COMMUNITY

Dive in and explore what's happening in our community!

Say "No" to Mold!
Feb
15
2011

Did you know that Tillamook Cheese doesn’t contain mold inhibitors?

To keep your Tillamook Cheese tasting great and mold free, always store it in the fridge. To prolong the life of your loaf, follow these tips:

•    Keep your cheese in its original package.
•    Wash your hands before handling.
•    Avoid touching the cheese that you plan on putting back in the fridge.
•    When slicing your loaf, pull the wrapper back and cut off the desired amount of cheese.
•    Tightly fold the original wrapper back over the end.
•    Press foil or plastic wrap over the end of your cheese and place it in an airtight, sealed plastic bag.
•    Place your cheese in the coldest section of the fridge (less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sometimes even when you follow these tips cheese will still mold. I suggest cutting off about ¼ inch past the mold and enjoy the rest of the loaf of cheese.

2 comments

Betty

Hi, I have left my beautiful Tillamook cheese out on the counter for well over a week now cause I don't like cold cheese. I am so curious as to why there is no mold formed on it. This is the second time I have done this over the last year. Thanks for any info you can provide.

June 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 am

Callie

Tillamook Team

Hi Betty,

Thanks for the question! Our loafs of cheddar don’t contain mold inhibitors, and I’m not sure why it hasn’t started to mold. Mold often develops with increased exposure to air and bacteria, so it’s possible that if you’ve kept it wrapped up, it may not have started to mold. Since Tillamook Cheddar is a perishable dairy product, it does require constant refrigeration, and I wouldn’t recommend eating cheese that has been left out. To make sure the cheese is safe to eat, I definitely recommend keeping it in the fridge whenever you aren't using it!

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

June 6th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Add your comment