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Why does parm cheese need --K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
24th Jun '13

to be refrigerated?



We have a tiny bit left but I think it has been out for like three or four days :/



I have no way to the store or any other cheese either.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16205 posts
status 24th Jun '13

It just lasts longer if it's refrigerated. Why can't you store it there?

Bright Light Due October 31 (girl); 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 5 posts
24th Jun '13

it doesnt have to be unless it has been refrigerated before and thats only because refrigerating it causes it to draw moistor(spelling) which if left sitting out can cause bacteria growth....

loser mom Due June 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10945 posts
status 24th Jun '13

ehh.. doesn't all dairy need to stay in the fridge??

sknymnie Hubert, nc, United States 15150 posts
24th Jun '13

Q: How should my Parmesan Grated Cheese be stored once it has been opened?



A: It is NOT necessary to refrigerate opened product, however, refrigeration will help to ensure the best flavor and quality of the product.
http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/products/p-r/kraft100parmesangratedcheese.aspx

Bright Light Due October 31 (girl); 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 5 posts
24th Jun '13

dairy does have to stay in the fridge if it is raw ie milk, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, yogurt..... but parm cheese has been completely dehydrated so its no longer raw.....

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
24th Jun '13

:shock: I have never refrigerated our parmesan cheese, my parents didn't when I was growing up, until this moment I didn't know that anybody did! LOL. News to me! (BTW, our parmesan cheese has always been fine to eat without being refrigerated, never been sick from it or anything and throw out by the expiration date)

loser mom Due June 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10945 posts
status 24th Jun '13
Quoting Bright Light:" dairy does have to stay in the fridge if it is raw ie milk, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, yogurt..... but parm cheese has been completely dehydrated so its no longer raw....."


Oh! I did not know that. :) Interesting.

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
24th Jun '13

Oh okay. We always have because it says to on the container lol. At least that's why I do.



It has been previously refrigerated so I think I'll call it a loss. I'm kind of weird about food and things like that.

Lisa Lyon Due December 3 (boy); 3 kids; Nashville, Tennessee 455 posts
24th Jun '13

I read this SO wrong! Ha I thought it said 'why does porn and cheese need'. Ha but anyway I think it'll be fine...we have left it out before a day or two and still used it. But I wouldn't re refridgerate it.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
24th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" :shock: I have never refrigerated our parmesan cheese, my parents didn't when I was growing up, until ... [snip!] ... always been fine to eat without being refrigerated, never been sick from it or anything and throw out by the expiration date)"</blockquote>




My parents actually keep it in the freezer

♥ Jen ♥ 5 kids; Shawnee, Kansas 9056 posts
24th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" :shock: I have never refrigerated our parmesan cheese, my parents didn't when I was growing up, until ... [snip!] ... always been fine to eat without being refrigerated, never been sick from it or anything and throw out by the expiration date)"</blockquote>



Yep we are the same. Its in the cabinet.



Now they do sell a parm cheese that is in refrigerated section. That one is fresh and needs to be refrigerated.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo
♥ Jen ♥ 5 kids; Shawnee, Kansas 9056 posts
24th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" Lol WTF? My Dad sometimes keeps bread in the freezer. I don't get it!"</blockquote>




We freeze bread we aren't using. We buy it when on sale and stock up.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
26th Jun '13

I assume you are talking about the real stuff and not the stuff in the shaker.
The real stuff will be ok on your counter.