Most people are used to buying their cheese from the refrigerated section of the supermarket, but those you want a more personalized and educational experience should check out their local cheesemonger. A cheesemonger is someone who sells dairy products, but really is a cheese connoisseur and is very knowledgeable about the origins, pairings, and more. If you want to step up your cheese game and make it last longer, visit your local cheesemonger.
What someone at a grocery store can’t tell you about that new cheese you want to try is how it actually tastes. When you go to a cheesemonger, you can find out what other cheeses are close to it in taste and texture, so you can make an informed decision before you by.
Cheesemongers are trained to wrap and store cheese the way it’s supposed to in order for it to have the longest shelf life. With the cheese you buy at the store, it’s likely that you won’t know how to store it and it’ll go bad quicker.
Pro Tip: If you already have cheese from the store and want to store it correctly, here’s what you should do. Take the cheese out of the plastic and wrap it in cheese, wax, or parchment paper. Label it with the date it was bought, and put it into a releasable plastic bag.