The Ultimate Guide to Storing Freshly Shredded Cheese

Shredded cheese is a common ingredient in many dishes, including sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas. Freshly shredded cheese adds more flavour to these dishes compared to pre-packaged shredded cheese. However, storing freshly shredded cheese can be tricky because it tends to clump together or become dry if not stored properly. This blog post will give you tips on how to store freshly shredded cheese so that you can enjoy its full flavour.

Use an Airtight Container

The first step in storing freshly shredded cheese is using an airtight container. Any exposure to air will cause the cheese to dry out quickly and lose its flavour. Use a plastic or glass container with a tight-fitting lid that seals completely.

Pro Tip:

To ensure that your container is truly airtight, put the container under running water for 5-10 seconds while it’s empty and then close the lid. If no water comes out when you shake it, then your container is truly airtight.

Add Cornstarch or Flour

Another way of preserving freshness in your grated cheeses is by sprinkling some cornstarch or flour onto them before putting them inside an air-tight bag/container as this helps prevent moisture from building up during storage which would result in mold growths leading spoiling fast

Pro Tip:

Make sure not to add too much cornstarch/flour as they may affect the texture/quality/taste of the final dish when using already-shredded cheeses for cooking purposes.

Avoid Freezing The Cheese

Freezing fresh grated/sliced/hard cheeses changes their texture and taste due to ice crystals forming within/on them after defrosting – either cover shrinksage/brittleness/dryness etc

So instead of just going ahead to freeze your fresh shredded cheese and then expecting it to remain the same after defrosting, look for other alternatives that don’t involve freezing.

Pro Tip:

If you must store already-shredded cheese in the freezer, put them inside an airtight container with some space left at top of bag/container before freezing. This will help reduce pressure buildup from ice crystals formation during storage


Freshly shredded cheese is delicious and adds more flavour to our dishes but storing them can be tricky because of their tendency to clump together or dry out fast. By using an airtight container, adding cornstarch or flour, and avoiding freezing cheese as much as possible – we are able to keep our freshly shredded cheeses fresh for longer periods which guarantees better taste/texture quality when used in cooking dishes. Remember these tips next time you want store your freshly shredded cheese!

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