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shipping cheese??

Discussion in 'Smoked Cheese' started by jojo22, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

    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?
  2. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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

    baboy Smoke Blower

    depending on where you ship to in Michigan ground shipping gets there the next day
  4. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

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

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
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  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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.
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  8. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  9. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

    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!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    So what happened to mine?
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

     You should really try to find someone with a sealer - it will help extend the life of the cheese a lot
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010
  12. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

    Will do, that will likely go to the top of my "to get" list!
  13. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    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[​IMG]
  14. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    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 ..