- Keep cheese refrigerated.
- For best results after opening, wrap cheese first in wax or parchment paper and then cover with plastic wrap.
- If cheese develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes; if mold appears on Bel Paese cheese, discard the cheese entirely.
- To freeze: cut the cheese into portions no larger than 1/2 pound each, and wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place inside a heavy-duty freezer bag.
- Frozen cheese may become crumbly and lose some of its flavor; the thawed cheese will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
- Freezer time shown is for best quality only - foods kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
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