Storing cheese 2: lard

Lard-smeared cheese

I got some lard from the baker in the village and spread a layer over the cheese with a spatula. I coated some greaseproof paper with some more, and then carefully wrapped the cheese. I needed two coats as the width of the roll wasn’t big enough to fully cover the cheese. I then tied it up with sting and hung it in the bathroom from the top shelf.

Hanging cheese

Neighbour’s cheese

 

To get over the problem of the paper not being wide enough, the neighbour uses the inside of a paper flour sack from the bread shop. Here’s a picture of his which he tied with fine, plastic string.