How long can you leave cheese out of the refrigerator?

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asked Apr 17 in Other-Food Drink by Naamal09654 (320 points)
How long can you leave cheese out of the refrigerator?

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answered Apr 17 by lulumeon (22,730 points)
To keep cheese fresh you should only leave the cheese out of the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

If you're not using the cheese within 2 hours then refrigerate it to prevent any problems with the cheese going bad.

I only leave cheese out of the refrigerator if I'm gonna be eating it or using it for cooking within a few minutes and if not I leave it in the refrigerator.

I used to leave cheese out longer until I found some maggots in a block of cheese I left on the counter for 5 hours.

So be aware that if you have flies hanging around your house that the flies could put maggots in your cheese if if left out too long.

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