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    Is it safe to freeze cheese??

    Bought too much cheese and just wondered if it can be frozen..
    cheers

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    You can never buy too much cheese.

    I do this all the time with cheese, I either buy too much or not enough.

    I wouldn't freeze it, not sure if you can health wise though just I personally wouldn't

    Yes just put it in a freezer bag and it freezes well

    A quick Google says...
    Hard or semi-hard cheese can be frozen if cut in 1/2 to 1-pound blocks. Wrap in plastic wrap and then put in freezer bags. After freezing, cheese may become crumbly and mealy, but, it will retain its flavor. It works best for cooking.

    Plan to use frozen cheese within 4 to 6 months. Thaw cheese in the refrigerator. Use soon after thawing.

    The cheeses that freeze best are brick, Camembert, cheddar, Edam, mozzerella, muenster, Parmesan, provolone, Romano and Swiss. Blue cheeses are more prone to becoming crumbly but they'll still taste good. Cream cheese and cottage cheese do not freeze well.

    The Asda deal on the Lakes cheddar?

    Original Poster

    Liddle ol' me;5127313

    The Asda deal on the Lakes cheddar?


    [COLOR="Purple"]no its red leicester!![/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    [COLOR="Purple"]thanks everyone i will wrap it well, and bung it in!![/COLOR]

    From past experience it is better to grate the chesse first in smaller quantities

    It's fine:thumbsup:
    Red Leicester - one of my favourites.

    JO-JO;5127335

    [COLOR="Purple"]no its red leicester!![/COLOR]



    In that case, it's not possible to freeze. The added red colouring refuses to freeze because of the enzymes ... I think it causes an explosion or something ... erm ... ask chesso, she's the scientist, and knows about these kinds of cheesy experiments... :oops:

    Liddle ol' me;5127428

    In that case, it's not possible to freeze. The added red colouring … In that case, it's not possible to freeze. The added red colouring refuses to freeze because of the enzymes ... I think it causes an explosion or something ... erm ... ask chesso, she's the scientist, and knows about these kinds of cheesy experiments... :oops:


    That's the chemists ....... blowing up buckets of thermit reation mix and so on.

    Definitely not me - I can make cheese though, due to it being startlingly easy to make.

    JDance knows all about cheese.

    Yeah!

    no the heat and chemicals from the cheese will react with the cold and burn through the freezer, then your floor, then whatever lies beneath that and will continue to do so until it pops out somehwere down under.

    this actually happened in 1986. be warned.

    ants97;5127935

    no the heat and chemicals from the cheese will react with the cold and … no the heat and chemicals from the cheese will react with the cold and burn through the freezer, then your floor, then whatever lies beneath that and will continue to do so until it pops out somehwere down under. this actually happened in 1986. be warned.



    lol

    I have never tried to eat cheese, my hubby can eat a whole block in one sitting.. it's an amazing sight!

    ants97;5127935

    no the heat and chemicals from the cheese will react with the cold and … no the heat and chemicals from the cheese will react with the cold and burn through the freezer, then your floor, then whatever lies beneath that and will continue to do so until it pops out somehwere down under. this actually happened in 1986. be warned.



    I was there. I can attest to this.

    ClarityofMind;5127981

    lolI have never tried to eat cheese, my hubby can eat a whole block in … lolI have never tried to eat cheese, my hubby can eat a whole block in one sitting.. it's an amazing sight!



    Not as amazing as watching sheets of water pouring off his back, I can tell you!
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