Is All Cheese Made from Mold?
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Cheese is made of mold.
Truth and Fiction. For this one, we got in touch with Simon Lehrer, cheesemonger at The Wine Vendor, and a human encyclopedia of all things cheese.
His solution: Sort of. “The cheese is made from milk, yet after that mold and mildew can set up either outside (like on any of the white cheeses that you see such as Brie or Camembert, that flowering white peel is mold and mildew) or on the inside (when you see the little bits of blue in blue cheese, that’s mold also). Nonetheless, the majority of cheeses do not have mold, and of those that do, it’s much less than 10% of the cheese.”