Yes, it is a shame to have to dump them. I haven't had that occur often, so I count myself lucky. This one ripened on a poor schedule, and the rind got ahead of the paste. That really shortened the window. Add to that we (read I) didn't check it frequently enough so that once I realized it was ready to eat, it was already near the end of optimum. Still, it was quite enjoyable for about a week, so not a complete waste. I'll get the hang of these mould ripened cheeses yet.