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Blue cheese developed a separate but same color fungus on top. Is it healthy mildew or should I throw out?

How long does blue cheese hold?

asked by GIOVANNI50 over 6 years ago

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Miranda Rake
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added over 6 years ago

Here's the official word from the Mayo Clinic to cover my bases : http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/AN01024

but I would eat the cheese! As to how long it will hold, it depends on how you store it and how hard the cheese is. Is it gooey and soft, or a hard blue? Somewhere in between? Hard cheeses last longer than soft . As a general rule, soft cheeses will hold about a week or so in the fridge (though always take them out to come to room temp before serving) and hard cheeses last 2 or 3+ weeks.

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GIOVANNI50
added over 6 years ago

Been in hospital for over 7 weeks so the hard cheese is probably kaput??

mrslarkin
added over 6 years ago

Wow, sorry to hear you've been sick, Giovanni! Hope you are feeling better.

Hard cheeses, like Parmigiano, last a very long time in the fridge. I would probably toss the blue cheese, just to be safe.

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Miranda Rake
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added over 6 years ago

Mrslarkin is right - 7 weeks is a long time! I would probably toss it. An excuse to make a trip to the cheese shop! Hope that you're feeling better!

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pierino
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added over 6 years ago

Stay out of the hospital man. It's bad for you. And it's also bad for cheese, especially the cheese they feed you in the hospital. I hope you are well now.

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GIOVANNI50
added over 6 years ago

In bocca al lupo!!!

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