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How do I tell when stinky cheese is bad?

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How do I tell when stinky cheese is bad?

redthong | Jan 31, 2009 04:45 PM

I have long been puzzled by how to determine whether a soft, mostly whitish, smelly-when-fresh cheese has turned bad. Cheddar or swiss with mold I can recognize. But what about Gorgonzola, domestic blue, or something else with a distinctive odor and a mold streak when it's fresh? Assuming soft or semi-soft cheese is well packaged (Saran, or Saran and foil) and refrigerated, how long can I keep it?

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