Can you freeze cheese?

A guide to freezing and thawing cheese.

Some cheeses are better suited for freezing than others. However, regardless of the cheese type, freezing always stops the ripening of the cheese. Freezing can therefore often significantly reduce the quality of the cheese. In general, foods should not be stored in the freezer for more than a year.

Freezing cheese
Only hard cheeses with high fat content (+25%) are suitable for freezing. Wrap the cheese in aluminium foil, plastic wrap or parchment and then place in a freezer bag or plastic container. Cheese can last in the freezer for no more than 3-4 months. We recommend freezing cheese in small portions, especially cheese with lower fat content, as freezing can cause it to crumble.

Here is a quick guide to which cheeses are suitable for freezing:

Thawing cheese
We recommend thawing cheese in the refrigerator.