Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, cheesecake, like a lot of other dairy products, usually has a sell by date, which is simply the last date that it should be sold, or a best by date which the manufacturer sets to guarantee product quality, not a date by which the product must be consumed. Because of this distinction, you may safely enjoy it even after its sell by date or best by date has lapsed. Make the cheesecake pictured, aptly labeled by Kraft as "our best cheesecake".
How to tell if Cheesecake is bad, rotten or spoiled?
Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent food born illness.
Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your cheesecake has gone bad. While fresh cheesecake has a creamy yellow color and a moist texture, it will begin to dry out and develop tan or brown edges. The crust will become overly moist and wet as it absorbs liquid leaking from the cake.
There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods, so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!
How to store Cheesecake to extend its shelf life?
You can help cheesecake keep fresh longer by storing it in your refrigerator at 40°F or lower immediately after purchase and every use. Keep your cheesecake tightly covered to keep out moisture and other contaminants. Because bacteria grows more rapidly in moist environments, cheesecake does not keep as long as hard cheeses and can develop mold.
For a long-term option, you can freeze cheesecake without a change to its quality.
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.
Interesting facts about Cheesecake:
How long is Cheesecake good for when prepared in a dish?
How long does cheesecake last? That depends. How long does jam last? In general, foods last only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient that they are mixed with.
What are our shelf life resources?
In determining how long Cheesecake lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Cheesecake.
*An important note about expiration dates...
Although the Cheesecake shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care prefessional. Please eat responsibly!