Hi Eddie, If I can add a comment on the vacuum sealer. My wife an I bought a food saver brand at Sam's club over 10 years ago. Initially we used it a bit but with the first month, we found it took up counter space and we may have been too lazy to wrap it up an place it in a cabinet. Just silly stuff but it had gotten a bit odd having 40% of the stuff in the refrigerator/freezer in those seal bags. It sat in the cabinet for 5 yrs, unused. Occasionally we would use it on sale priced chicken or beef that we couldn't pass up on price. It does an excellent job keeping the air out and the product fresh. If you had a block of cheese, seal it back up and it was good for a very long time. Here it is 5 yrs later and I am finding my self smoking foods. Now that thing has become invaluable. I have about 55lbs of cheese in the fridge( only because I know once April comes, no more cheese smoking )that is so tightly sealed, I know it will last for a very long time. When I take one out of the drawer, it is packed of wonderfully, I don't fear having too much on hand that might go bad. I now have no choice but to use the sealer more frequently on other foods in the house that prematurely mold up or sour and it has actually saved us money by extending the usage of some foods. ( like the ads say) If you going to find yourself in cheese smoking long term, I can't recommend it more. Let it be known, after the first few years, I knew we had just threw away $139.00. Now, i am glad we have it. Good luck with your cheese. Since starting in December, I know have a wide variety of cheeses and smoke flavors to choose from as they are "coming of age"