You should ideally consume the cheese you buy within 2-3 days. If you do not go to the supermarket very often or want to have cheese in the house at all times, it’s best to buy branded, vacuum-packed yellow cheese or white cheese pre-packed in brine.

Cheese needs to be sealed in plastic wrap to protect it from drying up and from absorbing other smells in the fridge. The alternative is a dedicated cheese container; soft and hard cheese should be stored separately at all times. Every time you want to use some cheese, cut as much as you need and then wrap the remainder carefully and put it back in the fridge. Remember not to pack things too tightly in the refrigerator, leaving space among containers so that the cool air can flow unimpeded.

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