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SWISS CHEESE - SLICED AT GROCERY DELI COUNTER

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3-4 weeks
Freezer
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3 months

Tips

  • How long does sliced Swiss deli cheese last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing from the deli, keep sliced Swiss deli cheese refrigerated at all times.
  • How long does sliced Swiss deli cheese last after being frozen and thawed? Sliced Swiss deli cheese that has been defrosted can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; for best results, thaw cheese in the refrigerator.
  • Unopened sliced Swiss deli cheese may be kept in its original store deli packaging when refrigerating; to maximize the shelf life of the cheese, do not open the package until ready to use.
  • To further extend the shelf life of sliced Swiss deli cheese, freeze; when freezing, place the cheese in the freezer before the number of days shown for refrigerator storage has elapsed.
  • You can maximize the shelf life of sliced Swiss deli cheese in the freezer by wrapping the sliced cheese tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap or place in heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does sliced Swiss deli cheese last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - Swiss deli cheese that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does sliced Swiss deli cheese last after being frozen and thawed? Sliced Swiss deli cheese that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator before using; sliced Swiss deli cheese that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • Frozen cheese may become crumbly and lose some of its flavor; the thawed slice Swiss deli cheese will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
  • How can you tell if sliced Swiss deli cheese is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cheese: if cheese develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded; if mold appears, discard all of the sliced Swiss deli cheese.

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