Say cheese! It’s time to reduce your food waste.
Our Respect Food campaign at Grundig is all about saving food and saving the planet. Every bit of food wasted has an effect on the environment, as well as on the pocket of consumers. Greenhouse gases produced by food waste are speeding up climate change and global warming. Consumers are wasting hundreds and even thousands per year by throwing away their food. We want to show you easy ways and tricks on how you can reduce your waste and save the planet.
There’s nothing like some cottage cheese spread on a biscuit, or some melted camembert to dip bread in. There’s also nothing as fast as how quickly these cheeses can go bad.
Whether it’s growing mould or dried out bites, no one enjoys bad cheese. Read these 7 tips on how to take care of your softer cheeses.
1. Wrap your cheese
Wrap your cheese in cheese paper, parchment paper or plastic wrap depending on its type. For hard, aged cheeses such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or aged gouda, wrap them in parchment paper and then wrap them again in plastic wrap. Semi-hard cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss cheese and gruyere will need just one layer of plastic wrap. It’ll let your cheese breathe whilst still keeping it free from contamination. Make sure you replace the wrapping every time you use the cheese.
2. Or use containers
Soft and semi-soft cheeses such as goat’s cheese, brie and camembert should be stored in a resealable container. Fresh cheeses such as mozzarella and feta should preferably be stored in their original packaging, but if that’s not available, use a container and change the water every few days.