- 1 How to make cheese?
2 Storage brine cheese
- 2.1 Option 1. At room temperature
- 2.2 Option 2. The refrigerating chamber
- 2.3 Option 3. In the freezing chamber
- 3 Cooking brine
- 4 Total
Among the other products in my diet is one of the foremost is pickled cheese - cheese. But to make a stock of dishes, special conditions and adhere to a few rules you need to follow. I'll tell you how to store cheese at home.
How to make cheese?
For a start I suggest to find out what makes cheese. Prepare a cheese can be made from sheep's, goat's and cow's milk. The product is soaked in special brine long-term (up to 2 months). Because of this, the cheese becomes salty and easy to digest.
Features storage of cheese are directly related to its manufacturing. Therefore it is very important to buy a quality product.
What should I look for when buying:
- Color. Fresh product should be milk or white.
- Structure. Dense, homogeneous consistency. When cutting it should not be much to crumble and stick to the knife.
- Brine. Buy the best cheese in brine, so it is preserved for much longer (in the photo an example of packaging of the product in the brine).
- Price. Too low a value can be associated with the use of low-quality raw material.
Ask the Seller cut a piece to sample, if the cheese is sold by weight. It must be pronounced salty taste of the milk.
- The size. Better to buy the product is portioned in small pieces.
Storage brine cheese
Cheese can be stored in several ways:
Option 1. At room temperature
It should be understood that at room temperature to preserve cheese for a long time will not work. Like all dairy products, it quickly deteriorates and becomes unfit for consumption.
White cheese in the home at a constant ambient temperature can be stored:
- in a shopping package - 24 hours;
- in brine - 48 hours;
- without brine - no more than 6-8 hours.
Therefore strongly recommend either immediately eat it, or store in the refrigerator.
Option 2. The refrigerating chamber
Instructions are to be kept such cheese depending on its packaging:
Container better put on the middle shelf of the refrigerator.
If the cheese is wrapped in foil and put in an enamel container with a lid, shelf life is 14 days.
In any case, do not use plastic wrap. It product "choke" and lose flavor.
If you add the cheese in a plastic container with a lid and put in the refrigerator, the shelf life of no more than 2-3 days.
If you cook a special brine cheese at home and pour them a product, the shelf life will be from 2 weeks or more.
How to make a brine for cheese, I explain below.
Keep the cheese in brine better in a glass container.
Option 3. In the freezing chamber
You can store this milk product - in the freezer. It is necessary to wrap the cheese in plastic wrap or foil and send it on the lowest shelf of the freezer by as much as 8 months.
It is important to bear in mind that after the freeze-thaw, cheese will lose most of the nutrients will be greatly crumble. To resort to this method only in extreme cases.
If you're wondering how to make the brine with their hands, the most popular recipes are presented in the table below:
Recipe 1. crude brine
Take 1 teaspoon of salt on one glass of water. You need to prepare a quantity of liquid, the product can fully immerse themselves in it.
Recipe 2. Brine for cottage cheese with herbs
Mix a pinch of cumin, red pepper, dill, parsley and garlic. Add this mixture to the previously prepared salt solution according to the above method.
Optionally, you can add vegetable oil and mustard seeds.
If a brine for cheese - a recipe which is specified in the table, you can greatly improve the taste of the product and extend its shelf life.
We figured out how to store cheese under different conditions. Choose the method depending on the volume of the product and the desired shelf life. Videos in this article will tell about all the nuances of training and preparation of brine for cheese. If you have any other recipes - write them in the comments, I will be grateful!
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