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How One Home Cheesemaker Solved His Cheese Humidity Problem

How One Home Cheesemaker Solved His Cheese Humidity Problem

We love it when our cheese community shows off their favorite ways to use the Cheese Grotto, including aging cheese. Like dedicated DIY-er Fred Schenkelberg, who incorporated the Grotto into his aging setup to control cheese humidityWe caught up with Fred to learn more about how he built his cheese cave and the tools he uses to make his own delicious cheese.

What Is the Best Temperature for Aging Cheese?

What Is the Best Temperature for Aging Cheese?

Want to take your passion for cheese to the next level? Try aging cheese at home! With just a little know-how and a few pieces of equipment that can control temperature and humidity, it’s easy to ripen store-bought or homemade cheese in your own kitchen.

The Best Cheese Storage for Small Kitchens

The Best Cheese Storage for Small Kitchens

The best cheese storage container doesn’t have to be the biggest. Meet the Cheese Grotto Piatto, a home cheese cave that’s perfect for cheese eaters with small kitchens, now with beautifully designed reusable packaging. It’s compact, convenient, and the perfect gift for the cheese lover on your list.

Are Moisture and Humidity Bad for Cheese?

Are Moisture and Humidity Bad for Cheese?

What’s the right humidity level for cheese? Whether you’re building a cheese cave so you can age cheese at home or want your cheese to last longer and taste better, hitting the right humidity level is really important. Here’s how moisture can make or break the cheese in your refrigerator, plus tips to measure cheese humidity.

How to Use a Digital Hygrometer to Measure Cheese Humidity

How to Use a Digital Hygrometer to Measure Cheese Humidity

Want to take your cheese hobby to the next level? Consider picking up a digital hygrometer to measure cheese humidity. This small, affordable tool is a must for aging or storing cheese so that it tastes its best and lasts longer.

What's the Best Humidity Level for Cheese?

What's the Best Humidity Level for Cheese?

The way you store your cheese should make it last longer and taste great from the first bite to the final slice. But cheese humidity is just as important to deliciousness and shelf life as temperature.

I’m Making a Cheese Board. Which Types of Cheese Can I Cut and Store in Advance?

I’m Making a Cheese Board. Which Types of Cheese Can I Cut and Store in Advance?

We love making cheese boards because they’re an easy, no-cook meal that still feels special. All you need is the board, a few delicious cheeses and...

All About Cheese and Molds

All About Cheese and Molds

Has this ever happened to you? You bought an enticing hunk and had yourself a lovely cheese board with it. You stash it back in the fridge, time pa...

The Ultimate Guide to Cheese Storage

The Ultimate Guide to Cheese Storage

Paper, plastic, tupperware—what’s the best way to store cheese? Our guide to storing cheese has the answers. Learn when to keep cheese in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Extend the shelf life of cheddar, brie, gouda, gruyere, blue cheese, and other aged cheeses with these instructions on cheese storage.

Tools for Home Cheesemaking

Tools for Home Cheesemaking

Making cheese at home is easier than you think: All you need are some basic instructions, a few pieces of specialized equipment, the right ingredie...

What It's Like Inside a Cheese Cave

What It's Like Inside a Cheese Cave

A cheese cave is any space with high humidity and a cool temperature used for aging or preserving cheese. It can be an actual cave in the ground, a converted refrigerator, or a climate-controlled warehouse. You can make a cheese cave in your own kitchen with an in-home microclimate like the Cheese Grotto.

The Best Way to Store Dense, Hard Cheeses

The Best Way to Store Dense, Hard Cheeses

Hard, dense cheeses are a very broad cheese category.  They range from a dry, crystalline aged Pecorino or Parmigiano-Reggiano to an alpine styl...