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Proper storage of bacon and cheese

How to store bacon and cheese. Correct storage of these goods not only lasts longer, but also preserves their taste and consistency. Read more about our tips for storing bacon and cheese so that it tastes just as delicious even after several days in the refrigerator as it did on the first day.

How do you store bacon?

If you have already read our blog post about the production of bacon, then you probably already know that bacon in and of itself is already durable. Thanks to curing and smoking, the bacon is preserved and protected from spoilage.

Still, the bacon has to in the refrigerator properly stored. So wrap unwrapped bacon into a clean, damp tea towel or cloth so that it retains its aroma and its delicate bite. Make sure that you do not keep the bacon next to other strongly smelling foods. Bacon absorbs foreign smells very quickly - and we want to avoid that, except when peeling and smoking.

You can have the bacon too place between two deep plates. Just like the tea towel, these should be opened again and again so that fresh air can come in. This is a good way to keep the bacon for a few weeks.

If the bacon is still vacuum-packed, it should either be stored in the refrigerator or in another cool place protected from light. The bacon can be stored there for several months without losing its quality.

Be sure to let the bacon breathe at room temperature for at least an hour before consuming it. This allows it to develop its full aroma and tastes fresh from the Zillertal Speckstube.

You can also freeze bacon for a good six months without any problems. However, it is possible that a white, mold-like coating will form. However, this is absolutely non-toxic. Simply brush the topping off or wash it off with a little salt water.

In the Zillertaler Speckstube you can buy our bacon open, i.e. wrapped in parchment paper, or vacuum-packed.

How do you store cheese?

Unlike bacon, cheese is a perishable food. You have to know that cheese is a natural product and continues to mature even after it has been bought. Correct storage is therefore crucial for the shelf life and taste.

Depending on the type, the cheese has a different shelf life - hard cheese, for example, has a longer shelf life than soft cheese. In the ZIllertaler Speckstube you will find our popular hard cheeses: Hochfügener Bergkäse and Emmentaler from Fügen. Two classics of the local cheese variety.

Hard cheese should be stored in a cool and dark place - ideally in the vegetable compartment of your refrigerator. Wrap the cheese in cheese paper or in cling film. Poke a few holes in the cling film so that he can breathe in it. Strong smelling cheese should also be kept in a box in the refrigerator to prevent the whole refrigerator from smelling of cheese.

Unlike bacon, cheese shouldn't be frozen. This can cause it to lose its aroma and change its consistency.

Take the cheese out of the refrigerator about half an hour or an hour before consumption to enjoy its full aroma. The best before date is printed on the packaging of every packaged cheese. Please note, however, that this always refers to the closed pack. Therefore, an opened cheese should be consumed as soon as possible.