Thanks guys... but I couldn't wait and made it and ate most of the pizza... no sickness, no stomach aches, no diarhrea, no vomiting.
So I guess we should ask the general question, how good is cheese past it's date? I also have a 1lb brick of Sorrento Whole Milk Mozzarella I found in the crisper drawer that was dated Sept 30th, 2011. When I refer to a date it's whatever the MFR uses, Sell By, Best By, etc.
I remember reading somewhere that cheese never goes bad, you just cut off the mold! And I remember reading somewhere that cheese is better with more aging. Now I don't know if this applies to mozzarella too, and where does "older" fit in with "fresh" mozzarella? Also, what are optimal temps? I know my fridge is set really close to freezing, maybe this would help extend the date recommendations.
Maybe Scott or someone can chime in too...