I have got a large chunk of butter, with some green molds growing on one surface only, with spots that are 1cm in diameter, and only like 3~4 of them total.

the butter itself tastes and smells fine, once i cut off the mold parts.

it is unsalted butter.

It has been sitting in the fridge for few weaks.

so is it safe to eat butter after completely removing the mold parts ?

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    Damp fridge? where's the water for the mold coming from? Hopefully not the butter itself. Is this home churned butter? I've never seen mold on the sticks from the store. – Wayfaring Stranger Apr 21 '18 at 21:23
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    I’ve never seen mould on butter, but it sounds as though the mould spots may be from handling. Occasionally you see mould on cheese which is clearly from where fingers have touched the surface. Personally I’d either not take the risk at all or discard a generous thickness below the mould, at least half an inch. – Spagirl Apr 22 '18 at 12:28

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