How do I care for my cheese?

  • Always bring the cheese to room temperature before serving.
  • When selecting cheese for a cheese board it is usual to go for cheese of
    different milk types from cows, sheep or goat.
  • Cheese should be served before the pudding as it does not taste as well after
    the sweetness of a desert.
  • Cheese keeps better as a whole cheese, so it is better to purchase a larger piece.
  • Some cheese prefer to be kept cool and others warmer,
    but most are quite happy between 80C (450F) and 150C (600F).
  • The waxed paper we wrap the cheese in keeps the cheese in good condition
    and allows it to breath to avoid the build up of excess moisture.
  • Store the cheese in a cool pantry, cellar or in the refrigerator
    preferably in the lower drawer.
  • Do not store cheese with other strong-smelling foods.
    As a cheese breathes it will absorb other aromas and may spoil.
  • The way a cheese is cut depends largely on its shape and size.
    The most important thing to keep in mind when cutting a cheese is to
    divide cheese so that everybody has an equal share of the inside and outside.