There is nothing worse than waking up and having your sights set on a bowl of your favourite cereal to start your day, only to find that the milk has spoiled and your breakfast is now inedible.
That is why it is important to learn how to preserve your daily products so that you can get the maximum amount of use out of them. Here are some tips to help you store your dairy products correctly.
It is important to buy milk at the end of your shopping trip so that the amount of time that it is left unrefrigerated is minimised. Milk should be kept around 37 degrees Fahrenheit in the coldest part of the refrigerator, and the lid should be tightly sealed to prevent air from getting in.
Do not store milk in the refrigerator door as it is susceptible to warmer air from opening and closing the door. You may need to store the milk on its side so that it fits easily.
Although an uncommon method, freezing milk in a plastic container is a suitable option for longer-term storage. Make sure to freeze the milk before the expiration date. Once in the freezer, it can last up to three months. When you are ready to use it, thaw it by putting it in the fridge and letting it slowly come up to liquid temperature. Once thawed, consume the milk within three days.
Soft cheeses like Brie and Goat cheese are often more susceptible to going off than their harder counterparts, so it is important that you store them correctly.
To allow the cheese to ‘breathe’, you should never wrap them in cling film. Instead, you should wrap them in parchment paper followed by a loose layer of foil to stop the cheese from sweating and preserve the flavours.
Soft cheese can also last in the freezer for up to two months, although it can lose some of its original texture.
If you’re planning on eating hard cheese like Pecorino, Parmesan and Cheddar within a few days, it is fine to store it in the plastic wrap. For longer-term storage, wrap them in parchment paper followed by a layer of foil. You can also freeze hard cheese.
Once yoghurt is opened, it is best to consume within 5 to 7 days, although it can last up to two weeks when stored correctly. You can freeze yoghurt and eat it frozen, which is a treat in a lot of countries.
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