Saturday, October 17, 2009


Handle with CARE

Each cheese has its best month for tasting and autumn is generally the best season for most French cheeses. But no matter what season or which artisanal cheese you buy, remember the golden rule: last but not least. When shopping, make cheese purchases last, then handle with care. Avoid crushing the cheese with other packages, especially the daintier fromages de chevre or goat cheeses.

  • Store cheese in waxed paper or plastic wrap in upper compartment of refrigerator, separating strong from mild varieties.    
  • Be careful not to expose cheese to repetitive temperature changes. 

  • Always eat cheese within a few days of buying.  
      This is first in a series of cheese handling and serving tips. Next posting: How to cut cheese irreproachably.

      Text & photos ©2009 P.B. Lecron

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