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Green mold on outside of prosciutto.

I have had my Parma leg in the refrigerator for a few months but it has developed a green mold in some areas. When I was a kid, mamma just cut out the moldy part and the prosciutto was still good, but now I am thinking may be it is not a good idea. Given these prosciuttos sometime hang in cold areas for years, how unsafe is it to have these molds grow?

asked by GIOVANNI50 about 5 years ago

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Avryl d Paris
added about 5 years ago

Google what molds do to your body...! What diseases can you acquire (so to be more educated) also on possible products you use!

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darksideofthespoon
added about 5 years ago

From what I've been told, just cutting the mold doesn't do the trick. If mold is showing, there's a good chance the rest of it's infected too.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 5 years ago

Have you been slicing the ham to eat as you go or is it still intact? Check out this blog post: http://ruhlman.com/2011...

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Sam1148
Sam1148

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added about 5 years ago

Send it to me. I have some cheese that has green mold on it; it's kinda 'blue and green' and throughout the cheese.

Okay...your fridge might a higher humidity than the parma region..and something might have taken hold there. I honestly don't know..but unless it smells or tastes off I'd say 'fine'. Maybe cut off the mold and salt it again with salt rub. I'd hate to throw that entire leg away..as they do last for ages hung up to cure.

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Maedl
Maedl

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added about 5 years ago

See this, Giovanni: http://chowhound.chow.com...

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GIOVANNI50
added about 5 years ago

Darn. My wife made me throw it away... Argh!

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Maedl
Maedl

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added about 5 years ago

Oh, Giovanni, what a shame! You can’t retrieve it?