1. Bread and Other Baked Goods
Baked goods need to breathe. If you store them in a plastic bag, they become rubbery the next day and are more prone to mold. Storing them in a bread bin or linen bag will cause the cut side to dry out quickly. Wrap your baked goods in beeswax wraps or beeswax bags, and they will stay fresh for up to 5 days. For bread, the ideal size is XL beeswax wraps or XL beeswax bags. Store the baked goods in a cooler place away from direct sunlight.
You can also wrap cheese in beeswax wraps. Since many types of cheese continue to ripen, they need to breathe. Beeswax wraps allow the cheese to breathe and keep it fresh for several days. You won't encounter a dry edge of the cheese after unwrapping. For cheese, I recommend using M-sized wraps or S-sized wraps.
Don't you dislike it when nuts become soft due to exposure to air? We feel the same way, so we create a small bag out of beeswax wraps to store them and seal it.
We have also found that storing dill, parsley, celery stalks, and other herbs works well. The herbs retain their color and stay fresh for several days.
Avocado is best when fresh. As soon as you cut it, it starts to brown, which doesn't look very appealing. Wrap the unused half of the avocado in a beeswax wrap and store it in the refrigerator. The next day, it will look as fresh as when it was cut. We usually use small M-sized beeswax wraps for avocados.
6. All Types of Vegetables (Yes, Even Onions)
You can wrap any vegetable, whether whole or sliced, in beeswax wraps. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kohlrabi, or any other vegetable you can think of. The wraps create a gentle dew on the vegetables, preventing them from wilting or softening. Vegetables can last for weeks when wrapped in this way and stored in the refrigerator.
Are you going on a trip or taking lunch to work? Wrap it functionally and elegantly in beeswax wraps or bags. No more sticky plastic wrap. After finishing your lunch, shake out the crumbs, fold the wrap, and wash it at home. The next day, you can use it again for your lunch. Medium-sized wraps or bags are perfect for sandwiches.
8. Sliced Fruit
Place sliced fruit in a bowl and cover it with a beeswax wrap or wrap it directly in a beeswax wrap. The fruit will remain crisp and retain its color. With a large XL wrap, you can also cover a cut melon or pumpkin.
9. Covering Baking Sheets or Containers
Surely you have encountered a situation where you've baked a cake and wanted to put the entire baking sheet in the refrigerator but had nothing to cover it with. For covering, we recommend using an XL-sized wrap. For covering a smaller dish with leftover lunch, a M-sized wrap will suffice.
10. Cakes and Cookies
Have you baked a perfect cherry cake and realized that you can wrap it in beeswax wraps? But not while it's still hot. Wait for it to cool. You can also take cookies with you on a trip wrapped in beeswax wraps. They will retain their crispiness.
11. Extra Tip: Cosmetics
We often pack dry shampoo in beeswax wraps when traveling or simply carry them in our bags... just in case. :)