Can you freeze cheese?

Yes, you can freeze hard cheeses when grated first.

Last updated 23/03/2020

If you are concerned about milk and cheese supply, rest assured the dairy industry is continuing to produce milk daily (and cheese) and we don’t encourage stock piling cheese.

Hard cheeses like parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella are great frozen. We recommend you grate them first, pop them in a ziplock or freezer bag and then use them straight from frozen in your cooking.

We do not recommend freezing fresh cheeses like ricotta or soft cheeses like brie or blue cheese. Freezing will affect their structure and overall quality. However, if these cheeses are being used in dishes like lasagne or quiches and then the dish is frozen, this will be perfectly fine.

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