Can I Eat It Filter: fresh mozzarella
June 7, 2013 5:10 PM Subscribe
Please help me not poison myself and my boyfriend tonight at dinner. I've checked the other fresh-mozzarella AskMes and they all seem to pertain to mozzarella left out for long periods of time. (The Google Machine renders similar results, or otherwise different circumstances.)
Cheesemongers of MeFi: Can I Eat It?
posted by like_a_friend to food & drink (8 answers total)
I bought a tub of fresh mozzarella at Local Giant Organic Food Megacorp, on Tuesday (today is Friday)--large pieces (ovoline), stored in water and sealed.
It has been refrigerated ever since, and unopened. Tonight I opened it, and it had a somewhat sour smell to it. Chagrined, I rinsed it, filled the container with new brine, and ate a small piece. The piece I ate tasted all right. Not super-amazing great, but like cheese tastes. Maybe a little more bitter than the usual mozzarella.
The plan is to put this on a pizza, so it will be cooked through by the time we eat it. Will we die? Shall I make a run for new cheese?