Sorry to ask a food question here but no other place. MC is back up but I can't find my password.How long can grated cheese be left out of the fridge before going bad? Is 4 1/2 hours too long? I bought some tonight for a cooking thing I'm doing w/a patient at work tomorrow. (we will make english muffin pizzas) However, when I got home tonight I forgot to put the cheese in the fridge, and I just realized my error.OI'm going to get new cheese for the work cooking, to ensure the patient's health and the others who may eat the item, but just wondering if you think this is unsafe for me? The indoor temp here is presently 73 degrees Thanks!
God Made Man, Sam Colt Made Him Equal.Jason
Parmesan really doesn't have to be refrigerated. Growing up my parents would just cut off the outter edges and we'd eat it, even if it was thickly encrusted in mold... Just cut off the mold, the inner part was fine. --Ray
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