Originally Posted by Ola_
I would eat it too. I have to say I'm kind of surprised at how many people would toss stuff out when it's left out of the fridge overnight. Maybe it's because I grew up in eastern Europe where fridges were very small and only stored meat and eggs. Anything else (including our raw milk) was kept in a "cold room" pantry or just stayed on the counter/stove. Cakes and soups would never get put in the fridge - heck, you couldn't even fit a soup pot inside there!
Yeah, I have to say ten years in Eurasia pretty much did it for me.
I wouldn't serve anything even moderately questionable to guests! I am afraid to even serve chicken.
I'll be thinking it's a little pink until it's black!
|But way back when wasn't the whole point of making cheese to preserve milk so it would last longer at room temperature?
Cream cheese is one of the less-cultured cheeses, a post-preservation technique that was evolved, I think, for pastries and the like. I'm not sure that cream cheese would last sitting out as long as, say, Camembert or sharp cheddar, kwim?