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Jul 27, 2014 07:53 AM

Left Fresh Mozzarella Out Overnight -- Okay?

Bought fresh mozzarella last night and forgot to put in the fridge -- just put it in -- should it be okay if it doesn't smell funny (still sealed). Thanks.

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  1. It never would have even occurred to me to consider the question before eating a piece.

      1. It will be fine. Just use it soon.

        1. Actually, good mozzarella should not be kept in the fridge. Once you've opened the mozzarella and cut it, discard the liquid and put the cheese in a tightly closed plastic bag. Put the bag in a bowl of cold water. It will keep that way for 3-4 days, less if the weather is very hot. If you're not going to finish it, put it on a plate uncovered in the fridge and let it dry out a bit. It can then be melted for pizza and the like.