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Old 12-09-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Aged Swiss?

So I'm rooting around in the fridge and I discover a long lost hunk of generic Swiss sealed in a Ziploc freezer bag. The hunk o' Swiss seemed to have shrunk a bit and developed a thick powdery rind. I cut the rind off and was greeted with a very rich nutty smell. I'm sure it's edible but my question is, have I stumbled upon an aging process that I'm not aware of?

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Old 12-24-2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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Hey DC,

I once bought a chunk of peccorino romano, and misplaced it for at least 3-4 years in the frig before its' eventual re-emergence (in ziplock in paper bag). This chunk of cheese hadn't even developed a rind, like your swiss, but was still in eminently edible.
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Hey DC,

I once bought a chunk of peccorino romano, and misplaced it for at least 3-4 years in the frig before its' eventual re-emergence (in ziplock in paper bag). This chunk of cheese hadn't even developed a rind, like your swiss, but was still in eminently edible.
Three years?
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:37 AM   #4
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Always have cheeses in the fridge, some of it has been there for a long time.

Know we have kept it for more than a year.

Does the aging improve the flavor though, I do not know.
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:39 PM   #5
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Three years?
You make me laugh, literally, and I just have to echo, Three years?"

Wow.

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Old 12-27-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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Cheese gets deeper in flavor, saltier and sharper as it ages and loses water.

3 years in the fridge is a longgggggggggggggggg time ..............
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