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Those 500g cheese bars, how do you store it after you open it?

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Those 500g cheese bars, how do you store it after you open it?

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You know those 500g cheese bars they sell in the super market, usually come in varieties like old fort, medium, marble and mozzarella. I find they are quite challenging to store properly once opened. what does everybody do? sometimes I tried using saran wrap, but my wife cuts it open in such a way she cuts too much plastic so air still gets in and dries it up and can sometimes make it moldy. theyre too big to fit the zip log bags, and once i ran out of saran wrap had no choice but to use foil paper it did not work, and my inlaws just leave it open and shove it in their fridge and the exposed part gets all hard and dried up and mouldy once in a while so we have to cut off the waist and it makes the bars smaller. such a waste. any suggestions or ideas?
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wax paper and then saran and then in a zip lock. if it's too big, cut it up.
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Portion, vac pack and freeze.
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Ziploc freezer bag. If buy those bars they usually don't last long enough to warrant a tighter seal.
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Ziplock bag for the exposed portion. I flatten as much air out of the zip lock bag as possible, before storing. It normally does a good job of holding up.
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cRaZyRaVr wrote: freeze.
For 500g?

I get the portion and vacuum pack, but it lasts months.
Does it take you that long to use portioned cheese?
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Open the end, stick a long knife down each side like loosening a cake out of a pan, shake the cheese bar loose so it slides out the open end, cut off what you need, shake the bar back down in the bag, fold over the plastic end and secure with a elastic band.
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GoodFellaz wrote: Image

You know those 500g cheese bars they sell in the super market, usually come in varieties like old fort, medium, marble and mozzarella.
I also call it old fort cheese. Even tho fort is french.
Anyway I personally just keep most of the block in the wrapper and the exposed end wrap in either plastic wrap or a small plastic sandwich bad is usually big enough to cover the open area, can use an elastic to hold it together. Or sometimes I just wrap tightly in a grocery bag. But I would be super annoyed if someone just left it totally open, because it's just gonna go moldy/ dry out fast and be wasted.
I eat a ton of cheese tho, so going bad doesn't happen often.
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Always chop it into thirds, and store in a rubbermaid container. Makes it much easier to store if we over shred. Never have an issue and makes the fridge easier to organize/ cleaner.
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I use my foodsaver to vacuum pack and then reseal when I know I won't be using the cheese for a while.
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I find it always keeps better in the original packaging so I cut the top off and then fold it over the cut part of the cheese, put a sandwich baggy over top and then hold it on with an elastic.

If I'm not gonna eat it all in a reasonable amount of time I vacuum seal a portion of it for a later time.
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No Frills wrote: Ziploc freezer bag. If buy those bars they usually don't last long enough to warrant a tighter seal.
Ditto.
Ziplock freezer bag.
Why is it so complicated?
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GoodFellaz wrote: theyre too big to fit the zip log bags
You know that Ziploc bags come in many sizes, right?
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death_hawk wrote: For 500g?

I get the portion and vacuum pack, but it lasts months.
Does it take you that long to use portioned cheese?
i dont eat much of that type of cheese. Thats why I portion into 100g and freeze.

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