Storing Grated Cheese

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April 27, 2016

Make Your Own Grated CheeseI'm not fond of store bought grated cheese. We prefer the extra sharp block cheese and I grate my own. We love cheese and have it about every day. When I realized that we were washing the grater just about every day, I decided I would grate enough to last the whole week and put it in an air tight container.


It stays fresh and it's so convenient to use. I have been doing this for several years.

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March 4, 2010

My granddaughter bought a big round of cheddar cheese. It was too much to use at once. so I grated it today to put in the freezer. I sprayed a small amount of cooking spray on the grater for easier clean up.


June 11, 2005

To prevent grated cheese form sticking together, just add a little flour to it. It does not affect the flavor or appearance.


Then put it in the freezer in a Ziploc bag. It's easy to get what you need, without wasting cheese that is clumped together.



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June 14, 2005

I only work part time so when I am working like to buy food ahead. I would like to know how long you store cheese - such as Velveeta and the bagged shredded cheese. I use a lot of both and would like to buy ahead to have it available when I'm not working. I have a refrigerator to be used just for that. What temperature should they be stored at and how long will they keep? I get SSA and when between jobs I have to buy for a month ahead. I also use this fridge for storing potatoes and onions, any information on how long those can be stored for would be helpful as well.

Thank you very much,
Lee Ann Cline


June 14, 20050 found this helpful

I buy cheese in 5 pound packages,shredded and sliced. I measure out one pound packages and freeze it. I like the processed american cheese that costco sells. It thaws well and I cannot tell that it has been frozen.


The grated cheese is usually cheaper so I have not had to grate it myself for a few years. 5 pounds usually lasts my family of 6 for a month. I am not sure how long it would last beyond that.

By tina (Guest Post)
June 14, 20050 found this helpful

i buy italian grated cheese .i freeze it for up to 4 months when i run out then stockup again for another 4 months the same for american & all freezes well.the mozzerella i just take out a handful for whatever i need it for. try it it will be just fine oh i am on ss also

June 14, 20050 found this helpful

Be sure to freeze your cheese, whether you buy it shredded or shred it yourself. Otherwise it will mold. Don't ask how I know this.

Your potatoes and onions should be stored in a dark, cool, dry place, but not the fridge.


The cold will make some of the starch in the potatoes turn to sugar. Slightly sweet mashed potatoes are kind of nasty. (Don't ask why I know about this one either).

By dotty (Guest Post)
June 14, 20050 found this helpful

you can put your cheese in baggies and freeze it. it is not a good idea to put potatoes in the fridge. put them in a dark place with no other veg. onions can be kept this way for a short time. cut onions and freeze in small containers for use in soups, sauces, etc.

June 18, 20050 found this helpful

I have not tried this yet. But I have read that adding a little flour or cornstarch to grated cheese before freezing keeps it seperated and easier to use.


Be sure to freeze in amounts useful to your needs.

January 24, 20190 found this helpful

do you store it in it'soriginal container ?

November 29, 20190 found this helpful

Grated cheese from the store will last a really long time if you keep a paper towel in with the cheese to absorb moisture. Just replace the paper towel often. We have grated cheese in the bag last us for a good month or two with no issues.

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