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Old 09-05-2004, 05:37 PM
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Default mouldy cheese Q

occupant wrote:

Most cheese I freeze so I have no problem.
I buy Mozzarella in large blocks for pizzas but no matter how tightly
I wrap it, it starts to go mouldy on the outside in a bout two weeks
after I have opened it from the store packaging. I cut off the mould.
I wrap it very well in plastic. Is there anything I should be doing to
prevent the mould from forming? If I bought some paraffin and covered
the cheese in that, would that make a difference? Thanks for any

Try the old trick of wrapping it in vinegar-soaked cheesecloth. Change
the wrapping every few days.

Or put chunks of it in brine and change the brine every few days. That
sort of mozzarella isn't really meant to be kept for very long.