Freezing Cheese?

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by christhompson, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. christhompson

    christhompson Fire Starter

    I've seen a few threads in here mention freezing cheese. The one time I tried to freeze a block of cheese, it was incredibly grainy when it was thawed.

    I've got the Foodsaver vacuum, so it wasn't anything external, it was just a horrible, horrible texture.

    What am I missing?
     
  2. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmm, not sure. I don't have a foodsaver, so I wrap in wax paper, wrap that with foil and put the whole thing in a freezer grade zip top bag. I've not had any issues. I let mine thaw in the crisper for several days before I serve.
     
  3. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I freeze shreaded cheese all the time with no problems. I get the big 5 lb bags at Costco and just divide it up into zipock bags. No problems. I tried using the vac sealer once, and only once. Turned the stuff into a big ball of compacted cheese. Wont do that again.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The more moisture in the cheese the less successful a freeze will be. If it's a moist cheese, try drying it before freezing. When water freezes..it expands...one of the only liquids that does that BTW. Sigh...figgers.
     

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