The cheese I smeared in lard and wrapped in brown paper had been hanging in the bathroom ever since and had started to smell fairly strong. I decided to get it down and have a look. It didn’t look too promising but once the lard had been scraped off, it looked better. The texture was quite firm and it tasted delicious – quite strong just like parmesan.
It seems like a good way to preserve it and one that I would repeat in the future. I sliced the cheese into thick slices and vacuum-packed it.