A year ago a friend of mine changed my life when I noticed how he was storing his cheese. I have always cut open the plastic packaging and then once I have sliced off the cheese I needed I would wrap the end in plastic wrap. For the longest time I looked for an alternative that was easy and would not result in crispy cheese ends.
Ideally cheese wouldn't come in plastic at all but unless you have a crap load of money to spend on cheese you are most likely stuck with non-recyclable plastic packaging. Here is how I eliminated the use of plastic wrap for our cheese storing needs:
Step 1: Cut off a chunk of cheese - cutting right through the plastic packaging.
Step 2: Remove the cheese from the end of the packaging without breaking the packaging
Step 3: Take the now empty end of the packaging and slide it over the part of the cheese that you are not using.
Step 4: Next time you want cheese you just slide the end off, follow step 1 again cutting through the packaging to take off the cheese you want and then replace the original end back onto the block of cheese. When the remaining cheese is smaller than the end is simply place the cheese into the original end and secure it with an elastic.
What unique ways have you found to stop using plastic wrap?
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