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Slightly Out of Date Mascarpone

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So I was away for a few days and came back to find a verry expensive tub of mascarpone which I'd decided against using for a dinner party dessert and then forgotten.

The expiration date seems to be August 8 or 9 (can't make it out for certain). I am usually pretty lax about sell by dates but wondered if anybody had any info such as "OMIGOD, mascarpone goes bad seconds after the expiration date and will kill you (after you suffer horrible pain and agony!"

I wanted to use it tomorrow to make a tarte (so it'd be cooked).

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  1. The date is probably a 'Sell By" date and the mascarpone has a way to go after that. Even if it's a "Use By" date, use it if it doesn't smell bad. It's fine.

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    1. re: mojoeater

      dairy comes with a sell-by date.