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Never Refrigerate These 20 Foods

The Daily Meal Logo The Daily Meal | Slide 2 of 21: Unless you want to ruin your fancy cheese, keep it out of the fridge. We know this sounds counterintuitive - cheese is a dairy, after all, and we all know the dire need to refrigerate milk. But aged cheeses like Gouda, cheddar, or gruyere go through a curation process that takes a minimum of six months. After that period, the cheese no longer requires refrigeration and becomes firmer in texture. Refrigerating the cheese could harden it even more, ruining that sliceable feel you're looking for once you set it out with crackers.

Aged Cheese

Unless you want to ruin your fancy cheese, keep it out of the fridge. We know this sounds counterintuitive - cheese is a dairy, after all, and we all know the dire need to refrigerate milk. But aged cheeses like Gouda, cheddar, or gruyere go through a curation process that takes a minimum of six months. After that period, the cheese no longer requires refrigeration and becomes firmer in texture. Refrigerating the cheese could harden it even more, ruining that sliceable feel you're looking for once you set it out with crackers.

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