QUESTION: Every time I buy cheese I have to throw most of it away. It turns green before I can use all of it. I have tried many handy hints but nothing works. I would greatly appreciate it if someone would tell me how to keep my cheese from turning green! — Single Woman, Imperial
Eat it faster. That's our remedy for preserving most things.
Lois Macias, who works in our circulation department, suggested freezing it.
She says she always keeps a batch of shredded cheddar in her freezer just in case she needs to whip up a batch of lasagna on short notice.
A man in circulation who didn't want to be identified said his mother stored chunks of Monterey Jack cheese after she got a good buy at the market.
"It turned out fine. Freezing it didn't affect the texture at all," he said.
If you're going to keep the cheese for just a few days, remove it from the store wrap and put it in a zipper bag, several people told us.