Pohutukawa Cheese Bag
We call this one our beeswax cheese bag, because we sized it to fit a standard 1 kg block of cheese, but it's so much more versatile than that!
Perfect for keeping your favorite breads and pastries fresh, or cradling your more delicate fruits and veges - berries, avocados, mushrooms and much more.
Size: 20 cm wide x 11 cm deep x 20 cm tall
Beeswax bags do some of their best work in your fridge, allowing your food to breathe while protecting it at the same time, keeping it fresher and tastier for longer. (When removing from the freezer, give the wrap or bag a few minutes to defrost before removing, just to prevent any cracking of the wrap.)
Just pinch the top edges together and fold down to seal and protect your food.
Handmade from 100% cotton complete with our secret LilyBee beeswax recipe to ensure exceptional quality and durability.
How to use: It's easy! Just seal the bag using the flap and the warmth of your hands.
Care instructions: Wipe down and wash with cool water and dish detergent after use, rinse well, air dry and reuse again and again. Keep out of direct sunlight.
As always with our beeswax wrap products, avoid heat - no microwaves, dishwashers or hot water - and do not use on raw meat.
Good Things To Know
Just four: Cotton fabric, beeswax, coconut oil and tree resin.
Pure cotton fabrics are chosen for their quality and beautiful designs. Pure New Zealand beeswax is sourced from ethical beekeeping friends who we built relationships with during our 15 years as beekeepers.
Coconut oil is sourced from our neighbouring Pacific Island communities and refined here in New Zealand, and natural tree resin is also Pacific sourced.
Choose Your Packaging
We love reducing waste wherever we can, and not just plastic. Your wraps can be individually banded, but if you’re buying just for yourself, you’re probably going to only read one of them, right?
On the other hand, if you're buying for gifts, you might want them to be individually banded.
You are also welcome to choose the cardboard box option, although these are mainly included here for our retailers.
Select how you want your wraps packaged, and help us save a few trees.
How To Use Your Lilybee Wrap
LilyBee Wrap is a natural, reusable and beautiful alternative to plastic wrap for food storage.
Cover bowls, wrap sandwiches and and much more, using the warmth of your hands to press the wrap or bag to seal, keeping food fresh in the fridge and on the go. Great for in the fridge and out.
Lilybee make great gifts - thoughtful, stylish, eco-friendly, and economical to post.
How To Care For Your LilyBee Wrap
- Wash with cool water and mild dish detergent after every use, and rinse well with cool water.
- Air dry on a dish rack or hang in the shade, then roll up to store in a jar or lay flat in a drawer
- Keep away from all heat including direct sunlight, hot water, the dishwasher and microwave!
With this simple care your wrap should easily last a year or more.
What Food Can I Use My Wraps On?
Actually it's much easer to define what NOT to use them for: raw meat. Meat juices need to be cleaned with hot water, and since the wraps can only be cleaned with cool water, we do not recommend this.
Wraps are wonderful for keeping half onions fresh, but the onion can leave a distinct odour, so we recommend keeping a specific wrap for this.
Will My Food Stay Fresh?
Yes! Beeswax Wraps provide moisture retaining protection that stops food drying out, but are also breathable, which prevents foods becoming soggy. Your food will retain both flavour and texture for much longer.
The wrap acts much like the skin of a fruit, which explains why fruits and vegetables stay so much fresher for longer in a wrap than in plastic or other packaging.
Can I Use Beeswax Wraps In The Freezer?
While the wraps themselves do just fine in the freezer, they should only be used for very short-term freezer storage.
This is because the wraps are breathable, which means over time food stored in them could become freezer-burnt.
Better to keep your wraps for fridge storage.
Used And Loved Your Wrap Until The End Of Its Life?
When your beeswax wrap is finally worn out, you have have a few options!
- If the cotton fabric is still intact and you adore your design, you can refresh your wrap with new wax solution yourself at home. Our wax blocks contain our LilyBee secret solution. See more here.
- Use your end of life LilyBee as a natural firelighter! Use it in fireplaces or in the bbq for a natural and easy way to start a fire. Don't have a fireplace? Gift your wraps to someone who does!
- All our wraps are 100% compostable, so add your end of life wrap to your home compost with your other organic waste to watch it break down.
We ship worldwide from our home in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Please allow 2-3 days working days for us to pack your order pre-shipping. We aim to get your order out as soon as possible.
Delivery within New Zealand is generally 2-3 days urban once shipped, with rural around 5 days.
For our international customers we offer NZ Post and DHL services. International delivery varies depending on destination and service, from 3 working days to around 3 weeks.