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Old 01-15-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Freezing Medium cheese?

Local Grocery store has a great sale on medium cheddar cheese and mozzerella cheese, can I freeze these for later? how long?

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Old 01-15-2007, 09:11 PM   #2
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Mozzarella doesn't freeze very well, there's too much moisture. Cheddar is a bit firmer and could hold up better.

If you decide to freeze either, don't use them as toppings you wish to brown. Instead, use them in the meal. When the cheese defrosts, the ice crystals that formed, especially in the mozzarella, alter the cheese's melting ability. It will still melt, but it browns much much faster, starting to burn before it completely melts.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Glad you asked that question mk, and thanks for the reply Vera, because I recently bought some shredded mixed mexican style bagged cheese and froze the leftovers. When I used the leftover cheese yesterday, I baked it on top of meatballs subs and the cheese browned fast but did not melt.
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