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Freezing Cheese


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Freezing Cheese

spazita | Aug 5, 2010 05:19 AM

Hi there fellow CH-ers!

My local market usually has huge chunks of Grana Padano for a pretty reasonable price, but yesterday they had in their deli vacuum packed bags of the same cheese, shredded. When asked, I was told they had taken all the bigs chunks and shredded and packaged them for re-sale. The new price is $24.79/kg ($11.30/lb). This is incredibly cheap since I usually pay as much as $40-50/kg for parm (granted, it is usually Reggiano and not Grana), but this is still a great price! My question is, can I freeze these bags unopened, and if so, for how long? How much will the flavour be diminished? Or, if I just keep them in the coldest part of my fridge, how long before they spoil? Thanks!!


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