Cheese is a natural product. It continues to ripen after purchase.
There are a few guidelines you can follow when storing cheese to keep it edible and delicious for as long as possible.
Cheese will only retain its full flavor for a long time if it is stored properly.
In principle, most cheeses prefer temperatures of between 8 and 15 degrees. Hard cheese will also tolerate temperatures around freezing. In general, however, temperatures cooler than 6 degrees inhibit flavor development. Significant variations in temperature should also be avoided.
Cheese not only requires the right temperature, but also ventilation. Cheese must be able to breathe. The packaging should not be completely airtight, therefore,
otherwise the cheese will go off prematurely. Fully enclosed plastic tubs are not the best way to store cheese. On the other hand, cheese that has been fully unwrapped will quickly dry out.
Cheese is best stored in special cheese paper. This protects the delectable product from drying out, while also allowing the cheese to breathe.
Where possible, store different cheeses separately. This prevents the aroma, taste, or any mold cultures on one cheese from being transferred to another.
Unpackaged cheese can also absorb the aromas from other foods, which can consequently affect its flavor.
Apropos taste: To allow the cheese to develop its full potential and deliciousness, it should be enjoyed at room temperature.
Remove cheese from the fridge shortly before eating. It should not be left to sit at room temperature for too long, however, or it will begin to sweat.
Finally: Should a small amount of mold form on the cut edges of semi-hard and hard cheese, the affected area plus a generous margin can be cut off
and the cheese enjoyed as usual.