Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:17
Lesley, we buy the " perfectly ripe" brie, leave it about a fortnight past its date, then leave it out overnight before eating it. Yum. I hate cold cheese.
We do the same - and also with our local Norfolk Binham Blue and Stilton. They live on top of the garage fridge while maturing, rather than inside it And as for yoghurt, creme fraiche, cream etc - we always have the 'past sell by' stuff from the farm shop and then I'll happily use it quite a while afterwards - sniff it first - if it doesn't smell foul then I'll taste it - if it tastes ok then we use it.
It's jolly chilly here too - indoor jobs are being seen to - trying to sort out the upstairs study that has lots of the Aged P's paperwork as well as our own, then became a general dumping ground when the builders arrived.