Stinky Fridge 2
Attack of the stinky cheese man has happened again in our fridge. I am not so sure which is the culprit this time, though it could be the ancient Morbier. However, they seem to taste so much better when they get stinkier, that I don't have the courage to throw them out.
Thus, last night, I thought I'd really come up with a great idea.
I took out a used yogurt cup, washed it carefully, dried it and added a tablespoon of ground coffee.
'Perfect!' I thought. 'The coffee will absorb the odors, and smell like good coffee. How could I be wrong?'
Well, I am, once again.
Now our fridge smells like old coffee grounds AND poopy cheese. Kind of a mélange of dirty diaper and exploding kitchen garbage can.
Note***= If anyone feels the need to send a care package our way, please include about 10 plain (non-self-lighting) charcoal briquettes. I am afraid that is all that will work, and unfortunately, I have no access to them here in Paris.
Had a cheese course with dinner tonight. Found out the Sognier Chevre that was so un-chevre-y was the reason the fridge stank. It also had ripened to the point of being weirdly peppery and tasting just kind of awful. Into the poubelle it went, along with an emmental that tasted like rubberall. But, the vielle comté was delish, and the Brillat-Saverin once again did not disappoint. Creamy and light and tangy (just slight)--this cheese is Super Fantastic!
Oh, and I've found that charcoal works much better than bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) as a fridge deoderizer. 2 or 3 Briquettes in a coffee mug at the back--change maybe once a year, and no stink. Dr. B can explain the chemistry, but I really just care that the fridge is fresh.