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is it safe to refreeze mozzarella cheese

Hi Phyllis,

Yes, it is safe to refreeze mozzarella cheese.  

If the mozzarella is a block-type cheese you can freeze it up to 6 months with little change in quality. You may notice that it is mealier and crumbles more easily but this is not a problem when used on pizza's or in lasagna, but may be more noticable if sliced after freezing.

Be sure to thaw the cheese in your fridge overnight before using.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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I am a former Extension educator, nutrition, wellness and food safety, having retired August 1, 2010. I am a food safety instructor for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a ServSafe Instructor/Proctor and have my own company, Safe & Savory Solutions, Inc -

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