We feel that the best way to keep cheeses in good condition in a modern home is to store them in the fridge, tightly wrapped in cling film or in a sealed plastic box. This protects the cheese from the dry environment of the fridge – while keeping it cool. Change the cling film every few days for hard and blue cheeses, and please try to keep your blue or particularly pungent cheeses in separate containers as otherwise their flavours can mingle.
If you are lucky enough to have a cool larder or cellar, then your cheese will be very happy wrapped either in waxed paper or in slightly moist muslin. Regularly changing the wrapping will prevent the cheese from drying out.
Do not worry if your cheese develops a bloom on a cut surface, there is no need to throw the cheese away, nor to hack off huge tranches of it. Just draw a sharp knife across the surface to remove the bloom.
The cheeses you receive from us are wonderful living products, and will respond differently to different environments. The best advice we can give is to keep an eye on your cheese, use your own judgement, and find the best way to store cheese for you and your home.