How to store and serve your cheese

Cheese is a perfect but fragile balance of aroma, taste, texture, and beauty.

Many people don’t know that cheese is actually live, and needs oxygen and the right amount of humidity to keep it fresh and tasty. Proper storage can mean the difference between delicious, living cheese and ammoniated spoiled cheese.  

Don’t worry; proper storage is easier than you think. Here’s how to keep your cheese fresh in three easy steps.

1. Keep It Chilled

Cheese likes consistent temperatures. When a wedge sits out for hours, you’ll notice the surface will start to look oily. This is completely normal, but once it happens, that cheese is ready to eat and ideally should not be returned to refrigeration. The oil that has pooled on the surface cannot be replaced. For best preservation, only leave out the amount you intend to eat in one sitting and keep the rest in the fridge.

2. Keeping it stored

Once opened re-wrap your cheese in the waxed cheese paper it arrived in or greaseproof paper and store it in an air-tight container in the fridge. Kept like this it should last up to 10 days from the date of cutting. Assuming you haven’t eaten it all by then ! Please note: Cheese is alive and breathing, which means non-porous clingfilm can smother and kill it, please try to avoid using it to keep your cheese at its optimum.

3. Serving your cheese

Above all, the whole team here wants you to enjoy our fantastic cheeses, so give your cheese a good one / two hours at room temperature before serving to bring out its full flavour.