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Has anyone tried freeze drying shredded cheese at home? I've read some directions on various sites about freeze drying things in a home freezer, taking several weeks for the whole process. I wondered if it would work with shredded cheese. If I spread shredded cheese on a parchment lined cookie sheet and stuck it in the upright freezer for a couple of weeks, would I end up with a viable long-term storage product? I'm thinking of using it in some meals in a jar recipes that will be vacuum sealed with my FoodSaver system. Alternatively, I have a little Nesco dehydrator (or similar brand) dehydrator that I could dehydrate it on, but since I can't control the temp I'm afraid shredded cheese will just melt. Any thoughts or experience?
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It would take you less time to make a fresh farmhouse cheddar from nido that it would to freeze dry it at home.
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Just my opinion but I believe the best way to store cheese would be heavly coated in wax or parrafin and laid up in the root cellar
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You can freeze dry that way but there are drawbacks. First off is how small the batches would be. Almost not worth it.

Secondly, you have no way to measure residual moisture. Too much can lead to spoilage.
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Just my opinion but I believe the best way to store cheese would be heavly coated in wax or parrafin and laid up in the root cellar
Commercial cheeses are not made for that type of storage. In order to store in wax, the cheese needs to meet a particular acidity and moisture level. Otherwise it's a perfect breeding ground for nasties. I'm sure some of the cheeses do, but which ones? Perhaps if you have a good cheese store where you can get true artisinal cheeses made the traditional way.
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Guess I won't mess with it. Thanks for the comments.
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Commercial cheeses are not made for that type of storage.
Interesting. A neighbor of mine makes her own cheese and she seals them in wax.

So naturally I thought all cheese could be stored in wax.

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Interesting. A neighbor of mine makes her own cheese and she seals them in wax.

So naturally I thought all cheese could be stored in wax.

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I make my own cheese. Its fine for storing in wax, and will keep for years....But it IS home made cheese and not the quick and dirty you get in bricks at costco.
I have a cheddar that is almost 2 years old in wax, and a parm thats salt washed thats almost 5.

Dont store that waxed cheese unless you made it or bought it that way.
If you are going to start waxing home made cheese you need to start now. its takes months to get a good flavor from a waxed cheese.
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