5. Hard Cheese
I never finished all of my old nippy cheddar before the expiry date. Then before I know it, little green patches were forming along the edges of my favorite snack. However, I’ve learned from food research that if even under those circumstances, I still have four weeks left until it spoils completely. Hard cheese is one of the most resilient dairy products on the market.
However, there are a couple of winning tips to keep in mind. First, if you have small traces of mold growing on the outside of your hard cheese, be sure to remove it before snacking on the unaffected parts. Also, remember that this advice doesn’t apply to soft cheeses, like brie. They have a much shorter shelf life, and they should never be consumed after their expiry dates. Nasty bacteria and other microbes can leave you with a terrible case of food poisoning.