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Offline John Anthony

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Is this cheese safe?
« on: October 09, 2016, 06:38:16 PM »
I bought some Taleggio cheese (DOP), but the rind has a greenish gray mold.  I don't remember that from the previous Taleggio cheese and am wondering if it's safe to eat?



The color is slightly deeper than the photo shows.

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Re: Is this cheese safe?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 08:53:11 PM »
I'd eat it but be prepared to remove the rind if it tastes funny.
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Re: Is this cheese safe?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 09:11:25 PM »
Thanks Andrew.  So do you mean you'd actually even continue to eat the rind and as long as it doesn't taste bad/funny?

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Re: Is this cheese safe?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 11:54:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum, John.

You can see a similar gray-green mold in the commercial example shown here. Not a problem.

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Re: Is this cheese safe?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 04:23:17 AM »
So do you mean you'd actually even continue to eat the rind and as long as it doesn't taste bad/funny?
Pretty much.
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Re: Is this cheese safe?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 09:33:39 PM »
John, Have you opened the cheese? Is it similar to brie? Have you pictures, to tempt us with.

Richard



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Re: Is this cheese safe?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 07:04:18 AM »
Washed rinds, like Taleggio have pinkish, orangish, or reddish rinds, and can have a granular texture from residual salt crystals left behind from brine washing. They can taste bitter, but it depends on the cheese, so take a bite and see if it positively effects your experience.