Cryovac and Tiromat Packaging with 12 month shelf life Cryovac and Tiromat Packaging with 12 month shelf life

How long does shelf stable cheese last?

Twelve months; provided the cheese remains hermetically sealed and stored below 72 degrees F. Shelf stable cheese lasts between 6 months - 12 months. Gilman Cheese currently offers 12 months on vacuum sealed and 6 months on gas flushed packaged products.
See below on best practices for storing shelf stable cheese.


  • SHELF LIFE: Provided the cheese remains hermetically sealed and stored below 72° F, shelf life is 12 months (6 months for gas flushed product).
  • SHELF STABILITY NOTICE: Shelf stable cheese can be displayed at point of sale without refrigeration in normal store temperatures. Avoid displaying in direct path of heat outlets, in direct sunlight, or near other heat sources. During distribution and storage, we recommend cooler temperatures (35°F – 40°F) for the best flavor retention and shelf life.
  • SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS: Shipping of shelf stable cheese requires refrigeration at temperatures between 35°F – 50°F.
  • DO NOT FREEZE: Freezing shelf stable cheese will adversely affect the quality of the cheese. Specifically, freezing this cheese will result in a soft, gummy body.



Gilman Cheese produces a wide variety of cheese components for the gift pack, snack, school programs and airline industries that vary in weight from .5 ounces to 12 ounces. Our cutting operation allows us to shape cheese components into triangles, squares, bars, rounds and sticks. We also sell cheese sticks in bulk to customers for packaging in meat and cheese retail packages.







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