Cheese keeps best in the refrigerator. If necessary, hard or semi-hard
cheese can be frozen if cut in 1-1/2- to 1-pound sizes and packaged in
moisture-vapor resistant material. This cheese may become crumbly and
mealy when frozen, but will retain its flavor.
Cream cheese, cottage cheese and ricotta cheese do not freeze well. However,
if combined with heavy cream, cream cheese can be frozen for later use
in dips or as icing on frozen sandwich loaves.
Recommended freezer shelf life:
Hard cheese (such as cheddar and Swiss), 6 months
Soft cheese (such as Brie), 6 months
This document was extracted from: (1)"So Easy to Preserve", 5th ed. 2006. Bulletin
989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens.
Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension
Foods Specialists. (2) “The Food Keeper.” Food Marketing Institute
and Cornell University. March 1996.
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