How does mold grow on cheese?

Answer Mold is a fungus that can grow on many surfaces, including foods. There are more than 100,000 types of molds--some are considered harmless and beneficial to cultivate certain cheeses, such as bleu ... Read More »

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How long does it take for mold to grow on cheese?

Different varieties of cheeses take different amounts of time to grow mold. Soft cheeses grow mold within a week; semi-soft cheeses such as mozzarella take two to three weeks; firm cheeses like che... Read More »

Which grows mold, white cheese or yellow cheese?

Both yellow and white cheese grow mold. Certain types of white cheese, such as Gorgonzola and Roquefort, are hard cheeses that are supposed to have mold. Soft cheeses, like cheddar and mozzarella,... Read More »

Is cheese mold bad for you?

Not all mold on cheese is bad for you; in fact, some cheeses are made from mold, such as blue and Gorgonzola. However, it is not recommended that you eat the mold. For hard cheeses, such as cheddar... Read More »

Why does cheese mold?

Finding mold growth on a package of cheese you just opened a week earlier can be disheartening. Mold attaches to any number of foods, but cheese is a common victim.PropertiesCheese provides mold wi... Read More »