Examples: Cottage cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, Brie, mozzarella, Neufchâtel, feta, Gorgonzola, Camembert
What's the fridge life? "Soft, less-mature cheeses will go bad much more quickly than the hard or semi-hards," Freier said. "I would be very careful eating them even one to two weeks after their expiration date. These cheeses have so much moisture inside them, they are kind of like ticking time bombs. So you should eat them quickly!"
How to store it: "You can store your soft cheeses much like the semi-hards and hards. One easy way to seal it off from a lot of airflow -- but keep a little bit -- is to put your soft cheeses in a little Tupperware container or plastic jar."
How to tell if it's gone bad: "With these soft cheeses, you really don't want any mold at all. This is where they are different from the other cheeses. Any sign of mold, and you probably want to toss the whole thing, just to be safe. So, don't try to cut it off. Just accept it." But obviously the mold test is not applicable to soft blues. Just use your judgment.