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Jan 30, 2011 01:18 PM

Parmigiano Reggiano left out of fridge

Last night I found a block parm in a bag with some onions purchased last week. I think on Wednesday. Will this parm be ok to eat? Thanks so much. You chowers are always such a help!

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    1. It sat out in a room for months just gave it a little extra!

      1. yes indeed. in france (and i am not one of those mindless francophiles) they never refrigerate cheese. cheese was how people in pre fridge days kept milk from spoiling

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        1. re: thew

          l am a mindless francophile, and getting more mindless as we speak, and keep cheese in a screened box outside my window, thus no worries.

        2. It'll be fine. Cheese was invented to preserve milk - it's been used to sitting around centuries before fridges were invented.

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          1. re: Harters

            Thanks everyone for your prompt replies! I knew I could count on you!!

          2. It'll be fine -- if you buy the real thing from a good store, it's rarely if ever in the refrigerated section.