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If I buy a large jar of Stilton that says eat within 3 days ......

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mosschops30 Thu 02-Dec-10 18:50:14

how long can I expevt it to last for without killing me?

I love it sooo much, but no way I can eat a whole jar to myself in 3 days. But at £5 a jar I dont want to waste it either

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 18:51:01

You buy stilton in jars??

Desiderata Thu 02-Dec-10 18:52:10

Stilton usually has a really long shelf life. Pay noooooooooo attention to it.

Crackers, anyone?

mosschops30 Thu 02-Dec-10 18:52:24

Not normally, its a christmas edition one that I had at MIL's last year and its out again.
Its the best stilton in the world, soft and spreadable ...mmmm
I say jar, more like a clay pot type thingy

mylifewithstrangers Thu 02-Dec-10 18:58:05

Ah OK. I'd go along with Desi, Stilton keeps for ages, in fact the softer and pongier it is the better. I've got some lurking at the back of the fridge (contemplates stilton & crackers, drool). Anyhow all that bacteria stuff - got to be good bacteria surely, more likely to do your gut good No?? wink

mosschops30 Thu 02-Dec-10 19:10:27

but dh reckons as its soft cheese it will be bad to eat outside of recommended dates. Most stilton is hard no?? The one I normally buy is

Desiderata Thu 02-Dec-10 19:36:20

I guess that must be true, otherwise they wouldn't have given it a short sell by day.

Best get some crackers in!

Desiderata Thu 02-Dec-10 19:36:34

.. and mouth spray wink

Simbacatlives Thu 02-Dec-10 19:39:41

I found an unopened one in may in fridge. Dated early january- was yummy

ChippedChinaTeacup Thu 02-Dec-10 19:40:06

Ohhh I love that kind of stilton, hardly ever see it tho.. can I ask where it's from?

And just eat it, ignore the instructions, lol

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 02-Dec-10 19:41:53

Stilton lasts for ages. Just keep eating it until it is gone. Do not surrender to the tyranny of the label, use your common sense and if you think it is past it then stop eating it.

PavlovtheCat Thu 02-Dec-10 19:46:53

I find it so funny when stuff like stilton has a 3 day use by date. It is MOuLD ffs! It is matured over a long period of time (should be anyway, or is that something else?) the older the better i say grin.

But then, if I get a block of cheese from the fridge that has mould on it that is not meant to be there, i cut it off and eat the rest anyway.

mosschops30 Thu 02-Dec-10 20:14:47

pavlov I do that with normal hard cheese, but always think stuff like this is more dodgy.
Its from sainsburys in a large clay jar type thing

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 02-Dec-10 23:33:54

Acording to here, stilton will keep for a few weeks, and the flavour will mature.

BonniePrinceBilly Thu 02-Dec-10 23:36:29

Its blue cheese. Its off to begin with, thats the point.
Ignore the label, it lies like a rug.

4merlyknownasSHD Fri 03-Dec-10 10:06:36

I used to buy half a stilton (yes, almost 4 kgs) at the end of november and keep it cool in the attic until Christmas. Then it came into the dining room and stayed there until it was eaten, probably at the end of January (under a cover, but not in the fridge). It was fairly pongy at the end, and the flavour used to start to rasp the tongue, but that is when you can start to use it for Blue Cheese Quiche or soup (it mellows the flavour if you cook it).

mosschops30 Fri 03-Dec-10 14:35:10

ooh Im getting quite excited at the possibilty of actually buying it. Im just terrified of getting some evil cheese poisoning and ending up on ITU with work colleagues looking at my lady bits grin

dion I love that website, stilton and beans on toast ...who would have thought it.

Actually with those recipes I could probably get through it in 3 days grin

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