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How long does Pecorino cheese last in the fridge?

The shelf life of Pecorino cheese in the fridge can vary based on factors such as the specific conditions of storage, packaging, and how well the cheese is maintained. However, here are some general guidelines:

Unopened Pecorino :

  • When stored properly in the refrigerator, unopened Pecorino cheese can last for several weeks, and in some cases, even months beyond its "best by" or "use by" date. Make sure to check the packaging for any specific recommendations.

Opened Pecorino :

  • Once you've opened the cheese, its shelf life will be shorter. It's important to wrap the remaining cheese tightly in plastic wrap or aluminium foil and store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out or absorbing odours from the fridge. In general, opened Pecorino can last for a few weeks to a couple of months.

Proper Storage:

  • To maximize the shelf life of Pecorino, store it in the refrigerator at temperatures below 40°F (4°C).
  • Keep it away from strong-smelling foods to prevent it from absorbing unwanted flavours.

Keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and the actual freshness of the cheese can depend on various factors. Always use your best judgment, and if you notice any signs of mould, an off smell, or changes in texture, it's advisable to discard the cheese.

For the most accurate information regarding the shelf life of a specific batch or brand of Pecorino, refer to the packaging or contact the manufacturer.

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