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Forgot to refrigerate cheddar

Clarissa Jan 22, 2013 11:42 AM

Someone brought me a large hunk of cheddar cheese wrapped (sealed) in plastic. I just found it, eight days later. Must I toss?

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  1. dave_c RE: Clarissa Jan 22, 2013 11:49 AM

    No, do not toss.

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      benbenberi RE: Clarissa Jan 22, 2013 11:53 AM

      Hard cheese does not need to be refrigerated.

      If there is visible mold, cut it off -- the rest of the cheese is fine. If there is no visible mold, no worries!

      1. Delucacheesemonger RE: Clarissa Jan 22, 2013 12:04 PM

        l leave my cheese for immediate consumption out all the time, days or weeks, should be no worries.

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          Clarissa RE: Clarissa Jan 22, 2013 01:58 PM

          Thanks, all. I'm so happy to hear this.

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