Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Storing a partially-used block of cheese
I'm back! After turning on the computer only a handful of times in the past 5 weeks, I'm reluctantly ready to resume regular blogging. As always, less time "plugged in" has been refreshing and convicting. I'll be sharing about my trip and more of my mom's recipes soon! :)
Katie at Kitchen Stewardship hosted Kitchen Tip Tuesdays for me last week! If you haven't already, be sure to check out her post about being prepared for quick meals! :)
This week, I thought I'd share a quick and easy way to re-package large blocks of cheese after using some. :) Growing up, my mom bought cheese in large blocks (10# or more!) for a cheaper price. She then sliced it off as needed for shredding, sandwich slices, or snacking sticks. :)
After slicing from a large brick of cheese, cover exposed cheese with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. I've found it works best to slice the original wrapper off as the cheese is used, rather than unwrapping more than is needed at the time. You can also keep using the same plastic wrap every time you cut off some cheese.
I remember the first time I sliced off some cheese, when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I didn't securely wrap the cheese before replacing it in the refrigerator, and I definitely remember learning my lesson firsthand when I saw the dried-out cheese the next day!:)
If you want to buy cheese in bulk but won't be able to use it before it spoils in the fridge, there are some great tips on freezing cheese over here! :)
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