By Mayo Clinic Staff
You might not have to toss out cheese that has mold on it. If you spot mold on hard cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan or Romano, you can salvage the cheese. Just cut away the moldy part and at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeter) of surrounding cheese. But discard any soft cheeses that have mold, including feta, ricotta, cottage and cream cheeses, or any cheese that is shredded, crumbled or sliced.
April 29, 2014
- If a piece of cheese has mold growing on it, should I throw the cheese away? MayoClinic.org. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/food-and-nutrition/faq-20058492. Accessed April 22, 2014.