Cheese

How Long Can Cheese Sit Out?

cheese room temperature

Question: How long can cheese sit out? Answer: Not all cheeses are built the same when it comes to leaving them outside of the refrigerator. Some types of cheese fare better than others when not refrigerated. Generally, soft cheeses like cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, and cream cheese should not be left out for extended periods. …

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Is Ricotta Cheese Gluten Free?

is ricotta gluten free

Every day it seems that more and more people are questioning which foods contain gluten. As we learn more about it, our awareness increases about the potentially harmful side effects of gluten. We are here to answer one specific question related to gluten and that is “Is ricotta cheese gluten free? Ricotta cheese would have to contain …

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Is Goat Cheese Dairy?

is goat cheese dairy free

A large portion of cheese products are made from cow’s milk. Cow’s milk cheeses generally include blue cheese, cheddar, brie, fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano, mozzarella, swiss, and  much more. We could literally have pages full that list cow cheese products. Cow milk is what most people think of when they think of dairy. Cow milk is the primary …

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Can Pregnant Women Eat Feta Cheese?

feta and pregnancy

There is concern over eating cheese while pregnant due to a harmful bacteria known as listeria (listeriosis). Some varieties of cheese and unpasteurized dairy have been known to be contaminated with this bacteria.  It can also be found in  foods like uncooked meats, uncooked vegetables, lunch meats, and hot dogs. It can be killed by adequately …

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String Cheese Brands

brands of string cheese

Maybe it is just us, but string cheese seems to taste much better when pulled off in a strip as opposed to just taking a big bite. There is something pleasurable and unique about eating string cheese a strip at a time. In the United States, string cheese is usually made from low-moisture mozzarella that …

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Is Blue Cheese Mold?

is blue cheese mold

Is blue cheese mold? This is an interesting question because if you just take a look at blue cheese it has greenish blue speckles  scattered throughout the cheese. These speckles do look like a form of mold that  has spread over the cheese. However, if it were mold, how the heck is it safe to …

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