I stuck a package of this Cheese Paper into hubby's stocking for Christmas.
The packet contains 12 sheets of 2-ply paper and 24 adhesive backed labels.
The labels have a removable adhesive that allows them to be removed and then reseal. Unlike a non-porous material, cheese paper allows the cheese to breathe. It prevents trapping moisture which allows the growth of mold and also prevents the cheese from developing an ammonia flavor.
I used the paper with a piece of Maytag blue. I did not use the cheese for over a week and when I opened the paper, the cheese was as fresh as the day I wrapped it. I am very pleased and will continue to use cheese paper for all of my good cheeses.
With the price of a good Parmigiano Reggiano at $26/lb, storing cheese for freshness is not only a good idea but necessary.
I purchased my package of Cheese Paper from Sur la Table.