Nov 9, 2000
This article was first published in Saveur in Issue #16
Aluminum foil is the ideal wrap for cheese: It's moisture-proof but lets the cheese breathe. The average household refrigerator is too cold to store cheese properly, but wrapped hard cheeses—like cheddar and provolone—can be kept in the vegetable bin, under the vegetables, where the temperature is closer to the ideal 55°. Store wrapped limberger and gorgonzola in plastic containers to control odor and prevent drying. Humidity may cause a harmless mold to grow on cheese. Just scrape it off or pretend it's not there (unless the cheese is processed; then toss it).