We not only talk about ham at Pata Negra Online, we like all the delicacies of our gastronomy!, And cheese is one of them, in fact, it has been since ancient times.

how extend life cheese

There are a wide variety of cheeses on the market, suitable for all tastes … but once you have it at home, do you know how to preserve it correctly? Just in case, today we tell you how to do it.

You may not know it, but one of the reasons that cheese has an approximate date of consumption is because it is a live food, so the first tip is: be aware of changes in temperature. Too cold will cause it to dry out, while heat will lead to too much sweating and as a consequence, its texture and flavor will change.

A type of cheese that yes or yes, you must keep in the refrigerator, are soft cheeses, of these, most will remain suitable for consumption for 15 or 20 days.

  • Fresh cheeses will be the first to start creating mold. You should keep them in a container with a lid, and be careful that they do not ferment due to the lack of oxygen.
  • Camembert cheese, for example, is one of the best preserved in its original packaging, however, it is recommended to cover the part started with transparent plastic wrap.
  • The Roquefort or the Cabrales, characteristic for their strong smell, will be better kept in a tray covered with transparent plastic wrap, in addition, thus preventing your smell from invading the entire fridge.

As for hard cheeses, it is also recommended to keep them between 7ºC and 12ºC, that is, in the refrigerator, but this time, in the least cold part. Only in this way will you keep them for months.

  • Manchegos, both cured and semi-cured, must be covered with transparent plastic wrap or waxed paper, once started. Leaving the rest that is without beginning, breathe.
  • Another preservation option is to dip them in oil. In this case, we would be talking about portions or cubes, not the cheese in its entirety, and you could also add different aromatic herbs, which after a while would give it a different flavor.

To finish, remember that, although it is recommended, regardless of their hardness, to keep them in the refrigerator, you should not forget to leave it at room temperature for at least an hour before consuming it.

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