Care of Your Cheese and Bread July 24 2012

Cheese:

We suggest keeping your cheese in the fridge. Put in the salad drawer (particularly if you have some salad vegetables already in it to create a bit of humidity). When it comes to eating it, bring it out of the fridge a couple of hours early so that it can warm through. This is very important for the flavor as cold cheese will taste bland and inert. In some cases, storing in the fridge is the best option

 Wrapping: A piece of cheese wrapped in plastic film will become soggy and smelly. Left uncovered, it will dry out. We supply cheese in paper, which seems to achieve the best balance between these two extremes; keep your cheese wrapped in it. You will find it is also handier than cling film for rewrapping.

Bread:

Bread Life and Storage Tips Do:  • Store bread in a paper bag, a bread box or cold oven • Leave bread on the counter, cut side down • Store bread in the freezer—just be sure to wrap it tight!

Don't:  • Store bread in a plastic bag • Store bread in the refrigerator

(Both will make the bread and crust soggy!)

Defrosting and Refreshing Instructions:  Heat your oven to 325° F. Place the bread on a rack in the middle of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is crisp and the center is nicely warmed. Enjoy!