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General Topics => Ingredients & Resources => Pizza Cheese => Topic started by: AlanStreak on September 07, 2021, 12:01:33 PM

Title: How long can low-moisture mozzarella stay out of the fridge.
Post by: AlanStreak on September 07, 2021, 12:01:33 PM
Hey guys, I ordered some low moisture mozzarella from amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arla-Mozzarella-Cheese-Block-1x2-3kg/dp/B081KWT9ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=low+moisture+mozzarella&qid=1631030387&sr=8-1)

It arrived within 1 day, sealed with a couple of bags of water wrapped around it, I expect it was once ice. It's a hot day and the plastic packaging was not cool to the touch. How long can cheese like this stay fresh, is it likely to have spoiled?
Title: Re: How long can low-moisture mozzarella stay out of the fridge.
Post by: Jackitup on September 08, 2021, 01:16:28 AM
I suspect it would be okay. If it was cold for 3/4 of the 24 hour delivery time, that's maybe 6 hours at room temp, being low moisture gives it a bit more benefit. But if in doubt......can always contact Amazon to get some options
Title: Re: How long can low-moisture mozzarella stay out of the fridge.
Post by: Pizza_Not_War on September 08, 2021, 09:52:17 AM
Look for mold, smell it. Probably okay. If it was me I would throw it out however. I'd request refund as getting sick isn't worth it to me.
Title: Re: How long can low-moisture mozzarella stay out of the fridge.
Post by: nickyr on September 09, 2021, 12:39:37 AM
I would taste it. If it tastes good, I would eat more of it :-)

Iím used to Hoboken delis where fresh mozzarella NEVER goes in the fridge. Iím sure this isnít exactly the same thing, but oh wellÖ