If I had more display space, I'd be a true collector of antique/vintage cheese keepers!
As it is, I only have this one, and yes, it's really huge!
I'm using it here to familiarize you with an item I really love and make good use of,
Harrods CHEESE PAPER.
Let's face it, if you've ever shopped at Harrods you know there's a lot of very
posh stuff, much of which is way out of my price range, and won't fit in a suitcase
easily anyway. You can hear Bob's sigh of relief I'm sure!
However, in the fabulous Food Hall, there can be found little kitchen treasures
which will tuck in easily and don't break the bank.
I found this when visiting Harrods in London last year and immediately
grabbed a couple of packs. It comes ten sheets to a pack for £4.95
(about 60 cents/50p per sheet) and does a fabulous job keeping cheese fresh.
As we're often told, cheese doesn't keep well in plastic wrap, whereas this
heavy paper with what appears to be a shiny waxed inside, keeps cut cheese
blocks or wedges in perfect condition for several weeks. Especially useful if you
buy at places such as Costco where the portions are huge and last quite a while
(even for cheese-aholics like me!), such as this really good
Spanish Manchego I buy there, along with Cheddar and Asiago.
I'm on my last pack of paper now and definitely want more.
I won't be shopping in the city of London again any time soon, however
I will have a layover at Heathrow on the return from Kenya so I'll be checking
out the small Harrods airport shop, if I can reach it, in hopes they sell it there!
Do you love cheese. . . . . and a great bread to go with it?
Any other tips on storing cheese - or eating it - always welcomed!