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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why You Need Cheese Paper In Your Life

Years ago I wrote about cheese paper here on the blog. Back then I didn’t know much about the stuff and it wasn’t very easy to buy. Luckily for all of us cheese paper is more accessible these days (thank you, Internet) and I actually use it myself now, so I feel like an updated post is in order!

why cheese paper and storage bags are the best way to store cheese from @janemaynard

I was first introduced to cheese paper at the Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco. Their cheese paper has the adorable cowgirl logo printed on it (see picture here) and, I’ll be honest, that was the biggest appeal of the paper to me at the time – what a pretty way to store your cheese! As pretty as the paper is, it is actually very functional, too!

why cheese paper and storage bags are the best way to store cheese from @janemaynard

Cheese paper allows cheese to breathe while also keeping it wrapped properly, so it will last much longer and taste better. Click here to see the details about how cheese paper is constructed and how it works. Formaticum is the primary brand that makes cheese paper and it’s the kind I use. You can buy Formaticum cheese bags or a set with cheese bags and cheese paper on Amazon, but you can also buy all of their products directly on their website. I love both the bags and the paper. I have no affiliation with Formaticum – I just love their fancy, French cheese paper!

why cheese paper is AWESOME and the best way to store cheese from @janemaynard

why cheese paper and storage bags are the best way to store cheese from @janemaynard

So, hop to it! Give your cheese a happy, super cute home!


  1. This is really interesting, Jane. I had no idea there was such a thing as cheese paper!

    • whenever I pull it out at my house in front of guests, no one else has heard of it either. it’s such cool stuff…so I need to be a cheese paper missionary! 😉

  2. You make me want cheese paper! 🙂

  3. i’ve never heard of cheese paper!! I love the look of it too.

  4. 4

    i’ve never heard of this, but always wished something like existed! gonna go get me some of this cheese paper!

  5. I have never heard of cheese paper! Is it kind of like parchment paper?

    • not really. it’s got a bit of a different texture and has a lining on the inside, which is what helps keep the cheese fresh but also allows it to breath. it’s super cool!

  6. 6

    I was just about to start asking if there was any tricks to storing cheese besides the bags from the deli. I will have to check this out!

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    Nikki CB

    Cool! I’ve never really thought about trying this until now.

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