Freezing cheese

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Can someone tell me whether it's okay to freeze Roquefort cheese? Today I had a windfall at a local market of Roquefort at only $2.99 a pound (usually it's up to $14.99 a pound).I immediately bought a chunk and it's really excellent Roquefort, complete with the official French government stamp. Since this is going to be for my own rather than for commercial use, I won't be using more than a couple of ounces or so at a time. If it can be frozen, however, I will grab a couple of pounds of it before the owner of the market is hauled away by the men in white coats. I have frozen several other types of cheese with no trouble, except that it makes them more crumbly. Since Roquefort is rather crumbly to begin with, this shouldn't be a factor. However, before I attempt it I'd like to hear some feedback from those who have. Many thanks!
 

pete

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I agree, don't freeze it. But it will last quite awhile in your fridge. I've kept blue cheeses in my fridge for months with no ill effects to the cheese, just make sure it is well wrapped or your entire fridge will soon start smelling of cheese.
 
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I consistenly freeze entire blocks of American without a problem for daily use. Usually break up the block into weekly portions before freezing. Works well, haven't noticed any change in flavor. Of course, that's American cheese for ya!
 
7,375
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I think that says it all you can cook with it but it's texture doesn't weather the freezer shoot at $2.99 a # I 'd invest heavily
 
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Fester? what if you just throw it in the oven and bake it in/on something?
Fester? Oh man I just took a mini med school class on infectious diseases this past Tuesday Fester conjures up bad stuff, Roquefort is yummy good stuff.
 
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Fester was the uncle on the Adams family I think.

Yes, I've seen the blue cheese crumbles frozen, but then used in dressings, etc.

At that price, you can't loose.
 
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i may be stabbing in the dark, but if, and if you can, find someone with a cryovac machine (local butcher or someone) who is willing to share, break the rocquefort down into smaller portions and perhaps cryovac the portions before freezing.

Quite possibly, this could help you out.
 
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i may be stabbing in the dark, but if, and if you can, find someone with a cryovac machine (local butcher or someone) who is willing to share, break the rocquefort down into smaller portions and perhaps cryovac the portions before freezing.

This could possibly be the way to go.

oops, double post - soz

[This message has been edited by Nick.Shu (edited October 03, 2000).]
 
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What if you create a Roquefort cheesecake, which contains cream cheese, Roquefort Cheese, sour cream, fresh chives & parsley, eggs & flour; can that be frozen after baking?
 

pete

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Yum, 13 year old, freezer burnt cheese.  Can't wait to get me some!!!!
 

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