If you desire to keep the cheese you purchase at the supermarket or fromagerie fresh, first you must consider that soft and hard cheeses have different shelf lives. While hard cheeses may last for months in the fridge if stored properly, softer cheeses like brie may only last one week. It is critical to store your soft cheeses properly to prevent mold, drying or rot. This article will provide a couple of tips to keep your cheese as fresh as on the day you bought it.
How to Keep Brie Fresh
Ensure your fridge temperature is set to about 38 to 45 degrees. Brie cheese will thrive in this temperature range. The vegetable bin is a perfect location to store your cheese since it is slightly warmer than the rest of your fridge.
Remove the supermarket wrapper on your cheese.
Pull off a piece of parchment or wax paper that is three times the size of the slice of your brie.
Lightly wrap your brie cheese with your paper. Seal with tape if the paper refuses to stay wrapped. This wax or parchment paper will allow your brie to continue to naturally age and breathe so the flavor remains fresh.
If your brie has a very strong aroma and you would like to preserve the flavor, you can double wrap the cheese wedge in wax paper. This should also help other food items not be tainted by your strong-smelling brie.