Cutting your cheeses
Cheese should be cut in such a way that everyone should obtain a similar slice. If the cheese has a rind, everyone should get a piece with rind. Otherwise, people will experience differences in terms of taste and strength. Nowadays, cheese comes in such a variety of shapes and sizes that it is not always easy to know how best to cut them. For this reason, we have supplied you with this guide to make the process simpler.
We want you to optimize your cheese experience - By following these few simple tips you are well on the way to become a true connoisseur.
Selecting and buying your cheese
When it comes to cheese, buy little and often so your cheese is always in prime condition. It will also allow you to regularly try new cheese.
Don't be afraid to ask to try before you buy at the deli counter instead of just sticking to what you know - you might make an exciting discovery! The deli staff can often tell you about the cheeses on display - their strength, origin, how best to serve them and their milk type.
Storing your cheese
It is important to know how to preserve the taste and texture of cheese for the longest period of time. If cheeses are left out, they tend to dry out, so be sure to store them in the fridge as it's cool and humid, thus offering the optimal environment. Keeping cheeses in a separate cheese box is ideal as it will prevent the rest of your fridge from smelling. If you don't have any airtight plastic containers, you can wrap the cheeses up in aluminum foil or greaseproof paper, in order to preserve their humidity.
Preparing your cheese
In order to enjoy speciality cheeses at their best, be sure to remove them from the fridge half an hour to an hour before serving. This allows soft cheeses to acquire a creamier texture and an optimal taste.