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May 29, 2014 07:22 PM

Polly-O Mozzarella Cheese 6 Months Past Expiry Date?


Anyone know if unopened Polly-O Mozzarella cheese about 6 months past expiry date can be still used? It's been sitting in the fridge. It looks fine, no weird discoloration nor bubbles.

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  1. It is likely fine. Give it a sniff, then a taste, to make sure.

    1. taste it (a small bit) if it tastes "off" - like blue cheese - , toss. Properly packaged and refrigerated it may be fine though. Dairy lets you know - if it smells or tastes bad, its bad, if not you are OK.

      1. I generally ignore best by dates, if the package is marked that way, open up a section and give it the smell test.

        1. How are you using it?
          Plain or baked, like on a pizza?

          1. If it's gooey, stinky, or mouldy, toss it out... if it's still dry and smells okay, then it IS okay. Cheese is great until mould spores get into it, then it goes south pretty fast.