Can You Freeze Cheese?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I freeze hard cheeses like cheddar, buying a large block and cutting it into smaller ones.  The texture is slightly different - more crumbly but I don't find that a problem.  I also grate and freeze parmesan.
I've not tried sliced cheese, but I would think it's fine.  I'd be inclined to remove the cheese from the packaging, separate the slices and interleave them with greaseproof paper or similar.  When you pack into a container include the label from the original packaging for information.
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
Yes, some may say it affects the taste but it is quite safe. I've done it and the cheese seems to be fine. If you click here you will find a lot of guidance on which cheeses freeze best and for how long. Also if you look at the bottom of that page there is a link to a page on freezing American sliced cheese.
Lynne Dwyer Profile
Lynne Dwyer answered
I have froze cheese before, and only had a problem because it wasn't wrapped well. If it isn't ind. Wrapped slices. Take out of pkg. And wrap portions with saran wrap very tightly.

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