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My pack of Gorgonzola came with greenish/blue mold. is it okay to eat that mold? I intend to eat the cheese by itself.

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Gorgonzola, like any other blue cheese, is supposed to have mold. It should have blue mold radiating from "veins" through the middle, like so:

Blue Cheese

Normally this pre-existing mold actually helps prevent other molds from growing, but if you see more than one type of mold (especially a different colour like green or black), then you should throw it out, because it is a soft cheese. If it's just the blue, it's perfectly fine and expected.

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thanks. mine's mold looks more green than blue. like this (, and it tastes sooo good. Its from a big supermarket so I dont expect they will keep bad food on the shelf – Midhat Sep 10 '11 at 14:52
@Midhat: The colour doesn't have to be a perfect deep blue; as long as it's growing out of the veins and not other spots, and you only see one kind, it's perfectly good. – Aaronut Sep 10 '11 at 16:57

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