I have some feta that changed flavors and it's amazing!
A friend bought me some feta a while back as she knows I can't get enough. When I opened it, it was actually rather bland so it's been in my fridge in a vacuum sealed bag. A few days ago I started eating it again breaking it apart with my fingers. Tossing the remainder back in the fridge (not in the cheese drawer) and not vacuuming the air out. A very poor cheese. For two days I ate it with my fingers, let it set in the fridge for one and tonight I got it out again. I starting eating it and the taste had completely changed.
The flavor was sooooo sweet I couldn't believe it! I think something must have contaminated it, most likely from just using my fingers. It was so pathetic before and now it's wonderful. I finished the last of it and I am wondering... what really happened?
I'll give you some details, it's feta made from actual ewes and goat's milk. the production date is 3-30-2009, package date is 6-09-2009, use by date is 2-09-2010 (heh). It is now 2-24-2010 and it just changed flavors. Did it change on the age alone? I really know nothing of cheese other than it tastes good and the few things I've leaned from watching Modern Marvels LOL.
If someone knows or has a good idea of why it tasted so awesome please let me know.
PS. I'm keeping the bag in case there is a chance I can re-infect another batch, but I'll wait for people with more knowledge to tell me if it'll kill me hahaha.