Can You Freeze Parmesan Cheese?
Parmesan cheese is a common ingredient in many dishes. It can be used as an appetizer, main dish or even dessert! This popular dairy product has been around for centuries and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The question that remains though is whether you can freeze parmesan cheese, and if so how best to do so. We’ll answer these questions here today.
Can you freeze parmesan cheese?
Yes, it can be frozen in handy little cubes to create a shelf-stable ingredient. It will not become crumbly or dry when thawed and is less likely to develop ice crystals than other cheeses such as cheddar. The best way to do this is by using an airtight container with parchment paper inside that allows for the easy release of individual portions. Place one ounce pieces on top of each piece of parchment before freezing so they won’t stick together once frozen (it’s important any scraps are wrapped up separately).
These can be stored within freezer bags if desired but should then be transferred into containers after being removed from the bag since plastic has been shown to affect flavor over time.