Using Vinegar to Prevent Mold on Cheese?

I buy 5 lb. bags of shredded mozzarella cheese because my family makes pizza on a regular basis. However, once the bag is opened, it tends to begin to mold fairly quickly. Has anyone used a variation of this vinegar method with shredded cheese? If this doesn't work, does anyone have a suggestion?


By rcraftlady from East Coast

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November 12, 20163 found this helpful
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Once the bag of cheese is open be sure no one sticks fingers in to get out a handful. I instruct the family to use a long handled iced tea spoon. This has helped immensely. I'm going to add the vinegar dampened paper towel too now.

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October 28, 20180 found this helpful

I agree about the fingers. I noted years ago that if I touched a piece of cheese while cutting it or shredding it; the area I touched would be moldy in a couple days. I now hold the cheese with a piece of cling wrap/wax paper and find it keeps longer in the fridge.

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January 16, 20191 found this helpful

I put it in quart freezer bags and keep in freezer.
When I need some for whatever I just take out what I need and it doesn't mold or stick together. I do this with all my shredded cheeses. Been doing this for years, I was cook for 35 yrs and also did it in my restaurants.

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June 26, 20190 found this helpful

Freeze it, I do it all the time.

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September 5, 20190 found this helpful

Did you know these preshredded cheeses are coated with chemicals so the shredded do not stick together. Saw this on how it is makes. Try shredding your own and see how the shredded stick together. Just saying. Enjoy or not.

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November 6, 20190 found this helpful

Large bags of shredded chees can be frozen and will stay for months.

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March 16, 20200 found this helpful

when i have too much shredded cheese left over, i bag it it smaller portions and freeze it , when i'm ready to use it again, it sprinkles nicely on pizza

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December 30, 20120 found this helpful

I keep all hard cheese in the freezer, shredded cheese lasts months longer. I once received a 20 lb. block of white cheddar and after giving away at least half of it, I hacked the rest into smaller blocks and it kept in the freezer for over a year. Hope this helps!

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March 18, 20161 found this helpful

One thing, make sure your refrigerator is cold enough. Most people don't keep cold enough. Temperature should be 37-40 deg. Cool heated foods before storing, and room temp foods could be wrapped and put on ice for a short time before storing.


Maybe a little more work, but saving food which equals saving money may be worth it.

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April 8, 20160 found this helpful

Shredded chease will keep in the freezer and you can use it with out defrosting it on your pizzas.

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April 11, 20161 found this helpful

I buy 5 pound bags of shredded cheese. I divide the bag into 5 bags. I freeze 4 and keep 1 in refrigerator.

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August 21, 20161 found this helpful

I wrap my cheese in saran wrap and then tinfoil. Keeps mold away no sign of it after weeks I just change tinfoil when it becomes torn after awhile.

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October 21, 20160 found this helpful

Yes i do freeze the left over it is a good way to keep it with no mold i am happy doing this try it and good luck

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April 6, 20171 found this helpful

I keep mine in the freezer. Its just as easy to use just break off some.


You could even divide up into smaller Ziploc freezer bags and thaw as needed.

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