Has anyone experienced smelly Ghee? I’m sure a fresh tin I’ve just opened still in date by a year but smells bit cheesy!?? 🙄🙁

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Damian Green
about 1 month

Thanks @Arthur vdH - makes sense, and it doesn’t smell once it’s been cooked with a while. Cheers!! 👍👍

Arthur vdH
about 1 month

That’s the smell my home-made ghee develops when I keep it outside the refridgerator @Damian Green . But young Brie though, not ripe.

I’d still use it unless it smelled really foul. The way I see it: ghee is butter with all the water evaporated out and the milk sugars caramelised and filtrated out. It’s basically sterilised fat with some aromatics. If you keep it in a properly sterilised jar and use clean spoons to scoop out what you need, all it’s going to do is oxidise a bit. Any molds or bacteria would be killed during preparation. You’re not going to have any harmful contamination unless you introduce it afterwards.

But hey: maybe you stumbled onto something new when you left some Brie near your ghee: Brieghee! :-)

Damian Green
about 1 month

Not sweet @Arthur vdH more a little ...sour ??

Damian Green
about 1 month

I’ve used Ghee loads @Hari Ghotra but I’ve never noticed this before. Strong cheesy like Brie/Camembert. Don’t wanna waste it!?? Xx

Hari Ghotra
about 1 month

It does have an aroma to it @Damian Green

hvondrus
about 1 month

@Damian Green i think too it supp to smell little rancid. i mix mine w vegetable oil so that the strong flavor does not go in the dishes...

Arthur vdH
about 1 month

I think it’s supposed to smell like that @Damian Green . It smells kinda caramelly sweet when I make it myself too. So long as it’s not a “what the h€ died in there” kind of smell, I think you’re OK. Trust me, you’ll recognize the smell of rancid fat 🤢