Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > >

Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-12-2002, 11:14 PM
honeybee's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: London
Posts: 777
Question Cheese

Can you freeze cheeses such as feta and mozzarella? In their original packing. If I see a good deal on these, I would like to stiock up as I use them in pizza and salads etc...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-13-2002, 08:35 PM
Amanda's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 4,490
I freeze Mozzarella all the time. I shred it first, then put it in a ziploc freezer bag and freeze.

As for Feta, I have never tried that one. Feta is of the "soft" cheese variety, and I don't think freezing soft cheeses is recommended. I found the following info at the Clemson Extension website:

CAN YOU MAKE CHEESE LAST LONGER BY FREEZING IT?
Most hard cheeses and process cheeses can be frozen, however, there will be changes in texture. For this reason, thawed cheese is best used crumbled or shredded, in salads or as toppings or in uncooked dishes.

TIPS FOR FREEZING CHEESES:
Freeze pieces of a half-pound or less.

Use moisture-proof and airtight wrapping.

Freeze quickly and store at 0 F for two to six months.

Thaw in refrigerator so cheese wont lose moisture; the slower the cheese is thawed, the better.

Use as soon as possible after thawing.
__________________
Forum Administrator

visit my blogs:
Amanda's Cookin'
Crafts by Amanda
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2002, 06:43 AM
PrairieRose's Avatar
Special Member of the Family
Honorary Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 179
Ditto on the mozarella Amanda. I freeze it and cheddar but I always grate it first and put it into a ziplock. Then when I'm ready to use it to cook with I just use it frozen to melt on top of things. When I'm going to need it for stuff like tacos I take out the appropriate amount and let that thaw in the fridge or on the counter while I'm cooking.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-27-2002, 05:15 AM
Jole Blond's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: I'm somewhere between the Port of Indecision & Southwest of Disorder
Posts: 138
When we buy cheeses they are generally in a vacuum sealed package, this keeps the air from them. When I freeze cheese I generally use my vacuum sealer to package it. It seems to last longer and has a nicer texture when thawed.

To see God, Look to Jesus
__________________
When things get tough, always remember....
Faith doesn't get you around trouble, it gets you through it!!
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mac & Cheese Stuffed Peppers Abear Vegetarian 3 09-27-2015 02:22 PM
The Cheese Board: Collective Works: Bread, Pastry, Cheese, Pizza MomsMenu Books for Cooks 0 02-20-2004 03:53 AM
Venison Cream Cheese Casserole Shawn Game & Fowl 0 12-29-2003 01:15 AM
Rolled Round Steak with Cheese Shawn Main Meals in Crockpots 0 04-18-2003 01:46 AM
Cream Cheese Pizza Shawn Vegetarian 0 03-08-2003 02:10 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer