Answer: Yes, you can freeze string cheese. Thawing it before eating is recommended for optimal taste and texture.
How Long Will String Cheese Last in the Freezer?
Freezing String Cheese will extend its shelf life by about 6 months. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be frozen entirely in order for this to happen–three-fourths of the way gets you just as much time before spoilage. So put two-thirds of the Cheese in a freezer bag, seal tightly, remove all excess air, and then place in another sealed freezer bag. That should do it! Frozen cheeses are not very tasty, but they’re handy when you need something last minute.
How to Freeze String Cheese
String cheese is a wonderful snack. It requires no prep work and can be consumed anywhere making it extremely convenient. However, its small size makes it difficult to share with multiple people or to put out on the table for guests without having one break off in your hand…until now.
After being made aware of this method by user “w0lfman” I have found that string cheese keeps very well when frozen. You may easily keep a bunch in the freezer ready to eat whenever you want them. Here are some pictures of me freezing my own string cheese so you know what to expect:
Your string cheese will come pre-packaged in it’s wax wrapper just like they were when you bought them (except single wrapped).
All you have to do is unwrap them and place them into a freezer-safe container or bag. I prefer using a quart sized freezer bag which contain multiple pieces of string cheese each. Larger bags may be used as well depending on how much string cheese you want to store at once.
Make sure they are dry before placing them in the freezer as water will cause the cheese to freeze together where it touches, creating a miserable mess. You can also rinse or quickly wash your cheese right after you buy it from the supermarket assuming it has been kept refrigerated until that point (do not freeze fresh from the deli). If rinsing, make sure they are completely dry before freezing as described. I recommend eating them within a week or two of being frozen to avoid freezer burn.
Freezing them this way makes it so your string cheese can last you several months instead of just a few weeks and still retain its delicious taste (unlike the time I foolishly froze some for 8 months). It also allows you to conveniently take what you want out at a moment’s notice and leave the rest in the freezer until next time. I hope you find this article helpful and enjoy your string cheese!
What to Do with Frozen String Cheese
Once you have your string cheese in the freezer, what are some tasty ways to eat it? I will tell you all about my favorite way to eat mine.
The first thing you need is an oven-safe dish (my favorite is a pyrex baking dish) and aluminum foil. Then put your string cheese on the dish, close up the top with aluminum foil, and pop that bad boy into the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt. Take out your hot delicious cheesy goodness, unwrap it from its foil prison, and enjoy!
One serving of string cheese should come out to about 80 calories worth which isn’t too bad considering how many servings one bag contains. You get 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates, and 20% RDA calcium. Pretty awesome for a snack!
Enjoy your string cheese friends!