Mostly Moldy?

In breaking news from the home front, I recently had some cheddar go moldy. I know–stop the presses!!

My wife and I were away for the long weekend, providing ample opportunity for our yellow cheese to sprout white mold. Not one to give up easily on food, I decided to do some trimming.

When I’m on my soap box, I tell people to trust their senses over the extra-cautious expiration dates. If a food item smells/looks/tastes fine, go for it. Now it was time to take my own advice.

I sliced off a piece and was pleasantly surprised by the mold’s superficiality.

my moldy cheese

In hindsight, it makes perfect sense, but I’d expected much worse. As you can see in the photo, the interior looked (and tasted) great.

After de-molding the rest of the block, I enjoyed the remaining cheddar. Maybe a new expression is in order: You can’t judge a cheese by its cover.

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