If you notice a spot of mold on your cheese, what should you do? It depends on the type of cheese. Molds are used to make some kinds of cheese, such as Roquefort and Gorgonzola. These molds are safe to eat.
With hard cheese, such as cheddar, it is safe to eat if you cut away the moldy part. Trim off at least one inch of cheese around and below all moldy spots.
If you see mold on a soft, shredded, crumbled or sliced cheese, like cream cheese or cottage cheese, throw that cheese away.