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How long does Pecorino Romano cheese last in your fridge?

The shelf life of Pecorino Romano 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 Romano:

  • When stored properly in the refrigerator, unopened Pecorino Romano 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 Romano:

  • 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 Romano can last for a few weeks to a couple of months.

Proper Storage:

  • To maximize the shelf life of Pecorino Romano, 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 Romano, refer to the packaging or contact the manufacturer.

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