We adore cheese, every kind of cheese; vintage cheddar, brie, cambozola, edam, you name it! What we don't love is when we open a tasty block of our favourite cheese to find that mold has started to grow or that it has become hard at the edges! So, we discovered the perfect way to keep cheese fresh for longer with Millbee's Beeswax Food Wraps. Here are the steps!
1. TOSS THE PLASTIC
When you get home from shopping, remove the cheese from its' plastic wrap. Plastic is not breathable and it actually creates the perfect environment for mold to grow as moisture builds up in the plastic and on the cheese, accelerating mold growth. Have you ever noticed a block of cheese feel damp or wet as if there is condensation on it? That's the moisture from the plastic!
Plastic can also transfer a plasticky flavour to your cheese so you may want to scrape the sharp edge of a knife along the outer surface.
2. BEESWAX WRAP TO THE RESCUE
Next, rewrap your block of cheese in a Beeswax Wrap and make sure to seal it closed around all edges with the warmth of your hands. Beeswax is breathable so moisture won't build up and the cheese will last much longer. Beeswax is also naturally antibacterial like honey and helps to prevent the growth of mold. It also prevents the cheese from going hard on the edges.
Millbee's Wraps also contain organic Jojoba Oil which is antimicrobial and adds another layer of protection against mold growth.
3. STORE IN COOL COMPARTMENT OF FRIDGE
Pop your cheese in the vegetable drawer of your fridge where the temperature is more consistent but not too cold. And enjoy your cheese for days!
I decided that I needed to take care of myself, and in taking care of myself, my home was going to be an extension of that.
If you have wondered about how you can do more at home to help the environment, then read my story about how I discovered a deep respect for nature and how I embraced living more sustainably at home.
My name is Dee and I'm from county Mayo. I'm here to tell you about my Millbee journey and experience.
In 2019, I had a pretty bad mental breakdown. I spent a lot of my months, sitting outside on the patio in nature. Trying to recoup, regenerate, re-energise and trying to get things into perspective for myself.
NATURE HELPED ME TO HEAL
For a lot of that time, the only company I had was nature. I watched the birds come in and out into the feeders in early Spring and on into Summer. There was a hive of bees and wasps coming and going and I used to take such pleasure in watching them bounce from flower to flower. It made me really want to invest back into nature. While I was going through that really difficult time, nature was there to pick me up, keep me company and it soothed me many days.
MY DECISION TO GIVE BACK TO NATURE & LIVE SUSTAINABLY
I decided to make new choices to rebuild my life. Change can't happen unless I make change happen. I decided that I needed to take care of myself, and in taking care of myself, my home was going to be an extension of that. Further out from that, taking care of the environment. I choose doing more for the environment as part of my self care regime. I learned so much from it that I wanted to give back, and I wanted to protect what was there.
REDUCING SINGLE USE PLASTIC WITH MILLBEE
So, in the Autumn/Winter of 2019, I made my first purchase with Millbee with the hope to reduce single use plastics at home. And I'd say after a couple of months, I wasn't picking up the cling wrap as much as I usually would be. I started with the lunch pack and getting the kids off to school with their lunches wrapped up in Millbee's Beeswax Wraps. It did wonders for me also because I felt like I was doing something good for them. Teaching them to take care of things and showing them that it's little steps we do that's going to make a difference.
WHY I CHOOSE MILLBEE
I choose Millbee as part of my journey going forward because I like their sustainable ethos. And I love working with nature and bees.
Sustainable Alternative to Plastic Wrap
I like reusable products you use in the home that are more eco-friendly. It leaves less of a footprint. Millbee Beeswax Wraps are so easy to wash and reuse and my large bread wrap is still on the go after 1 year. I never buy plastic wrap anymore and I'm so happy that these small changes really do make a difference to our environment.
I can just pop Millbee's wraps into our compost at home when I'm done with them as they are biodegradable and compostable.
Multi- Size Wraps
I use all the wrap sizes - the bread wrap and the variety wrap sizes. I have a couple of the lunch wraps and they go on pretty much everything. My sourdough starter is now under one, and it's the happiest it's ever been!
TEACHING FUTURE GENERATIONS TO CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
What I was doing in my home gave me a boost. I was implementing some good habits with my children. I was giving them some good knowledge on how to take care of things, themselves and the earth combined, and all of nature. I felt like I was giving something back. So that's my journey with Millbee! That's why I've incorporated this so much into my life and I really don't see it ending there!
I was delighted then when Millbee reached out to me last month to see if I would like to become their first brand ambassador which I gladly accepted! I hope you get to try some of their wraps and start to make some small changes in your home that make a difference to Nature & the environment.
Reusable Beeswax food wraps are an amazing sustainable way for wrapping food and leftovers. 100% natural, they are a super choice instead of single use plastic. Here are our top 3 reasons to love them!
1. Keeps Food Fresher for Longer
Beeswax is naturally antibacterial to help prevent mould. Millbee's Beeswax Wraps also contain Jojoba Oil which is also antimicrobial and anti-fungal. Beeswax Wraps are also breathable, unlike plastic, which allows your food to stay fresher for longer. You can enjoy fresh bread for up to 5 days and fresh cut Avocados for up to 4 days!
Beeswax wraps are easy to wash & reuse. Simply wash with cold water and mild detergent such as Lilly's Eco Clean and leave to drip dry. Proper care will allow them to last up to 1 year.
3. Sustainable & Compostable
Millbee Beeswax Wraps are a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic cling film. Switching from plastic to Beeswax Wraps is a super way to reduce household waste while helping the planet.
Beeswax Wraps are also compostable and can go into your compost bin to naturally break down!