- Why are some bagels refrigerated and others not?
- Are you supposed to refrigerate bagels?
- What is the difference between refrigerated bagels and regular bagels?
- Does cream cheese need to be refrigerated?
- Does butter need to be refrigerated?
The ones that are kept cold or frozen have almost no preservatives which means they can go stale or get moldy very quickly.
Contrary to popular belief, refrigerating your bagels will actually make them go stale more quickly. You should store them in plastic bags at room temperature, or freeze them immediately. Make sure your bagels aren’t still warm when you put them in bags or they will get soggy.
Bagels, like all bread, do not need to be refrigerated. Putting your bagels in the fridge will cause them to go stale faster than if you leave them at room temperature. happens about six times faster at refrigerator temperatures than at room temperature.”
Soft cheeses such as cream cheese, cottage cheese, shredded cheeses, and goat cheese must be refrigerated for safety. As a general rule, hard cheeses such as cheddar, processed cheeses (American), and both block and grated Parmesan do not require refrigeration for safety, but they will last longer if kept refrigerated.
Unsalted Butter This rule is simple. If you prefer unsalted butter, refrigerate it. Same goes for whipped butter. If it creeps above 70 degrees Fahrenheit in your kitchen, all butter should go into the fridge to avoid going bad — even into the freezer if you want to store it for a few months.