Originally Posted by tropics As DS and Wade said it is better just aged after you vac pack it.I froze some once and it was crumbly when I thawed it out.Richie
Same here, frozen some once....never again. When we would try tograte it the block of cheese sort of fell apart into small clumps. When trying to grate those pieces it just continued to fall apart.
The cheese we are using now was smoked on 6-16,have not noticed anything "off" about it in anyway.
We are in the habit of letting it sit for a day or 3 in the fridge prior to vacuum sealing it. Keep some paper towels handy if any of it still has any surface moisture on it...
For fellow that thinks 10 hours is to much..batch we smoked last night was in heavy smoke for 8.5 hours. Cheese looks beautiful. Have been trying to start a thread and post the pictures but my new "smart phone" has its own opinion on posting pixtures.
I'll be damned....it allowed me to post a picture