Tired of paying $35+/pound for cheese that you have to throw away because it molded too fast?
Tired of being met with a stinky cheese odor when you open your fridge?
Forgetting what cheese you have in the fridge as you threw away the label when you re-wrapped it?
These are some of the many reasons why we invented the Cheese Vault.
The Cheese Vault is a simple and reusable way to store your artisan cheese. Cheese experts agree that the worst possible way to store your cheese is the way we all do it – by wrapping it in plastic wrap. Cheese needs to “breathe” and eliminate excess moisture to maintain its flavor and delay molding just like in a cheese cave. Until now, the only recommended solution for proper cheese storage was to use disposable wrappers or bags.
Features and Benefits
Made of food-grade silicone that imparts no flavors (size 6x4x3.5”)
Base is designed to wick away excess moisture thereby delaying mold
Top is designed so any moisture that might collect on the interior lid is directed away from the cheese
The divider can be used to separate two smaller pieces of cheese, keeping each piece fresh and tasty without mingling flavors (one included in each vault)
The two ends are polished so the name and date can be written with a ballpoint pen for easy identification then erased and reused.
Smells from the fridge do not impact the cheese inside, nor do the cheese aromas take over the fridge
Recommended for firmer cheeses
- Dishwasher Safe - remove any writing BEFORE exposing to the heat of dishwashing otherwise it will be permanently baked on.
How to use (It couldn't be simpler)
Put cheese inside unwrapped
Identify the name of the cheese and date stored on either of the shorter ends with a medium size ballpoint pen
Put the lid on top and store in the refrigerator
"The Cheese Vault is the ultimate home storage unit - I store my cheese in it instead of using plastic wrap" " Lynn Giacomini Stray, Owner, Point Reyes Farmstead, Point Reyes, CA
"Treasure Chest - Your leftover Manchego deserves a happier fate than turning moldy in plastic wrap" Oprah Magazine, December 2016
"Best Gear 2019. Plastic wrap is out - cheese vaults are in. Silicone walls wick moisture away from cheese and a polished exterior allows for easy labeling with a pen" Culture Magazine (the word on cheese), December 2019
After 40 days—let me say that again: 40 days!—the cheese still had zero signs of mold. It’s a greener way to keep cheese...For serious cheese connoisseurs, this product is a must! Right now, mine is chock full. Lisa Kaminski, Taste of Home, January 2020
"4 products you need to keep your cheese fresh. Caves provide the ideal conditions for most cheeses: They’re dark, cool, and maintain their humidity levels, which is why they’ve been used to age cheese since time immemorial. This matchbox-sized cheese vault performs quite a similar feat, without the bats or ghost miners, plus it can fit on a fridge door shelf. Silicone walls wick moisture away from cheese while giving it room to breathe, and a handy adjustable divider wall can separate two cheeses that might not play too nicely together. Use a cheese vault for more sensitive cheeses, like your double creams and smooth Alpine styles" Culture Magazine (the word on cheese), June 2021
"Why it's a great gift: For your most lactose tolerant friends, this handy cheese storage container will ensure they're preserving their favorites like a pro..." Thrillist.com, November 2021
The Cheese Vault is dishwasher safe however please remove any writing before placing in the dishwasher. If you put the Vault in the dishwasher with writing on it the heat from the dishwasher will permanently brand the side of the Vault by baking the ink into the sides.
Having said that it is dishwasher safe, we prefer to scrub out the little cheese crumbs with a sturdy scrubbing brush (or use a chopstick to remove stubborn crumbs) then use the side of a scrubbing sponge and soapy water to remove any writing on the side. We then allow it to air dry upside down.