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    does Parmesan REALLY have to ocme from italy?

    https://roscontrol.com/journal/tests...est-parmezana/
    the numbers they got, all local cheeses, are not to high. but one thing at least is goo. no palm oil or other -substitutes- were found in any of the cheeses tested. it is obvious that the taste of milk makes a difference. ripening in a cave or -only- cellar makes also a difference. and of course age. which is a big problem still in Russia. which producer has the money, space and time to keep a few 1000 heads of cheese for 3 or 4 or 5 years? it will come in time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    https://roscontrol.com/journal/tests...est-parmezana/
    the numbers they got, all local cheeses, are not to high. but one thing at least is goo. no palm oil or other -substitutes- were found in any of the cheeses tested. it is obvious that the taste of milk makes a difference. ripening in a cave or -only- cellar makes also a difference. and of course age. which is a big problem still in Russia. which producer has the money, space and time to keep a few 1000 heads of cheese for 3 or 4 or 5 years? it will come in time...
    It never will.

    The hard cheese here rots after 2-3 weeks. Something isn't right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    It never will.

    The hard cheese here rots after 2-3 weeks. Something isn't right.
    how and where do you store your cheese?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    how and where do you store your cheese?
    fridge.

    how do you store your cheese? ;b

    i currently have a massive crop of basil growing and was looking forward to making/having fresh pesto. but i ran out of good parmesan and had to buy russian stuff. bleh. not only is it tasteless and off color, it just gets moldy after a week in the fridge. its strange. i always bring tons of cheese with me when i fly in. we are talking kilos. and it doesnt get bad. but russian cheese always does after a few weeks. maybe russian cheese is really, really fresh and without perservatives. or maybe western bought cheese is fake ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    fridge.

    how do you store your cheese? ;b

    i currently have a massive crop of basil growing and was looking forward to making/having fresh pesto. but i ran out of good parmesan and had to buy russian stuff. bleh. not only is it tasteless and off color, it just gets moldy after a week in the fridge. its strange. i always bring tons of cheese with me when i fly in. we are talking kilos. and it doesnt get bad. but russian cheese always does after a few weeks. maybe russian cheese is really, really fresh and without perservatives. or maybe western bought cheese is fake ...
    no, western cheese is not a fake and Russian cheese is neither. but look at the FIT numbers. that is the -fat in dry mass- that is how the -quality- of cheese is being measured. and to give an -uniform- sort of guide what is fat cheese, low fat cheese, and the likes. if you store cheese in fridge it should be vacuumed.the refrigerator contains moisture and that will of course make mold grow. but the -older- and -dryer - the cheese is, the less mold will grow. Italian Parmesan, because it is also shipped over the world and not kept in best of storage conditions, contains most probably a -mold inhibitor -, the same as most bread mixes have.... that is why bread with these - fancy mixes - will last longer without getting moldy. and that is also the reason why -local - bread has a sell by date of 72 hours... BILLA's house brand bread, has a sell by date of only 2 days, wonder what it all contains, or better not know... hard to find, most probably in METRO only DSHUGAS (ONE SPELLING,- Jshugas might be another one, THERE ARE OTHERS AS WELL) Parmesan from Latvia. we used it on the ships already years ago....http://lifeinriga.com/cheese-latvia/ here is a link and also some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    no, western cheese is not a fake and Russian cheese is neither.
    i stopped reading right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    how and where do you store your cheese?
    i looked it up, cuz maybe i thought i was doing it wrong.

    here is what google says-

    How long can you keep cheese in the fridge?

    about six weeks

    Hard Cheeses
    When stored properly in the fridge, an unopened package can last between two and four months. An opened package of Parmesan or block of cheddar, however, is good for about six weeks in the fridge.

    Once opened, hard cheese is generally safe to eat for six weeks.

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