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Got moldy cheese?

Updated: 06-30-2011

You might not have to toss out cheese that has mold on it. If you spot mold on harder hunks of cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan or romano, you can salvage the cheese. Just cut away the moldy part and at least 1 inch of surrounding cheese. But discard any soft cheeses that have mold, including feta, ricotta, cottage and cream cheeses, or any cheese that is shredded, crumbled or sliced.