I have a Mont d'Or cheese in my fridge (in a wooden box under its original plastic packaging). It's not supposed to expire for another 2 weeks but I can already see white fuzzy mold all around the top edge.
Would it be safe to eat if I scoop out all the fuzzy bits and pop the rest in the oven? (I had planned to heat it up and eat it fondue style).
I'd be worried if they had pigmented spots (green or pink) which are only the surface buds of a large network of filaments where most of the toxin resides.
I may be nuts but I just cut out the mold on cheese and eat it. Most times I am heating the cheese for omelettes, grilled cheese/burgers or gratinee. If the mold went thru the cheese and was not only on the surface I'd toss it.
As my god parents (both almost 100) say: "Whatever doesn't kill you it makes you stronger!" Then again, I won't eat anything from their fridge.