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shipping cheese??

jojo22

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How would one go about shipping smoked cheese? I have a few friends in Michigan (I'm in Ohio) that want some for Christmas, is it possible to ship and how?
 

bbally

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Vacuum pack it.  Place and gel ice pack in the box, ship it UPS two or three day service.
 

baboy

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depending on where you ship to in Michigan ground shipping gets there the next day
 

jojo22

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Cool!! I don't have a vacuum packer, but I'll use a straw and Ziploc baggie!!
 

squirrel

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I have shipped my homemade smoked mozzarella by putting it in a small collapsible cooler with reuseable gel packets and shipped 2 day. Recipient said it was still cold when she got it.
 

mballi3011

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I have started shipping full meals and I use the vaccum packed and the chem-ice packages and it works great. The main thing I learned right of the bat is you have to get the address right. That speeds it up alot too.
 

sumosmoke

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Good thread, and as always, lots of good info. I'm also looking to ship some stuff during the holidays and this is very helpful info.
 

adiochiro3

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Yep, I've done the same for my college students (for a little taste of home, don't ya know!  -- home = smoke).  Vacuum pack and wrap in gel ice packs. 2 day delivery.  Just make sure they know it's coming so it doesn't sit around and get too warm.
 

jojo22

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Thanks for all the additional tips!! I think it would be fine left outside this time of year....LOL!! But will let you all know how the shipping adventure goes!
 

scarbelly

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I have shipped my homemade smoked mozzarella by putting it in a small collapsible cooler with reuseable gel packets and shipped 2 day. Recipient said it was still cold when she got it.
So what happened to mine?
 
 

scarbelly

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Cool!! I don't have a vacuum packer, but I'll use a straw and Ziploc baggie!!

 You should really try to find someone with a sealer - it will help extend the life of the cheese a lot
 
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alaskanbear

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Well I believe that I could be 'coaxed' into being a shipment recieving test dummy.  Send some to me by various means and I will critique for free!! Yes, for FREE!! I would even share the cost of shipping if asked...LOLOL
 

billyj571

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You can get a insulated shipping box and use ice packs and 2  day ship that what I do when I ship to the east coast ..
 

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