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What Do You Know About Cheese And Butter?

What Do You Know About Cheese And Butter?

Most cheese is eaten uncooked in salads and sandwiches, or as part of a buffet. All cheese is best served at room temperature.

Storing Soft Cheese

Freezing cheese Freeze cheese only if it contains more than 45 percent fat, since cheese with a lower fat content will separate.

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Wrapping in grape leaves

Wrap pieces of soft cheese such as brie in blanched, fresh grape leaves, or in brine-packed leaves that have been rinsed. This will keep the cheese fresh for 3-4 days if stored in the refrigerator.

Keeping Feta Cheese

Preserving in oil

Store cubes of feta cheese in a jar. Add sprigs of herbs, garlic cloves, or chilies for flavor. Fill the jar with good-quality olive oil and refrigerate. Use the oil for salad dressings.

Traditional Tip

Keeping cheese moist To keep hard cheeses such as mature cheddar or Parmesan moist during storage, wrap in a clean piece of muslin or cotton cloth that has been dampened with beer. Place in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Butter

utter is a natural product that is made from cream. It can be salted or unsalted and is a valuable fat for use in baking, since it adds body and richness. Butter can be used for light sauteeing or, if mixed with herbs or other ingredients, as a flavoring.

Keeping Feta Cheese

Storing Butter

  • Keeping odors out Always wrap butter well or store it in a closed container, since it easily picks up tastes from strongly flavored foods.
  • Storing at low temperature Keep unsalted butter in the freezer for up to six months. Freeze salted butter for only three months, since changes in flavor can occur at very low temperatures.
  • Clarifying butter To store butter for several weeks, heat İt gently until frothing but not browned. Strain through cheesecloth to remove salt and moisture, then refrigerate.

Preparing & Storing Herb-Flavored Butter

Blending with herbs

Make flavored butter by stirring chopped fresh herbs or garlic into softened butter. Use a fork to work the herbs in thoroughly. Serve with grilled meats and fish.

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Cutting out shapes

To make shaped butter pats, roll out the butter on a sheet of waxed paper. Use a small cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Store in a container in the refrigerator.

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