Freeze shredded cheese for its long shelf life
By Gray Duck
Shredded cheese have very delicate inner part when compared with the other foods. There are many researches done on this particular vegetable and is been thoroughly studied. It is recommended to store the shredded cheese in a cool and dry place to increase its life time. It is also recommended not to store the shredded cheese inside the refrigerator, since it will get ruined very quickly. Storage of vegetables like shredded cheese inside plastic bags can also decrease the storage life. This is because of the lack in storage of air.
This can be prevented in many ways. One among the best way is to store them on refrigerator and can you freeze shredded cheese. The best thing to keep the shredded cheese for about a week of time is to slice the shredded cheese and store them on any sealed air tight containers. One medium sized shredded cheese can produce one small cup of chopped shredded cheese. shredded cheese should not be heated in a high flame. Heating them in a high flame can make them bitter. It is common that people starts crying once they cut the shredded cheese. This can be prevented by soaking the shredded cheeses in a bowl of cold water and making them chill for about half an hour. The roots should not be cut while slicing the shredded cheese. Roots in shredded cheese have high concentration of sulfuric compounds that may cause tearing. The freezing works on fully matured jumbo sized shredded cheese. We always prefer to cook with new and fresh shredded cheese. In order to make this easy, freeze the shredded cheese.
Steps included in freezing the shredded cheese
The first and foremost step is to take of the peels in shredded cheese. Then the dressed shredded cheese should be cooked and washed thoroughly in cold water. There is a chance for the paper layer to get stick onto the silk body of shredded cheese. So it has to be carefully removed with hands or knives. Now chop the shredded cheese to thin slices to about ½ pieces. It is not necessary to blanch those shredded cheese. The next step is to find some best quality bags for its protection. The bags should be freezer bags which is suitable for freezing. This is done in order to maintain the quality and also to prevent the shredded cheese from bad odor. We should be very selective in purchasing the best quality of bag else the effort would go waste. These can you freeze shredded cheese can be used in soups, stews, casseroles, and other meat mixtures. We should not fill the shredded cheese all together inside the plastic bag this can also make the shredded cheese rotten. So it is recommended to fill the shredded cheese by leaving about ½ inch/1.5cm from the top of the bag. This is done to allow expansion during freezing. If we are using a resalable bag we can simply press it gently to expel the air before sealing. Now days we store everything in refrigerator, so it will be difficult for us to analyze the expiry of things especially for vegetables. So it is a must to label the shredded cheese with the date, so that it becomes easy for us to identify and to take it for the usage. The shredded cheese that are packed should be kept on the metal tray or any baking tray to ensure they freeze evenly on all the parts of the bag.