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How to freeze cheese

Learn how to freeze cheese and avoid food waste. Try our easy methods, read our top tips and make our favourite cheesy recipes to feed the family.

Discover how to freeze cheese with our easy methods and cut down on avoidable food waste. Wondering what foods I can freeze? Read our top tips to save you time and effort in the kitchen, then put them to good use with our favourite freezable recipes.

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How to freeze cheese

  1. You can freeze hard cheese in blocks, portions or grated. Freeze grated cheese loosely on a lined baking sheet, once frozen, tip it into a bag or container. Blocks and portions should be wrapped tightly.
  2. If you use regular sized portions of grated cheese then weigh out portions and freeze them straight into bags or containers.
  3. Soft rinded cheeses like camembert can be frozen whole or in portions, wrap them tightly first.
  4. Full-fat soft cheese can be frozen in the carton, low-fat soft varieties may separate when defrosted – you should be able to stir it back together to cook with.

Frozen cheese will keep for 3-6 months in the freezer.

Try our most indulgent cheese recipes ever for a dose of pure decadence, or make a classic macaroni cheese or a gooey pie with our best ever cheese recipes.

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