As I’ve previously encouraged you to get to grips with what you can freeze, I felt a post about cheese was most necessary.
Brie-lieve (!) it or not, most people don’t realise that you can, in fact, freeze cheese. I am ALWAYS seeing cheese in the reduced section of supermarkets. Half price, more than half price, crazy discounts on perfectly decent food. But you’re obviously not going to consume 4 blocks of cheddar that day, it’s already 6pm! So what can you do?
Well, firstly, if you can afford to buy it and have freezer space, buy it.
When you get home, chop it down into chunks which you will use. Decent sized daily chunks. Better to do smaller ones and be able to take 2 out of the freezer than cut larger ones and have more cheese than you want to eat (is that possible?) You can also grate cheese, stick it in a food bag for homemade pizzas or chucking on top of a cottage pies for those last 10 minutes in the oven. You’ll thank me for that last one!
Some cheese don’t freeze well so it’s best to take a look at the British Cheese Board website for more advice and to get clued up. Some varieties change texture so make sure you know what you’re buying and freezing.
It’s also pretty ideal before Christmas. Cheese can be frozen for a while, so you can organise yourself a decent looking cheeseboard for not much money. Defrost in the fridge on Christmas Eve.
I picked up 3 fairly big blocks of Wensleydale (I’m a Yorkshire boy!) the other day, for just over £1 each. They should have been at least twice that. Two of the blocks are sat in the freezer and the other is half eaten. That’s cheese sorted for a while. Let me know how you get on with freezing cheese over on Twitter and remember to check the reduced section for some pieces of Caerphilly or Red Leicester.
Remember, if it isn’t your cheese, it’s Nacho Cheese. #cheesepuns