Some Kitchen Tips About Cheese

Jeremy Mailman By Jeremy Mailman, 2nd Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We love cheese. But how do we grate them better and faster? How do we remove those cheese residues on the grater and use them? How do we cut our cheese easily? How do we remove those molds? How do we make our cheese last longer in storage? Here are some helpful tips.

Cheese and Grater

Before you grate your cheese, get your cooking oil and brush or spray it in your grater. When you do this, the cheese will not stick to your grater.

You can place your cheese first in the freezer for about half an hour so the cheese will grate better.

Potato Peelers and Cheese Crumbs

For tossed salads, you can sliver your cheese with a slit-blade potato peeler. This is easier and faster that grating your cheese.

To avoid getting crumbs when you slice your cheese, you can use extra strong thread instead of using a knife. Just hold tightly both ends of the thread and slice down.

Cutting and Cheese Residues

You can also cut your cheese easily when you use a warm knife. The cheese will not break or crumble.

Cheese residue on the grater can still be used after grating your cheese. Just grate a slice of bread and the cheese residue will come off easily. The cheese residue and the bread crumbs can be added to the grated cheese. Or you can save or refrigerate the cheese residue for later use in your soup or casserole toppings.

Storing Cheese

The cheese surface hardens if kept for long. You can avoid them by rubbing it with butter or margarine right after cutting. Then slip in a plastic bag or wrap in foil before placing in the refrigerator If you bought big chunks of cheese, cut it immediately into smaller pieces and wrap separately in plastic bags, in foil or in a jar with a tight cover. Your cheese will still be good for ages.

Removing Molds

You can scrape off those molds in your cheese with a knife or cheese slicer dipped in vinegar. The vinegar will kill these molds and will keep them from coming back. You can also handle your moldy cheese by placing your cheese into a covered container with a few teaspoons of sugar. Do not place your cheese to close to the sugar. The molds will leave the cheese and transfer to the sugar. When all the molds are totally gone from your cheese, discard the sugar and place you cheese back in storage.


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3rd Oct 2011 (#)

Useful information...thanks for sharing....

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