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Old 04-09-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation Unrefridgerated Cottage Cheese?!?!?

I just discovered that I left my newly purchased cottage cheese in a bag on the counter for about 4 hours... does anyone know how to tell if it will be OK? If it smells OK, is it ok?


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Old 04-09-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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Should be OK. Since it's a new and unopoened package, it would be safe for longer.

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Old 04-09-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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No problemo - will be absolutely fine.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:40 AM   #4
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A nifty way to store cottage cheese, once you get it into the frig, is to store it upside down. The fluid in the carton will surround the lid and effectively seal the contents from air. This will prolong the keeping qualities of the cottage cheese.
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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should be fine
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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I did exactly the same thing last week. It will be just fine.
At least you didn't put your bacon in the silverware drawer, as I did one time.

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