How do you store your cheese?

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by rosencra38, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. rosencra38

    rosencra38 Fire Starter

    I've been thinking ahead for the summer months. I'm trying to figure out an easy way of keeping the smoked cheese sealed and in the freezer yet in a fashion that allows access to it when needed without having to place into a new vacuum bag to reseal. (wew, I'm winded after that sentence)... Ziploc freezer bags don't tend to keep freezer burn out for any real length of time. I thought I heard of some reusable vacuum seal bag somewhere but haven't stumbled across it yet. Any ideas or should I just forget about it and use the ziplocs?
     
  2. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If your using Foodsaver bags, just make the bag bigger than you normally would. When you need some cheese, cut it open along the sealed edge, take what you want out, and reseal it. Works great, you don't waste bags and you only cut off about 5/8" when doing so. Just an idea for ya that I hope helps.[​IMG]
     
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    +1...........that's what i do for lots-o-things!
     
  4. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My wife and I have been using a foodsaver for 20 years. We triple the size we need when we make our bag. Then we trim off just the seam and have a great reusable bag. We have been doing this since we bought the sealer. We wash out bags with soap and water when changing product and it works great
     
  6. gravey

    gravey Smoke Blower

    To save you money, I'd appreciate if you didn't think about using these products. They don't work. It's impossible to get the bag air tight, as the seals are crap. DO NOT BUY THESE PRODUCTS! I bought them shortly after they came out on the market and haven't touched the box or air pump (looks like something you use on a basketball) since.
     
  7. rosencra38

    rosencra38 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the help guys. I think I'll just take the advice and make my bags bigger.
     
  8. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    X-2, this system has worked for me also.
     
  9. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    My wife has Julia Child's cook books and she keeps telling me Julia says just wrap it tightly with foil and it will keep it from drying out in the fridge . Tried it and it works ,smoked about 5 pounds of chedar and 5 of cream cheese and after 3 weeks still looks like it did the day I wrapped it.
     
  10. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's exactly what I do.
    I usually won't use a whole block of cheese at once and that ensures it will remain fresh and delicious [​IMG]
     
  11. shhaker

    shhaker Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    how bout nos with taller gearing? or just a turbo...but cheap n dirty id do the nitros with gear change



    opps wrong forum. lol
     

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