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occupant 09-05-2004 03:08 AM

mouldy cheese Q
 
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
feedback.

MOM PEAGRAM 09-05-2004 03:30 AM

mouldy cheese Q
 
Vacuum seal it.

"occupant" wrote in message
...
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
feedback.




Julia Altshuler 09-05-2004 12:19 PM

mouldy cheese Q
 
You can try giving it a quick dunk in white vinegar, but two weeks for
the mold to start sounds about right to me.

--Lia


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
feedback.



occupant 09-05-2004 01:06 PM

mouldy cheese Q
 
MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

Vacuum seal it.


Is that a special technique or is it expensive equipment?

Arri London 09-05-2004 05:37 PM

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
feedback.


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.

MOM PEAGRAM 09-05-2004 10:41 PM

mouldy cheese Q
 

"occupant" wrote in message
...
MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

Vacuum seal it.


Is that a special technique or is it expensive equipment?


I suppose expense is debateable, if you save on less spoiled food. But, yes
I'm speaking of a Tilia. I've tried other brands and they just don't work
as well.




Arri London 10-05-2004 02:03 AM

mouldy cheese Q
 


MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

"occupant" wrote in message
...
MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

Vacuum seal it.


Is that a special technique or is it expensive equipment?


I suppose expense is debateable, if you save on less spoiled food. But, yes
I'm speaking of a Tilia. I've tried other brands and they just don't work
as well.



We have a 20+ year old Krups vacuum bag sealer that works perfectly
well. Haven't tried a Tilia cos I don't know anyone close by who has
one. Would be nice to compare.

maxine in ri 10-05-2004 02:44 PM

mouldy cheese Q
 
Steve Wertz wrote:

On Sun, 09 May 2004 02:08:15 GMT, 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
feedback.


Cleaning your fridge (and drip pan - if any) with bleach would
probably help, as well as cutting on a clean cutting board when
it's out.


Not to mention washing one's hands prior to touching the cheese.

I don't get noticeable mold on opened mozzarella for probably 5
weeks or more. Freezing it, it often separates back into its curd
formations and gets crumbly (not the balls usually, but the blocks
do).

-sw


maxine in ri

MOM PEAGRAM 10-05-2004 03:53 PM

mouldy cheese Q
 

"Arri London" wrote in message
...


MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

"occupant" wrote in message
...
MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

Vacuum seal it.

Is that a special technique or is it expensive equipment?


I suppose expense is debateable, if you save on less spoiled food. But,

yes
I'm speaking of a Tilia. I've tried other brands and they just don't

work
as well.



We have a 20+ year old Krups vacuum bag sealer that works perfectly
well. Haven't tried a Tilia cos I don't know anyone close by who has
one. Would be nice to compare.


We just upgraded from a Tilia Compact II to a 380 I believe with 3 sealing
functions. I "don't" like the new one. It works just as well and better in
some respects, but it wastes a lot of bag because of the design of the lid
and sealing bar.



Arri London 11-05-2004 12:17 AM

mouldy cheese Q
 


MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

"Arri London" wrote in message
...


MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

"occupant" wrote in message
...
MOM PEAGRAM wrote:

Vacuum seal it.

Is that a special technique or is it expensive equipment?

I suppose expense is debateable, if you save on less spoiled food. But,

yes
I'm speaking of a Tilia. I've tried other brands and they just don't

work
as well.



We have a 20+ year old Krups vacuum bag sealer that works perfectly
well. Haven't tried a Tilia cos I don't know anyone close by who has
one. Would be nice to compare.


We just upgraded from a Tilia Compact II to a 380 I believe with 3 sealing
functions. I "don't" like the new one. It works just as well and better in
some respects, but it wastes a lot of bag because of the design of the lid
and sealing bar.


Yes, that could get expensive. The Krups doesn't waste any bag at all,
which is nice, as they are getting more difficult to obtain.

Kajikit 11-05-2004 03:39 AM

mouldy cheese Q
 
occupant had something important to tell us on Sun, 09 May 2004
02:08:15 GMT:

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
feedback.


You can freeze mozarella too... we buy it in the pregrated packs and
usually use most of the pack at a time - the rest goes into the
freezer because if it stays in the fridge it'll be mouldy inside a
week! It's just one of those things...

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occupant 11-05-2004 03:47 AM

mouldy cheese Q
 
Do you grate the cheese before freezing?

I have grated and cut in blocks mozzarella cheese before freezing it but
I prefer for pizzas to keep it fresh whenever possible. All cheese are
kept separate.


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