Well, I know. I said I was going to take a break from my blogs, but I had so much written and inside my head, that I planned on writing here today, that I have to at least add this.
I got this tip from http://www.vocalpoint.com/ a few months ago, and I have been doing it ever since!
To keep deli cheese fresh, add a sugarcube in the bag of cheese!
Sounds a little strange, huh? I admit, I was kind of thrown off at first, thinking that the sugar would change the taste of the cheese. Well, it didn't. Matter of fact, it worked very well! We love, love, love cheese here, and there is nothing that gets me more aggravated, then bringing groceries home one day, and having some spoil, or start to spoil within a couple days.
I do return things that are pricey, or that are absolutely out of date or just plain wrong. This does not happen often, I am a maniac when it comes to checking sell by and use by dates. I am actually pretty annoying with it. I'm that lady that will "gently" squeeze the bread and rolls, and dig and dig for the real fresh stuff all the way in the back! I always will nicely stack the loaves of bread for the next person though, lol.
We also live a bit far from the stores I frequent, I guess any store for that matter. So, sometimes, returning an item that is still in date, but spoiled, would cost more to return then to just rebuy the product at a closer store.
I am also quite picky with delis, and there is usually just one store, Boyers Markets, (I love them! I am very lucky to be near one, the sales are amazong!), that I will order meat and deli items from. I also love a few local butcher shops! Anyway, even though Boyers has a super deli, there are times it seems that the cheese doesn't stay as fresh as long. I've been through this so many times with every other store, and I started to notice, the reason it ever happens at Boyers, is due to the deli sale case!
When Clearfield american cheese is on sale, (our familys very favorite!), the stores will have the display case with already presliced meats and cheeses. I often opt for fresh meat and cheese, rather then presliced. But the times I did not specify, is when I had that wierd white mold start around the edges of the cheese. Yes, I can and do cut it off, I mean it's cheese! But, ever since I have been placing a sugarcube inside the deli bag immediately after coming home, I have not had this problem!
This works wonders! I am always fascinated when something so simple and small, can fix such a problem. I like to try and figure out, where did this idea come from? Was it an accident? Why does it work? I do not know, lol, but you have got to try it! All you need is one regular sugar cube! Thank goodness for this tip!