Buying & Storing
Enjoy these quick and easy facts and tips for buying, storing your cheese and charcuterie.
BUY FRESH & SLICED TO ORDER
Buy cheese and charcuterie that you will eat within 7-10 days to maintain optimal freshness and flavor. Ask that your charcuterie meats be cut to a thickness that best highlights the flavors and textures of that particular product.
Refrigerate cheeses, forcemeats and cut cured meats until ready to be enjoyed. Ideally, store in the deli or vegetable drawer where the temperature is cold and stable. Blue cheeses should be stored separately so that the mold can't transfer to other cheeses.
WRAP IT UP
Wrap the cheese and charcuterie in deli paper or plastic wrap after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria and rapid ripening. Wrapping with plastic wrap has a sweet spot: too tight and the cheese takes on a plastic flavor; too loose can dry out the cheese. Blue cheeses should be wrapped in foil as it needs to "breathe" in order to stay fresh.