Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

How to Store & Serve Different Styles of Sheep Milk Cheese

How to Store & Serve Different Styles of Sheep Milk Cheese

Ever wondered how to best store and serve different sheep milk cheese styles? Sheep milk cheeses are exceptionally fatty and delicious.  From soft and spreadable to dense and salty, sheep milk cheese has its own characteristics, textures, and flavor profiles. This post will outline the composition of sheep milk cheese and how to best enjoy it.

How to Store & Ripen Camembert Cheese

How to Store & Ripen Camembert Cheese

Ever wondered how to best store & ripen Camembert at home?  Here is a step-by-step guide outlining the stages and ages of a Camembert-style cheese when stored in our Cheese Grotto.  After you read this, you'll understand when you want to cut into your wheel of bloomy-rind cheese.

[Video] Cheese Grotto Care: A Ritual and a Guide

[Video] Cheese Grotto Care: A Ritual and a Guide

  We live in the age of convenience.  So much so, that often the daily rituals we enjoy so thoroughly get thrown to the wayside.  I invite people ...

How to Store & Ripen Fresh Crottin Cheese

How to Store & Ripen Fresh Crottin Cheese

Learn the history and cheesemaking practices for fresh crottin. This blog post highlights how storing fresh crottin properly is important for rind development of the cheese. Crottin can be enjoyed as a soft and spreadable cheese or as a dense and crumbly cheese, depending on the age of the cheese. Learn how to store...

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

If you have the proper cheese storage, you can store your cheese at room temperature for up to 10 days.  Before refrigeration in Europe + the Middle East, specialty cheese was produced to preserve and extend the shelf-life of milk and cream.  French cheese safes were used in France, but now we have the Cheese Grotto!

Video: How to ripen Robiola and Bloomy Rind Cheeses to perfection

Video: How to ripen Robiola and Bloomy Rind Cheeses to perfection

If when you purchase a wheel of Robiola cheese or Camembert cheese it is still too firm and not yet gooey and soft the way you like it, you can age and ripen the whole wheel of bloomy rind cheese so that it continue to soften and become spreadable.  This video blog post explains how to do this using our Cheese Grotto.

How to Store & Serve Cheese, Pt. 4

How to Store & Serve Cheese, Pt. 4

How to store cheese at room temperature between 41 and 69 degrees Fahrenheit. The rate of fermentation and ripening of a cheese is directly related to the temperature in which the cheese is stored.

How to Store & Serve High Moisture and Low Moisture Cheeses , Pt. 3

How to Store & Serve High Moisture and Low Moisture Cheeses , Pt. 3

The water content of a cheese directly impacts the storage method, and the duration of a cheese's life. In this post, I have separated cheeses into two categories below, as a simple guide: Higher Moisture and Lower Moisture. These two cheese categories have different requirements and shelf-life.

How to Store & Serve Soft Goat Cheese & Washed Rind Cheese

How to Store & Serve Soft Goat Cheese & Washed Rind Cheese

An in-depth guide on how to best store and serve soft goat cheese and washed rind cheese styles.  Our Cheese Grotto storage pieces allow you to keep cheese fresher for longer, but this cheese storage information is useful for your tupperware or cheese paper solutions, too.

How to Store Different Styles of Cheese, Pt. 1

How to Store Different Styles of Cheese, Pt. 1

Naturally-made cheese is a complex food.  As a cheese ripens, it develops different flavors, aromas, and textures dependent upon the storage conditions. This blog post highlights how to store camembert, bloomy rinds, washed rinds, hard cheeses, alpine cheeses, cheddars, and blue cheeses.