Asked on Feb 08, 2018

What would cause a "Parmesan cheese" like odor in my cottage?

PAULINE
by PAULINE
I just arrived at my cottage in Florida. My winter home. I have an odor, that smells like Parmesan cheese, and I cannot locate it. any suggestions?

  3 answers
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Feb 08, 2018
    SO GROSS !!! Sounds like maybe the fridge wasn't cleaned properly?

    • PAULINE PAULINE on Feb 08, 2018
      Thank you for your answer. We did have the hurricane this past summer. The light were out for several days. Had my neighbor, throw everything out of my fridge. It was clean and empty when I got here. Its a newer fridge, (Kenmore) side by side, I couldnt find how to check the the evaporation tray. Called sears, they suggested I get a service call, For $89. I said I would figure it out myself. I'm 75 years old, widow. But I did it. Took the lower back cardboard cover off, could see the tray, but lots of wires from the back. So I forced the front grill off, and there it was behind the water dispenser filter. Couldnt pull it out. So I filled my turkey baster with clorox clean up, and squirted into the tray. Right now, I think that was it, and explains why, I would smell it in the front room sometimes. Probably when the fan kicked on. I will wait now, for someone to visit that can get down on their knees to see it better. Thank you again.

  • Bijous Bijous on Feb 08, 2018
    It's possible you have mold. Have a HVAC company come clean out the vents. Also check around the fridge and dishwasher for any leaks. Good luck.

  • Eil22229440 Eil22229440 on Feb 08, 2018
    It probably self-destroyed...leaving the odor. Get a strong odor-removing spray. Use it generously ... then leave the home for several hours or longer. When you return, open windows. Somehow night air works well. To feel safe use a stick to hold the window open. Put bells or other noise maker on it,. so you'll hear if it falls or is tampered with.