Author Topic: Contaminated Feta?  (Read 725 times)

FetaIsBeta

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Contaminated Feta?
« on: February 24, 2010, 07:56:43 PM »
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.


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Re: Contaminated Feta?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 08:49:41 PM »
It no doubt dried out some in an opened bag the could have helpped.

FetaIsBeta

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Re: Contaminated Feta?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 08:50:46 AM »
Well in that case I'm going to have to dry some next time I end up with weak tasting/smelling feta. Thank you!!