Long Lost Cheese
Is there any way to reuse a piece of a good cheese that has been forgotten at the back of the fridge for a few weeks?
If it's just a matter of removing some mold from the surface of the cheese, feel free to trim it off with a knife – the molds that grow on cheeses are not toxic to humans. If, however, the cheese in question has dried out, consider grating it and using it in sauces - it should rehydrate with minimal loss of flavor. If the cheese is a hard cheese such as Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago, consider using a chunk to flavor soups or stews. It adds an incredible amount of flavor (Italian cooks already know this), and can even be used more than once if stored in the freezer between pots of soup.
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