frozen cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by boonetang, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. I have a quick question and I hope someone can answer it if I cold smoke some cheese then freeze it would it still taste as good as fresh.
     
  2. Smoked cheese well wrapped will keep quite nicely for a couple of months or more. Just be sure it is dry on the surface or it will mold.
     
  3. It will taste the same but it will crumble.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    There are posts in here about 2 year old smoked cheese that has been vacuumed sealed. If you have a sealer then I wouldn't freeze the stuff,like mule says it gets crumbly.
     
  5. Glad brand Press-n-Seal is almost as good as vacuum sealing.
     
  6. Yes I am planning on using a vacuum sealer. I'm just going try it and see
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    Good luck ,I've been doing 3-4 hours(apple or corn cob pellets) w/the AMNPS and had good results.CM
     
  8. I just took them off from 4 hour smoke and I'm going to wait till tomorow to fast it I used mix oak and sweet wood
     
  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    I'll bet they will be excellent !
     
  10. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I personally will not freeze cheese, not saying it shouldn't be done.  Some swear by it.

    One Pro:  Will not mold

    One Con: Will not age

    Tom
     
  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    i have bought 4 yo black diamond cheddar from sams and smoked it. i have some in the fridge vac sealed that has been in fridge over 2 years so this is now 6 yo cheese. It can show a little white mold after 5 years but just trim it off.
     
  12. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's going to be some good cheese.  It's good to here you are aging some of your cheese.  I keep 70 lb. of my aging cheese separate from the other cheese and rotate it out, mostly first in first out,  the average age of it is now five years old, mostly cheddar.  That is what is going out for Christmas.

    How much are you aging?

    Tom
     
  13. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I only keep 5 lbs or so of the really good stuff. It gets so sharp it's sour. Most folks don't like it. they would rather a 1 year old xtra sharp cheddar.
     
  14. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Do not freeze hard cheeses. The texture changes and you wont be able to slice it properly. It Will crumble
     
  15. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Do not freeze, I've had cheese vacuumed sealed last 2 years.  
     

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