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Prevent Mold on Cheese with Vinegar

If you are like me and prefer to purchase a "chunk" of cheese instead of already shredded cheese, this tip is for you. This is something I discovered on my own. Years ago, I would wipe down every surface I could get to on our sailboat (inside), before leaving it after a weekend out, with plain old vinegar.

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Vinegar retards the growth of mold. When we would return, the boat still was fresh. After finding mold on a chunk of cheese I decided to try a little experiment. I took a paper towel and folded it down to about a 2 x 2 inch square. I then dampened the paper towel with vinegar. Barely damp, just enough that you can tell it is damp. I then wrapped my cheese in the paper towel and placed inside a Ziploc bag and returned to the refrigerator.

I have never had cheese mold on me again and I have not wasted a bite. If your paper towel begins to dry out, all that you need to do is to redampen the towel with vinegar. The small amount that you are using doesn't leave a vinegar taste to the cheese. Buying cheese in "chunks" is cheaper than the already shredded and will save you a bit of money in addition to no more moldy cheese. Cheese will last for weeks stored this way. Hope you will give this a try because it certainly does work.

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By Trish from Chatom, AL

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April 21, 20107 found this helpful

That is an excellent hint. Cheese of any kind is expensive, too expensive to have to throw out. Thanks!

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April 22, 20103 found this helpful

I'll have to try that. Another way to at least delay the mold forming is to wrap the cheese in wax paper before putting it in a plastic bag. Cheese in plastic bag...no, no.

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

Great tip , thanks

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

What a smart idea. My deli wraps the cheese in waxed paper before putting it in the plastic bag but that does not always work--I end up with moldy cheese.

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I will certainly try this. Thanks!

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful

Great tip...will have to try it.

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December 31, 20123 found this helpful

This absolutely works. In the cheese-making process it is used. When the cheese is cured, they rub the outside each day with a sponge in vinegar water. This creates the protective rind on the outside of a wheel of cheese and prevents molding while the cheese ages.

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September 19, 20133 found this helpful

I wash berries in diluted white vinegar as soon as I get them home - they keep much longer and don't mold. We always have lots of cheese here, so I'm trying this tip next. Thanks!

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September 8, 20200 found this helpful

I use vinegar as well to wash fresh berries when I get them. One cup of vinegar to three cups water. I rinse the berries first in ice water, then soak in the vinegar water for 2 minutes. Then I put them in clean ice water for 2 minutes, dry in my salad spinner and then layer the fruit with paper towel in between the layers, in my dehydrator in the fridge.

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Make sure the fruit is as dry as possible. I hardly ever lose a cherry or strawberry using this method. They keep twice as long. I will try the vinegar on the cheese, in a "glass" storage dish, as I believe glass is better than plastic.

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November 23, 20130 found this helpful

Does it have to be regular vinegar, or will apple cider vinegar work?

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April 22, 20150 found this helpful

I gonna try the vinegar trick, thanks for posting. -pawPaw

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Anonymous
February 1, 20160 found this helpful

It seems a good idea
I'll try it cause I like all kind of cheeses n buy them on sale too
Thanks for sharing

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Anonymous
May 13, 20160 found this helpful

I did just as you suggested, and it has worked beautifully, no more moldy cheese. Thanks soo much! Jackie Mattingly, Louisville, Ky.

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

WOW! TY for posting this hint! I use vinegar for everything (I thought). But this has never occurred to me to do!

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Anonymous
December 31, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks for the easy money saving tip.

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November 9, 20180 found this helpful

To keep onion longer I cut off what I need. I keep skin on onion then place onion in plastic container with paper towel.

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It lasts longer. I also use paper towel in container for lemon. I use paper towels in my refrigerator drawers. They are great at keeping things fresh.

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December 30, 20181 found this helpful

Ive been doing this in my butter bell. Just a small amount with the water and it extends the life beautifully.

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

It works. Saving a fortune now that I'm not cutting and throwing away mouldy cheese

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March 5, 20200 found this helpful

Years ago I used to have a friend that worked in a cheese shop and at night they washed the cheese in vinegar. I now keep vinegar in a spray bottle and use it this way and many other ways....

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April 23, 20200 found this helpful

I support your process. I have done this for years

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May 12, 20200 found this helpful

I have done the same thing for years only I have wrapped the chunk of cheese in cheesecloth soaked with vinegar. I have never thrown out a piece.

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January 18, 20210 found this helpful

I hardly ever had mold on my cheese until my nephew and family came to visit for a week. They cooked with cheese and would leave it on the counter for at least an hour, then putting it back in the fridge.

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Every day. Even before they left, I noticed it. Cheese doesn't like to be cooled, then at room temperature, several times. I use it, then promptly put it back into the fridge. No problems.

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