Kitchen Tip: Freezing Cheese for Easier Grating

Posted on September 19, 2014
Hi Everyone! I have a quick and easy kitchen tip to share with you today, that’s all about cheese! Maybe you already do this, but if you don’t, you should definitely give this a try because it will make your life so much easier! If you are hand-grating a block of cheese or any kind of soft cheese, place it in your freezer for about 15 – 20 minutes (time depends on how soft the cheese is), or until it feels firm; this will make it much easier to grate!
Happy Cooking, Everyone!
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  • Reply Jennifer Mac Donald September 20, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Would you ever consider freezing either cheese or a cheese product for longer periods of time? Jennifer

    • Reply Maria September 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Hi Jennifer! I know that people do freeze cheese for longer periods of time, I only ever put it in the freezer before grating it, I love this little trick. It works well for slicing mozzarella too, sometimes it’s hard to slice it thinly, but if you put it in the freezer for a little while, it firms up which makes it easier to slice! Hope you have a good weekend, thanks for stopping by today 🙂

  • Reply Cathy McInnes September 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    What a great tip, I never even knew that you could do that! Going to give it a try! 🙂

    • Reply Maria September 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

      It makes life so much easier! It works great for grating cheese, but also if you need to slice a soft cheese like Mozzarella… just pop it in the freezer for a little while and it’s so much easier to slice or grate! Hope you have a good weekend, Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply Karen Goodman September 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Great tip. Never occurred to me to do this.

    • Reply Maria September 23, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Thanks, Karen! I’ve been doing this for a while and it makes cheese grating so much easier! Hope it helps you out too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Michelle Nahom September 26, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Never thought to do this, but it makes sense!

    • Reply Maria September 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      It makes cheese grating so much easier! I love this little trick! Works great if you want to thinly slice soft cheese (like Mozzarella) too! 🙂

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