Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tip From The Unemployed Part 63

Never go food shopping hungry.

Anyone know if you can freeze cheese?


Blogger hots4hobbits said...

Ricotta cheese cannot be frozen very successfully. Mascarpone can be frozen, but it may separate or shatter when defrosted. It can be re-emulsified, though, by whipping it with a wire whisk while it is still very cold.

Soft-ripened cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert, should not be frozen. Semi-soft cheeses, like Monterey Jack, Munster, Havarti, and Gorgonzola, tend to become crumbly after freezing. And hard aged cheeses, such as Cheddar, Colby, Gruyère, Asiago, and Manchego, will simply benefit from continuing their aging process in your refrigerator.

No, I am not a cheese expert, I just Googled it...haha I hope that helps!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Dave Andrews said...

Usually frozen cheese gets hard and crumbly, but otherwise is fine, so I guess it depends on what you're doing with it afterwards. Like the Hobbit lover said though, I wouldn't recommend it for the "higher-end" cheeses like Brie.

However, I bought some shredded cheese at Albertson's during a great sale a couple of months ago. Froze it right away, and made a pizza with it just this week. The cheese was fine. Now if I could only learn to make a decent crust... :(

11:02 PM  

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