All I can think about is bread and cheese, and particularly goat cheese aagh! So today on the on-line shop I ordered some goats cheese ('Butlers Kidderton Ash Goats Cheese' - not chevre) made from pasteurised milk but it has a 'silky white coat'- will this be ok?
Also wasn't clear from the picture on the website but got some 'Fivemiletown Creamery Ballyoak', also made from pasteurised milk, but now that I've opened it there's a white rind on it... what to do??? I am dying to eat it!!!
Done some reading around and I think the issue is not with pasteurisation but with the mould-ripening process afterwards which provides the perfect environment for bacteria (BTW most of the cheeses at Waitrose (brie, camembert) are pasteurised).
NO. Sorry. It's not fine. The fact that its pasteurised is irrelevant - if it has a soft rind then it is mould-ripened and not safe for exactly the reasons that Shmoo describes. The NHS website is really clear on this.
Sorry. Bake it or grill it in toast until it's bubbling.
Sorry Shmoo, just realised that you're the OP and that you'd found your answer. Incidentally, I've just googled the cheese and looked at a pic and that is definitely a mould-ripened rind on it. This question comes up a lot and there's a lot of confusion.