Store cool and dark – so cheese is stored optimally in a cool, dark place with low humidity.

At home, the refrigerator is best suited for this, especially the vegetable compartment. There, the cheese is protected from temperature fluctuations and preserves its aroma.
Never pack cheese completely airtight – with the exception of cream cheese, every cheese has to breathe. Cheese should therefore not be packed completely airtight. Cheese paper is ideally suited for storage without plastic, as is usually used at the cheese counter: it has a transparent film on the inside that prevents direct contact with oxygen and an air-permeable layer of paper outside that still allows the cheese to breathe.

If you don’t have cheese paper at hand, perforated plastic wrap or air-permeable Tupperware is also suitable.