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    Can you freeze goat cheese?

    Kind of a dumb question, but can you freeze goat cheese. I love it and like to use it for so many different things, but it is so pricey. So I thought maybe I would buy the larger logs from Costco, but how to store it? I am at a loss and don't want to waste a big log by ruining it in my freezer. TIA

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    I do.
    I cut it in 1-ounce pieces, wrap each individually in a bit of plastic wrap, then package them all in a freezer bag. It takes about 20 minutes, at room temperature, to thaw each piece.

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    How's the texture when you do that? Does it come out all grainy & weepy like cream cheese?

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    I usually thaw it then use it for cooking, but no, it isn't weepy. As for grainy, maybe since I cook it after thawing I don't notice, but it does seem to crumble a bit easier after freezing.

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    .Vicci, I do the same thing you do. One of my favorite treats in the warmer weather is a burger cooked on the grill, on a homemade bun that's been toasted on the grill, with sliced tomato and goat cheese. I sometimes found that I wasn't using the goat cheese quickly enough so I did an experiment with freezing some and it turned out very well. Now I can always have goat cheese on my burgers . Oh for some warmer weather...

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    Oh thanks Elaine!!! It's freezing and snowy out, the last thing I want to do is go into my cold kitchen to make dinner, and now I'm craving goat-cheese-stuffed grilled (turkey) burgers!
    My mouth is watering... and the pasta which I'm now boiling water for just ain't gonna make it.

    stay warm!

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    I've also had good luck. If I'm freezing the whole log, I keep it in original packaging, wrap it in foil and then freezer bag. I thaw in fridge and haven't noticed any difference.

    I'll have to try freezing smaller pieces!

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