I was at a party a few months ago where, at the end of the evening, the hostess began wrapping her leftover cheeses in cheese paper. I didn’t know anything about cheese paper, but I did know it looked cute, so I took a picture. The hostess said she got the cheese paper from her local cheese shop and that it helped keep the cheese fresher. (I wonder how many times I can use the word “cheese” in this post…we’re up to 7 already!)
I’ve done a tad bit of research. This short little NY Times article indicates that cheese paper does indeed help the cheese breathe better and, therefore, last longer. Click over to this website for a very scientific-looking diagram explaining how the paper works, as well as a video explaining how to wrap cheese in the paper.
Hey, if wrapping cheese in paper is good enough for the French, then it’s good enough for me! I just need to track some of this fancy, dancy paper down.