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vacuum-packing cheese? any tips?

justintime | Oct 29, 2010 01:30 AM

hey there, i'm in paris for a week with my sister and plan on bringing back some cheese. actually, i'd love to bring back as much cheese as i can!

the complications:
1. i live in bangkok (not worried about customs but about weather)
2. i have a 12 hour layover in istanbul on my way back.

generally we prefer blues and goats (plus i just sent my husband home from amsterdam with a few kilos of hard cheese!), but i've never had soft cheese vacuum packed and i'm wondering how that even works. doesn't it smush? how long does it last if vacuum packed? i know that rinded soft cheeses can last weeks if not cut, would it be better to try to buy cheese that way?

so confused...

thanks. :-)

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