In an airtight container in the refrigerator
Contrary to what you might do with other cheeses, once they’ve been opened, it’s best to wrap Agropur fine cheeses in aluminum foil or waxed paper. Placing them in an airtight container is the only way to truly preserve them.
To maintain the freshness of the cheese, ideally opt for a waterproof plastic container with an airtight lid that includes an air vent. This helps avoid bacterial contamination and the transfer of refrigerator odours. You’ll also avoid knocks and pressure, both of which can affect the quality of the cheese. This is also an environmentally friendly method, as it doesn’t call for plastic wrap.
For blue-veined fine cheeses like Cambozola Black Label and Saint Agur, wrap leftovers in a damp cloth and store in an airtight container.
Whole fine cheeses should be kept in their original packaging and placed in the refrigerator crisper to keep them isolated from other foods.
Be aware that your refrigerator temperature is not consistent throughout. Agropur fine cheeses keep best between 2ºC and 4ºC, which corresponds to the lower section of the fridge. The upper and middle sections are slightly colder.
What about freezing?
The freezer is not the optimal environment for storing Agropur fine cheeses. You can certainly freeze any remnants and use them later for cooking. In this instance, wrap no more than 500 g in aluminum foil and do not exceed a thickness of 1 inch. When you’re ready to use it, let it defrost in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature.
The only risk in storing Agropur fine cheeses in an airtight container or in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator is forgetting about them. Learn more about the expiry dates of your Agropur fine cheeses.