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Old 04-14-2019, 07:43 AM   #11
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I started last night and I think I got it..I believe that this was the culprit..an old piece of Pecorino Toscano that was hiding in the back of my cheese drawer..Now that I recount the timeline I think I also bought it with the provolone, which is stronger smelling but, has since been eaten..may have something to do with the sheeps milk going sour? As of this morning, the smell is gone..solved the case..

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Old 04-14-2019, 08:07 AM   #12
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If it has all been dismantled and cleaned even removing any drawers and washing under them I would put a bowl of baking soda in there and in the freezer.
Baking soda will absorb smells.

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:45 AM   #13
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Rocklobster, If you have a Foodsaver, vac pack the cheese from now on with that - smells do not permeate that stuff! I tested it, when I first got a Foodsaver, by crushing some garlic, and sealing it in a small bag. The stuff got bad, and fermented, yet the smell did not permeate the plastic. Plus, cheese stays good for what seems like forever, when I vacuum pack it - never once had any get moldy.

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