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  • Writer's pictureDiana Reed

8 Cheeses That Can Be Frozen for Later

Can you Freeze Cheese Successfully?

Every cheese lover knows that cheese is best enjoyed fresh, but sometimes you can’t help but stock up. And then it’s a race against time to eat it all before it goes bad.

But what do you do if you can’t finish that big chunk of Swiss before it spoils?

Or if you have way too much Cheddar for your weekly cooking needs?

You Freeze it ! ( Well - Some Cheeses! )

Some Cheeses can be Frozen and still taste Delicious ! Let’s take a look at different types of cheese that can be frozen and how to do it.


How do I know which Cheeses Are Suitable

to Be Frozen for Later Use?

Water Content - It Makes a Difference.

The higher the water content in the cheese, the less likely it is to freeze well.

That is because water turns into small ice crystals that damage the structure of the product, and when you thaw it, the cheese will often be crumbly and not as flavorful.

So this helps you to recognize that HARD Cheeses and SEMI-HARD Cheeses like Cheddar, Swiss, and Edam do freeze well.

That's not to say that some softer cheeses like Goat Chevre and Cream Cheeses cant be frozen, but they will need extra care in packaging preparation for the freezer.

Now -- Really SOFT (wet) Cheeses like Brie

do not freeze well because they contain too much water.


8 Types of Cheese That Can Be Frozen

1. Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar is a hard, aged cheese with a sharp, tangy flavor. It freezes well, and you can store it in the freezer for up to three months without it losing any of its flavor or texture.

This includes Cheddar Cheese Specialty Bricks like

  • Habanero Jalapeno Cheddar

  • Bacon Cheddar

  • Pepperoni Cheddar

  • Blueberry White Cheddar


2. Pecorino Romano Cheese Another delicious hard cheese and a staple in most Italian dishes, Pecorino Romano, is

also one of the most freezer-friendly cheeses. It stays perfect in the freezer for up to six months. Pecorino Romano has a bold, pungent flavor and is a cheese to be eaten, not just grated.

This includes Grating Cheese Specialty Bricks like:

  • Asiago

  • Parmesean


3. Provolone

An excellent choice for making sandwiches, Italian provolone is a semi-hard cheese. It can stay in the freezer for up to four months and still be in the best condition.

This includes Stretch Cheese Specialty Bricks like:

  • Mozzarella


4. Gouda

This slightly sweet but nutty Dutch cheese is one of the most freezer-friendly ones. It has a semi-solid texture, so it can last for up to six months in the freezer.

This includes Semi-Solid Cheese Specialty Bricks like:

  • Gouda Smoked

  • Havarti


5. Mozzarella On average, mozzarella lasts for three to six months in the freezer. It all depends on the