Discussion in 'The Bar' started by crazypreacher, Jul 9, 2014.
Please answer it in a serious manner. Does cheese freeze well?
Yes. Use a good quality freezer bag and get as much air out as possible. Cheese should be good for 3- 6 months, depending on the type of cheese.
I'll have to politely disagree with Apple. Freezing cheese itself absolutely degrades the texture.
I have frozen giant blocks of cheddar before. They keep ok but like ftm says, they aren't quite the same again.
Fran, you may have a point- depending on the cheese, it will change the texture. When I was in the foodservice biz, we sold frozen mozz, parm/ reggiano, and some cheddar blends that thawed out well, but I respect your opinion also- it does depend on what's being frozen .
Are you talking about the sort of low-grade bulk cheese like you can buy from Sysco? If so, then you probably could get away with freezing that stuff due to all the additives, oil bases, starch, etc.
I wouldn't freeze a quality cheese though.
You're right on the mark there, FtM. Most of it was "institutional" cheese, and I'll agree with you, you shouldn't freeze a quality cheese (or a semi- soft type). I thought Crazypreacher was talking about standard cheddar.
Well I certainly don't want nasty cheddar, but I want to save some bucks.
I make lactose for a living. The only thing low grade is my morals.
Freeze your head.
that would be quite the icebreaker
I have no idea, but body parts do.
Defwosted cheese sometime smell, but you won't notice if you first, cut the cheese.
[QUOTE="Schmoopy, post: 7149637, member: 20"]I have no idea, but body parts do.[/QUOTE]
Shut the fuck up.
it freezes great the only downside is when you thaw it it tastes like shit and has a completely different texture