Brie unopened from Christmas, 10 days 'out of date'. Use or not?

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We recently had some brie on its last "use by" date. It was still solid... I'm not a fan of strong cheese, and I'm usually over-careful about dates, but brie is one thing that I think you can add weeks to in most cases!

ivykaty44 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:43:12

Get it out of the fridge and let it ripen in a cool place for a day or two - then it will be ready to eat.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Mon 14-Jan-13 20:40:55

If it is growing a beard, cut it off and then EAT it! grin

Unless it is growing a beard, EAT it.

OmgATalkingOnion Mon 14-Jan-13 13:10:15

I know it's a bit weird re apricotsgrin (they're on the top)confused.

It was a posh one <impulse buyblush>from Sainsbury's for Christmas which is why I'm esp loathe to waste it.

hatgirl Mon 14-Jan-13 13:01:36

Apricots in Brie? confused Thats a new one on me.

If it was normal unadulterated brie I would say don't eat it... leave it for at least another 10 days and it should be just about edible grin

OmgATalkingOnion Mon 14-Jan-13 12:57:23

Ooh thanks for all repliessmile We still didn't get the chance to eat it after all yesterday so it's continuing to ferment.

Catpuss you sell chesses? I wouldn't be able to keep my paws off the stock if that were megrin

Jojobump1986 Sun 13-Jan-13 19:05:50

Pretty sure it'll do irreparable damage to your digestive system. They put those dates on for a reason. After the date the food becomes a health hazard. It really needs to be disposed of safely... I can help with that! wink grin

SanityClause Sun 13-Jan-13 19:04:31

I am still working my way through my Christmas cheese. I have some Brie, which was well and truly ripe at Christmas time - it's the type with a plastic guard around it to keep it all from oozing all over the place, when you open it.

It's lovely!

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Sun 13-Jan-13 19:01:04

If it looks ok and smells ok then eat it! Sell by dates are absolutely pointless on cheese. I sell waxed cheeses, with 2-3 months sell by dates, which in actuality will still be completely edible in 2 YEARS time. Soft cheeses will ripen, and will eventually go beyond what most people would eat, but this will be WELL BEYOND the date on the packet!
The only thing I would say is that having fruit in, the fruit might well begin fermenting, and make the cheese taste boozy. We have this problem with the cheddars and wensleydales with cranberries and apricots in. In that case, I would recommend binning.

thenightsky Sun 13-Jan-13 18:56:11

Is it full size wheel? I'd cut it into quarters and inspect it for green mould. If it's ok, then freeze 3 quarters and eat the remaining quarter now.

hugoagogo Sun 13-Jan-13 18:55:48

Why would they put apricots in Brie? confused

bunjies Sun 13-Jan-13 18:53:26

Eat the bastard. Or I'll have it if you're squeamish <hopeful>.

HollaAtMeBaby Sun 13-Jan-13 18:43:48

EAT IT!

Eat it

MirandaWest Sun 13-Jan-13 18:41:50

I'll eat it for you smile

Tigglette Sun 13-Jan-13 18:39:06

No, don't eat it. Send it to me! grin

duchesse Sun 13-Jan-13 18:26:31

If purchased in the UK, it should be nearly good enough to eat by now. grin French-bought brie tends to be a little riper even on the shelf but even then I'd eat 1 week "post-dates". Probably a month or two tbh.

mrsvilliers Sun 13-Jan-13 18:18:34

Ooh it'll probably taste really good!

TheMysteryCat Sun 13-Jan-13 15:59:10

Bake it in the oven like you would Camembert and nosh with French bread and wine!

OmgATalkingOnion Sun 13-Jan-13 15:56:29

Well that's my logic too trillssmile It's a posh one with apricots on it too.

I notice in France they give chees a much longer eat by date.

Trills Sun 13-Jan-13 15:55:04

Eat it.

Cheese is already "off".

OmgATalkingOnion Sun 13-Jan-13 15:48:20

sad I've just remembered it lurking at the back of the fridge. Oh dear...Say 3 Jan on it.

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