At Fifth Town we are very concerned with the impact of plastics and excess packaging on our environment. And we put a great amount of effort into packaging research.
The conclusion of all our research was that there is still much to be done to create food grade/safe packaging. However, the good news is that real cheese does not require a lot of packaging. Professional cheese wrap will do nicely and is better for maintaing the condition of our cheese. No plastic, air tight, or Krayovac, is required.
Therefore we have chosen to wrap our cheeses in professional cheese wrap instead of plastic/Krayovac wrapping which takes many generations to break down. We also use corn based plastic for our tasting sessions. Our Bagel Chevre is packaged in a container that uses 50% post consumer waste (ie: water bottles). Our labels are printed with water based inks and use environmentally friendly adhesives.
We continue to attend conferences to stay informed on new packaging technologies. We have found that the options out there are too few. We apologize in advance for anyone who finds our cheese in the dairy case in a plastic, vac-packed seal. Its not good for the cheese—or the environment. Please help us encourage cheese mongers to use paper based cheese wrap. Its better for the cheese—and the environment.