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Old 07-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Feta cheese freezes well

Went away for a few days. Had a block of feta, and didnt really know what to do ( as I knew it would spoil by the time we got back). With nothing to lose, I tossed it in the freezer. Got home, defrosted it. Same taste, same consistency and same freshness. Just thought id pass it along.

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Thanks ever so.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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never thought of freezing it, thanks. It doesn't last long around here but now that I know that, I might buy more.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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That's great to know. Surprising because many items with a high moisture content typically don't. Thanks for the research!
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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Actually, while it's nice to know that feta freezes well (most firm cheeses do), you really didn't have to bother.

Feta, with its high salt content, will easily last for 2-3 months in the refrigerator in an airtight container; if fresh-in-brine, especially if kept in the brine it was purchased in - particularly if you turn it in the brine occasionally. With dry-purchased feta (the regular commercial types), the only thing that sometimes happens is that the texture might be a little dryer after a month. I keep both crumbles & blocks in my fridge at all times & have never had to toss any yet due to spoilage.
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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Definitely good info.

Just to add to this...

Queso Fresco also freezes beautifully. I tried it on a block still sealed from the store.

Ever since then I catch the "Manager's special" sales they have REGULARLY on it here at my local Food Lion for half price and just chuck them right into the freezer, for later use.

I wonder if it's the composition of the cheese - crumbly cheeses do better in the freezer than wheel types, perhaps?
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:24 AM   #7
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WOOHOO Great Idea...we can't keep Feta in this house... We go through it too fast.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:43 PM   #8
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WOOHOO Great Idea...we can't keep Feta in this house... We go through it too fast.
Usually thats the case with us too. I get it every week, to the point that the deli guy who sells me the cheese actually wished me a happy easter ( on greek easter) because he thought i was greek.


This past week though, we were going away, so i figured i had nothing to lose. Unfortunately, i dont have as much luck with it lasting in the fridge for long periods of time ( maybe 1 or 2 weeks at most).

Im just annoyed at myself , looking back at all the feta ive let go to waste, now knowing i could have frozen it. Oh well.
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