Question 2

Merell thanks for responding so quickly. You said one should refrigerate Romano Pecorino and olive oil mix and not leave it out. I know it's kept cold, but even if it is the ageded (9mth) cheese?? Also if you are using real garlic (fresh) with olive oil does that have a shelf life too? Thanks so much. Have recommended your sight to a lot of folks!

  • Posted by: Soumi
  • October 12, 2012
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Kristen M. October 12, 2012
Yes, you should definitely refrigerate this mixture, even if it was just garlic and olive oil. There's a very dangerous risk of botulism when storing in olive oil at room temperature. Sounds delicious, if stored safely! Here's more info: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FACTSheets/Clostridium_botulinum/index.asp
 
Marian B. October 12, 2012
Regarding garlic in olive oil, please read this thread: http://www.food52.com/hotline/5286-how-long-can-i-store-homemade-garlic-infused-olive-oil

Garlic carries a risk of botulism, so you'll want to store in the fridge and use it up within a week.
 
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