It tends to develop an obvious “sour” smell and taste.
Ready to eat products are harder to tell because of the flavoured ingredients.
Although there may be some odour when spoiled, they should not be used after the best before date.
How do I read the best before dates?
For all organic tofu the best before date is printed with year-month-day, for example, 2014-07-12.
For ready to eat products it’s only the month and day. So it looks like JN30.
However some customers have found the printing too small so we will be changing that soon. Stay tuned.
My recipe calls for pressing the tofu. What is that?
Pressing refers to draining excess water from the tofu to change the texture or consistency.
Also removing water before freezing tofu helps prevent ice from forming both on the outside and inside of the tofu.
Take tofu out of package and place it on 2 sheets of paper towel folded in half and placed on top of one another.
Then lay two more sheets of paper towelling folded in half on top of the tofu.
Place a heavy object, such as a book, on top, make sure it covers the full block.
The weight needs to be heavy enough to press out the moisture, but not so heavy that the tofu collapses.
Let the tofu drain for a minimum of 15 minutes. Remove the weight and discard the paper towelling.