Consume within 3 days

What a waste.

I buy a mature cheese: “After opening consume within 3 days”. How could a cheese possibly go bad after 3 days? I might put it in the oven or under my armpit to make it rot, but even then I would only have to cut off the bit that had gone a bit rotten. Did nobody tell the people who wrote this that cheese was invented to preserve the goodness from bad times to good?

A month later, and I’m still happily hacking off a bit now and then.

But lots of (quite rightly careful) people would have thrown it away weeks ago because they have never had the opportunity to discover anything different – and that indeed I am waiting for the cheese to actually improve with time!

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