Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Help! when does blue cheese goes bad

Ok, I'm all ready to do Doodles cantaloupe salad but I check the blue cheese and it's been in the fridge for a while. I think a month. So how the heck to do tell if it's bad. Is there a mold in there that shouldn't be? Does it smell different? Will I kill my darling husband if he eats it? (not done with the remodel yet and can't afford to find a new guy right now)

Someone tell me--please--because I've got a cantaloupe getting riper.

9 comments:

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

I have the same question! Usually I throw out the blue cheese when I can see "fuzz" on it. I assume that's bad mold, but I'm not sure.

-Crystal

Lea said...

Really excellent question!! I must do some research on this, cause I recently tossed a decent size wedge of stilton, with much reluctance... but I wasnt willing to risk it!!

Let us know if you find out, and I'll let you know if I do as well ;-)

Lea said...

just found this interesting link... stil no clear answer tho...

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/24779

Lea said...

..in my searching so far, I like this answer best...

"how do you tell if blue cheese is bad? you don't ask questions, you send it to me and I'll eat it. "

Annie said...

I guess we all have the same question. It is kind of weird that the blue in the cheese is mold, but not bad mold. Keep us posted.

mooncrazy said...

I've sent off a question to American's Test Kitchen and I'll post what they say. Hopefully it will be soon. I hate to toss this lovely wedge.

doodles said...

what a great idea.........moon they seem to have the answer to everything.....and I trust them.

maltese parakeet said...

i had that same question the other day about kimchi. how can you tell it's gone off? not by the smell, that's for sure. i just figured, what bacteria could live in that environment, and munched away. happy to report, i am still alive! :)

mooncrazy said...

Lil bird, since kimchi is a "pickle" I think it would be ok. Nice to hear you are living. =)