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Old 08-08-2014, 05:55 PM   #31
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I do like it, thanks I think nowadays with so much emphasis on food refrigeration so many people (including myself) think just about everything (especially dairy!) has to be refrigerated at all times!

Ok, so Mozzarella is ok - what about the Laughing Cow small round cheeses covered in wax? I've looked on their labels and they say to keep refrigerated. But I wonder if they mean long term, and short term they would be fine? That would be wonderful! I could make a meal of those and fruit no problem!!
They will be fine. They won't mold in a day without refrigeration. As I mentioned, cheese is preserved milk so it's intended to kept at room temperature for a while. I wouldn't use soft cheese like fresh mozzarella or Brie, though. Aged cheeses keep better.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #32
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Hard dry salami hangs above every deli without refrigeration. Cheese, salami, crackers and fruit and you have a meal.

Besides, you're in constant air condition in an airport and plane. It's not like it will be outside in the heat all day.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #33
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When you think about this the actual trip may take you 17 hours but your lunch choices may only need to stay fresh for 7-9 hours. If you start your journey with cold fresh food in an insulated container it will stay cool for a good portion of that time.

Another item that I would pack, although the USDA frowns upon it, are hard boiled eggs in the shell.

These types of things can also be good options when traveling.

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:41 AM   #34
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Besides ordering a vegetarian meal that someone mentioned, you can also order a kosher meal to get a fresher meal. My girlfriend that traveled a lot let me in on that tidbit over 30 years ago.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:44 PM   #35
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Could you freeze a fruit cup or a pudding cup? By the time it thawed, it might be lunch time. Frozen peas in a bag make a great ice pack for an injury. Perhaps frozen peas packed into a plastic container could make a good ice pack? I know you can freeze gummi bears and they are good once they thaw. Of course, I don't know how long it takes because I cannot leave them alone long enough to let them thaw on their own.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:06 PM   #36
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As far as Laughing Cow cheese wedges go, they're sitting out on the shelf at the store, not refrigerated. The ones we take on trips are in a round cardboard box, and each wedge is wrapped in foil. The Baby Bells are the ones in wax, and they should be fine too.

I've heard the vegetarian and Kosher meals are good, IF they're offered!

Not sure if we'd be popular with seatmates if we brought on tuna or HB eggs. I have a sensitive sense of smell, and a strong gag reflex, and sure wouldn't want to sit next to someone who was eating them!

I recall getting some onion soup from an early morning airport diner, made from some of the world's oldest and stinkiest onions. It was all they had, and I was hungry. The poor old gal sitting next to me on the plane tried to strike up a conversation. She learned that it wasn't a good idea.
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I can't imagine a firm cheese having a problem in one day. I have left firm cheeses out at room temperature and after several days they get a bit "sweaty" and rubbery, but still edible.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:19 AM   #38
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I can't imagine a firm cheese having a problem in one day. I have left firm cheeses out at room temperature and after several days they get a bit "sweaty" and rubbery, but still edible.
Yes. I don't know why we have to keep repeating that. If it makes you uncomfortable, don't do it, but there's nothing unsafe about it.
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even soft cheese vacuumed packed is not going to get ruined during one day travel.
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