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A really, really dumb question about fresh mozzarella

Clarissa | Nov 7, 200508:55 AM

I'm making a lasagna in advance. The mozzarella I've purchased has a sell-by date which is the day before I'm planning on serving the lasagna. In the past, I've found that the fresh mozzarella I've bought from this place starts to turn pretty quickly, sometimes even the day before the stamped date.

Here's my question: If I bake the dish in advance, does that stop the progress of the cheese ripening, or whatever it might be called? In other words, does cooking stop fresh milk products from going sour?

I hope the answer is yes, since I'm baking it a couple of days before the date. And, if you feel my question is really dumb, please refrain from telling me that I'm too stupid to be allowed near kitchen tools.

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