Blue cheese will vary in color from white to creamy yellow. These variations are attributed to the seasonal changes in the milk. The veining will vary from light or dark blue to green. When first cut, it may show little veining, but after exposure to the air the veining will be enhanced.
To retain the moisture and preserve the texture of Maytag Blue Cheese, keep it in the original foil and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. The cheese may also be kept in the refrigerator in a covered container, such as our glass cheese preserver. Because our cheese is made from all-natural ingredients and contains no preservatives, it may develop a natural bloomy rind.
Maytag Blue Cheese can very successfully be stored in your freezer. It is best to leave as much of the original foil on the cheese as possible.
The piece of cheese to be frozen must be sealed in a moisture proof airtight plastic bag intended for storage of frozen foods. This helps retain the moisture and preserve the flavor, freshness, and the smooth texture of the cheese.
Maytag Blue can be frozen for up to one year. Remove from the freezer 24 to 48 hours before serving and thaw in the refrigerator. The secret to preserving the flavor and texture of the cheese is to be sure it is perfectly sealed before freezing and throughout the thawing time.