Preventing Mold on Grated Cheese?

How do I keep grated Parmesan cheese from molding?


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January 16, 20193 found this helpful

Most semi hard and hard cheeses freeze very well in the freezer, that way they can't grow mold as they will in the frig after a couple of weeks. Cheeses like Romano, Parmesan, things like that, even Cheddar freeze great until you're ready to use them again.

January 20, 20191 found this helpful

Can I use the cheese frozen, or do I need to thaw it first?

August 2, 20191 found this helpful

I use it straight from the freezer. Especially my mozzarella and Parmesans :)


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October 7, 20191 found this helpful

I too use this method of storing my grated cheese and it works great. Just remove it from freezer a few minutes before using, so it's easier to take amount needed.


Glad you posted this idea.

May 8, 20200 found this helpful

Yes freeze it, Or eat it!

March 20, 20221 found this helpful

These are all great tips! But many years ago I purchase a FoodSaver machine. Sealing a block of cheese in a food saver bag will last for months and months. Grated cheese will last weeks to months in a food saver container which the air can be removed from using the FS machine. It vacuum seals bags and containers.

June 27, 20220 found this helpful

Put your 5# bag of mozzarella in 5 sandwich bags..freeze 4 of them while using the 5th one..doesnt take long at all to thaw.

August 22, 20220 found this helpful

This what I have done for years. We are big cheese lovers, so I buy the big bag of shredded cheeses. Empty the cheeses into smaller ziplic bags and freeze all but one.


I also freeze my American slices even though it says on the big box do not freeze. I have never had an issue freezing the slices either.

August 31, 20220 found this helpful

I shop at Costco, I measure out one cup of Shredded Cheese into snack size ziploc baggies and put all the baggies back into the original cheese bag and seal.
I do the same with a bag of Bacon Crumbles, in 1/4 cup measurements into snack bags. Perfect for our use.

May 9, 20230 found this helpful

Cheddar cheese is crumbling after freezing. Still taste good, just falls apart.


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January 16, 20191 found this helpful

I'm not sure why your cheese is moulding if you're keeping it in the fridge. Parmesan should be stored in the fridge if it will not be used up within a week.


Maybe your fridge is not cool enough>?

May 20, 20202 found this helpful

Keep your fingers OFF the cheese.. I use anything except my fingers to remove cheese from its wrapper or bag.. since I have done this I never get mold on any of my cheese.. this has been for 5 years now...when I want to grate a block of cheese I hold the block with the wrapper or a paper towel.

August 26, 20220 found this helpful

That is a good tip. I learned that a long time ago from a co-worker, and she learned the vinegar solution from Tillamook Cheese company

September 26, 20220 found this helpful

I always use a rubber glove to not touch the cheese, I heard your sweat from hands causes the mold

August 12, 20230 found this helpful

I too have had parmasean Regiano go Miley on me once I opened it as well, kept in fridge. Now I grate it and put it in the freezer and use it out of the freezer.


Have never had a problem since.


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January 16, 20191 found this helpful

Make sure to keep the grated cheese in a sealed container. You can also put grated parmesan in the freezer for longer lasting.

October 23, 20220 found this helpful

I just put my already opened grated parmesian in it's container on the door of my fridge. Never a problem.
Will try the ACV in my opened shredded cheddar pkgs that I keep in the meat draw. It usually gets mold,so the ACV should help.


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January 17, 20192 found this helpful

I keep mine in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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