Preventing Moldy Cheese in the Refrigerator

No more moldy cheese in the refrigerator: moisten a paper towel with a bit of cider vinegar and wrap it around your wedge of cheese; then place the wrapped cheese in a plastic bag and seal. The acid in the vinegar will keep mold away. If the paper towel dries out, moisten it with a bit of water-vinegar solution.


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June 17, 20052 found this helpful

To keep cheese from molding, put a sugar cube in the cheese container. No more moldy cheese!

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September 1, 20171 found this helpful

I used to manage a Cheese store. Our big blocks of cheese that we cut smaller portions from were always molding in our walk in cooler. I found that we were re-contaminatiog the cheese. Our procedure was to unwrap the big blocks and use a cheese planer to cut off the mold , then rewrap the block in our plastic shrink wrap. But where we re cut was spreading the mold spores. I implemented washing down the outer sides of the cheese with a cloth moistened with cider vinegar.


It would form a skin or rind on the cheese. Then we would wrap it in the plastic wrap. When we opened the cheese to cut the smaller portions, we then would cut off the skin and rewrap. This cut our waste way down. My area manager came in and was angry because he thought we were not writing down the waste. I showed him what we were doing so he had the other stores follow suit. Cider vinegar is more natural that white vinegar that has gone through a distillation process.

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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

I found out accidentally years ago if you keep your fingers their fingers off of the cheese that does not mold also

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February 23, 20210 found this helpful

Not to mention some pre shredded cheeses use sawdust to keep it from sticking together. Yuk! Thanks for the vinegar tip

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May 16, 20210 found this helpful


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March 18, 20220 found this helpful

Fantastic, that is a new usage for me, NO more mold on my cheese

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