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Does butter go off?

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supercee Sat 11-Apr-20 11:59:11

I have half a pack of unsalted butter in the fridge that I was going to use for a cheesecake but the exp date is Feb of this year.

It looks ok and no obvious smell, would you carry on?

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FlamingoAndJohn Sat 11-Apr-20 12:01:17

If it doesn’t smell then crack on. I’d let it come to room temperature first though.
I keep my butter in a butter dish on the side and it’s fine.

BuffaloCauliflower Sat 11-Apr-20 12:02:26

If it’s been in the fridge it’ll be fine for months, possibly longer but I’ve never tried. I never look at the dates. Left out on the side in heat it can go rancid but not in the fridge.

Watto1 Sat 11-Apr-20 12:02:30

You can smell rancid butter a mile off so yours will be ok.

supercee Sat 11-Apr-20 12:04:51

Thanks all. I'm not usually a date stresser, just give any food a sniff but wasn't too sure on the old butter. I'll crack on.

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