promotion image of download ymail app
Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 7 years ago

How old does something have to be, to be considered aged.?

I am not actually sure if the FDA governs this label or not but if they do I would be interested to know the length of time that must pass before a food item could be considered aged. For example aged parmesean cheese or aged vanilla in a&w root beer.

3 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Different things age differently. For example, a hunk of beef is usually aged for 30 days in a dry aging process. But, some alcoholic beverages are aged for months or even years. Tequila must be aged in oak barrels for between 2 months and 1 year to be considered aged (they call it reposado, or rested). And, a tequila that's aged more than 1 year is called anejo. But, some cheeses are aged for decades, as are some balsamic vinegars.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    With cheeses it can range from weeks to months. In the cheese chillers their cheese tasters will regularly take a sample with a plug tool and the will have a taste of the inside and decide whether it is ripe enough and replace the plug


    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 7 years ago

    That would depend on the item. Even different meats and cheeses age differently.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.