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Is there a particular type string cheese any of you could suggest for taking along in the food bag in hot weather. 80 degrees to 95 degrees temperature for about 3 days?
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I don't know about string cheese but I'll carry a chunk of cheddar along. Gets a bit soft and oily over a few days but still edible and tasty.

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You can always freeze cheese before leaving, carry in a cooler to the trail head and carry deep in your pack. Cheese is pretty sturdy stuff, even full fat string cheese. Sure, it gets oily and limp when warm, but it is fine for a day por two.

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Thanks, for your imput
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Hard cheeses tend to hold up better. I really like Asiago.
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Individually wrapped cheese sticks and Babybels have lasted me for many days.  Parmesan lasts and is great in most meals.

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Hard cheeses tend to hold up better. I really like Asiago.

Hi...


Yes, I like Asiago too. Saw some in the deli section today and asked for a one pound chunk of it.

Deli guy: "How would you like it sliced"?

Me: "Just weigh what's in your hand first".

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Me: "Okay...now just slice off a one pound chunk of it".

Deli guy: "Okay. Now, how do you want it sliced"?

Me: "Just give me the one pound chunk".

He eventually realized what I wanted. :)
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I like blocks of Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago.  Babybels have worked well for me on short trips, but I haven't carried them on long trips.  I don't like how string cheese wilts in the heat.
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For a 2 or 3 day trip I've been known to carry a softside cooler, I'll freeze what I can and put a pound of dry ice in with the food, wrap the cooler up in the middle of the pack, will keep things cool for a couple days even in the Texas heat.

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"Chuck  D. Cheese" much better than Chuck E. Cheese  :D

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"Chuck  D. Cheese" much better than Chuck E. Cheese  :D

:laugh:   I was thinking the same thing.
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We typically carry cheddar and often small packets (sometimes they are shelf-stable) of cream cheese for all or most of week-long trips, but those are at altitude where things never really get warmed up that much.

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Thanks for the imput! Something i like to eat is a packet of salmon and a stick of string cheese on a tortilla shell. Have not tried the individual packaged string cheese hiking in hot weather and wasnt certain of how it would hold up. I do like the baybel individual cheese as well, but havent had either in hot weather.
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Try smoked salmon and cream cheese on crackers :)

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On the expensive side, and probably not necessary for most short trips, but Packit Gourmet sells shelf stable cheeses.  I took the Wisconsin Cheddar on a trip recently, and it was very good.  Generally, though, I go with Babybel.
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Try smoked salmon and cream cheese on crackers :)

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                      Now, that's something really GOOD...!!
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Would the cream cheese stay stable in the heat? Or is there a place to buy stable cream cheese ideal for backpacking?
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Would the cream cheese stay stable in the heat? Or is there a place to buy stable cream cheese ideal for backpacking?

Minimus.biz carries several shelf stable cheeses. Tell them I sent you!

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I can sometimes get the shelf stable cream cheese, or a facsimile, at the grocery.  But in cooler mountains temps even the regular stuff stays good for a couple of days.

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