How to store Parmigiano-Reggiano
Owing to its texture and low water content, Parmigiano-Reggiano is one of the best cheeses for lengthy preservation. Its ability to last over time has been a key factor contributing to its fame and popularity since ancient times.
How to store vacuum-packed Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cut cheese wedges may be displayed in a retail environment at ambient temperature for short periods of time. Consumers should refrigerate after purchase to maintain best flavour profile and longest life.
Vacuum-packed Parmigiano-Reggiano must be stored in the refrigerator between 4 and 8°C.
It is important to make sure that the pack is sealed and no air can enter.
How to store non vacuum-packed Parmigiano-Reggiano (or after opening the vacuum pack)
After purchasing a piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano freshly cut cheese or after opening the vacuum pack, the cheese must be stored at home in the refrigerator at a temperature between 4 and 8 Cº.
Parmigiano-Reggiano maintains its organoleptic characteristics
- if it is stored at the right humidity level (in ventilated refrigerators, cheese tends to dry)
- if it is stored separately from other food (the fatty part of cheese tends to absorb other smells present in the fridge)
For example, it should be kept in appropriate glass or plastic containers. Another very practical solution is wrapping it in food-grade plastic film.In this way, Parmigiano-Reggiano can be stored for a limited period of time, whilst checking its preservation conditions. Cheese should never be frozen: however, it is possible to freeze grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.