (such as the door).