I love cheese and I am always buying and trying new types. Because of this, my cheese stash starts to grow faster than I can eat all of it. Sometimes mold starts to grow around the outside before I get to it, particularly the cheddar.

I practice good storage techniques to no avail, still the mold eventually shows up. So when this happens, I just trim the mold off and move on, but some of my friends think this is "so gross" and I should just throw it away.

What do you think?


I cut it off also. Don't tell your friends you do it. I have heard you can freeze some cheeses, but I think it looses flavor with freezing. flavor is after all why you buy and eat cheese. have more cheese tasting parties.

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    +1 for cheese tasting parties to use up the cheese faster :D
    – Erica
    Mar 25 '15 at 18:30
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    I have always trimmed the moldy bits off my cheddar, and have so far survived 2.82e10 kilometers of travel around the sun without obvious cheese-related ill health. Mar 25 '15 at 18:55
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    So long as it's properly wrapped, freezing does not affect the flavor - but if you are not going to melt it, it does affect the texture in most cases. If melted, I doubt you could tell which was frozen in a true double-blind trial (ie, without clues) against unfrozen cheese.
    – Ecnerwal
    Mar 25 '15 at 19:47

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