Storing Cheese at Home
Cheese lasts for a lot longer than most people realise - providing that it is stored correctly. Domestic fridges are usually too dry and lack humidity which can lead to the cheese drying out.
I recommend using waxed paper which allows the cheese to breathe whilst protecting it. Failing that, you can use cling film, but remember to only wrap the cut face of the cheese, allowing the rind to be exposed to the air. The cheese has been breathing through the rind ever since it was made and needs to carry on doing so in order to stay in the best possible condition.
The ideal place to store cheeses is in a stone larder in a cheese ‘safe’ but as modern homes don’t usually have these, we recommend using the salad crisper compartment or just a plastic box in the fridge. This preserves the humidity and keeps the cheese in better condition.
If a mould does develop on the surface of the cheese, simply scrape or cut it off and enjoy the rest of the cheese.