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Can natural cheese be frozen?

The following cheeses freeze well in small pieces of one pound or less, not more than one inch thick: Brick; Cheddar; Edam; Gouda; Muenster; Port du Salut; Swiss; Provolone; Mozzarella; and Camembert. Small quantities of Blue, Roquefort, and Gorgonzola can also be frozen for salads and salad dressings, or other uses where a crumbly texture is acceptable. Most natural cheeses can be frozen for short periods. See MP 556 "Storing Foods In the Freezer" for length of storage for various natural cheeses.



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009




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