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Jan 22, 2013 11:42 AM

Forgot to refrigerate cheddar

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

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