28 April 2011
Quick tip: Freeze the cheese
When it comes to grating cheese, I just don't do it. I buy the packaged pre-grated cheese. It is slightly more expensive than doing it myself, but it is something I just budget for.
Having spent that bit extra on the pre-grated cheese though, I can't stand for it to be wasted.I have had too many times in the past where I have had to throw out mouldy grated cheese (and being pre-grated, it does go off more quickly than a block of cheese).
The solution: Throw the packet of cheese in the freezer.
This means no more mouldy cheese. (It would probably be fine in there for up to 6 months, though I've never had a packet in there longer than 3 months). I also find it helpful to top some of the kids' meals with a little frozen grated cheese. Stirring the frozen cheese through helps to cool the meal to acceptable child's eating temperature just that little bit quicker - great for impatient toddlers waiting to eat.
Do you freeze grated cheese? Anything else you freeze to save wastage?