How to Store Cheese Properly
Store cheese in your refrigerator, which approximates the temperature of aging rooms. Keep it wrapped tightly in plastic, away from air.
Air helps mold grow on cheese. If you get a little mold on the outside, just cut it off. The English say if mould won’t eat your cheddar it can’t taste very good!
Bring cheese to room temperature before melting. Melt cheese over a low heat to help prevent toughening and separation of oils and liquids.
Most ripened or aged cheese is low in moisture content and can be frozen without drastic flavour and texture changes.
Thaw slowly in the refrigerator for 24 hours or more.
If frozen for several months, the cheese may dry out somewhat and become crumbly when thawed.