Storage Temps

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by vision, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. I have a small refrigerator full of aging cheese, it's kept around 35-38 degrees; cheese is vacuum sealed.

    Today I return from a trip- the electricity went out and the temp in the fridge is 45 degrees.

    Is the cheese ok, or has it spent too much time over 40 degrees?
     
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IMHO you are just fine. Personally I would have no problem with the cheese. When I was in the navy my parents would ship me cheese from the cheese factory's in WI. this arrived in a normal card board box in vacuumed sealed packages, this was shipped by the cheese makers not my parents. If my memory serves me correctly the cheese cases were some where in the 45 -50 degree range.

    here is some interesting reading.                 If you goggle cheese storage temp I'm sure you will come up with allot more. These links are from when I was researching cheese.

    http://wafp-wi.org/events_files/CDR_Cheese Storage Temps.pdf

    http://www.cheesemonthclub.com/pastfaqs.htm

    http://www.cdr.wisc.edu/news/pdf/storage temps full.pdf

    http://www.professorshouse.com/Food-Beverage/Topics/Dairy/Articles/Keeping-Cheese-Fresh/

    BTW if you want to be 100% safe box it up and ship it to me, I'll take care of the disposal.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Your fine.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Like they both said you'll be fine.
     
  5. Thank you guys.

    Those links are fantastic!
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like the others have said you are safe. Cheese is a really flexible product
     

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