What you see/smell: Your shredded parmesan (or other parmesan or aged cheese) might look normal, but have a metallic or chemically taste. What it is: It
What if blue cheese gets fuzzy?
What you see: Your blue cheese seems to have developed fuzzy mold, beyond the blue areas you expected. What it is: More mold!Eat or toss: We’re calling this a
How to tell if white stuff on cheese is mold
What you see: White stuff on your cheese. You’re worried about uninvited mold. What it is: If it’s soft and you can spot “filaments,” it’s mold. (If it’s
Aged cheddar with a crusty, white smear?
What you see: A smeary white crust on your aged cheddar. You may be paranoid that it's mold. What it is: Calcium lactate crystals! Eat or toss: Eat! Like the
Help! My food is eating holes into my foil!
What you see: Small holes in the aluminum foil you used to seal something up and silver-colored blobs on your food. What it is: A chemical reaction! The foil is
These white crystals are badges of savory cheese honor
What you see: White dots in your aged Italian-style or gouda cheeses that are clearly not mold. What it is: Crystals of an amino acid called tyrosine. Eat or