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Cheese

Brie

A soft cows’ milk cheese, named after the French region of Brie, that is pale in color with a grayish-white edible rind. The interior has a soft spreadable consistency when served at room…

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Cheddar Tip

Select sharp cheddar when using packaged shredded cheese from recipes that you’d like to have a bolder flavor. If you will be shredding cheese at home from bulk cheddar, you can choose from mild,…

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Cheese Grater Cleanup

When grating blocks of cheese, I spray the grater with nonstick cooking spray. The grated cheese seems to flow right off, and there’s a lot less waste. Cleanup is a breeze, too. —Rochelle…

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Cheese Provides Calcium

Cheese is a good source of calcium. A 1-ounce serving can provide up to 20% of the daily recommendations.

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Cheese Tip

Select sharp cheddar when using packaged shredded cheese for recipes that you'd like to have a bolder flavor. If you will be shredding cheese at home from bulk cheddar, you can choose from mild,…

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Freeze Cheese Before Shredding

Before shredding soft cheeses like mozzarella, I put the cheese in the freezer for about 30 minutes. I’ve found this makes it easier to shred, and the cheese doesn’t stick to the grater. —Cheryl…

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Fresh Mozzarella Facts

Compared to the more firm texture of most commercially produced mozzarella, fresh mozzarella is soft and moist. The flavor is mild, delicate and somewhat milky. Fresh mozzarella is usually shaped…

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Goat Cheese

A soft, easily spread cheese with a distinctively tangy flavor made from the milk of goats. Goat cheese is often found in Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisines. Common varieties include chevre,…

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Gorgonzola

An Italian cheese from the blue cheese family that is cream-yellow in color with characteristic blue veins. Like blue cheese, it has a bold flavor and crumbles easily, making it a good addition to…

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Gouda Cheese

A famous semi-firm creamy yellow Dutch cheese that can be mild or pungent in flavor. Gouda is usually found wrapped in a red wax rind and often served as a dessert cheese with fruit, on…

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Grating Cheese is in the Bag

When I shred a block of cheese, I place the base of my box grater inside a rolled-down gallon-size plastic bag. When I've finished grating the entire block, I just pull out the grater, unroll the…

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Nonstick Cheese Slicer

Sometimes my cheese slicer sticks when cutting through soft cheeses like Velveeta. To prevent this, I spritz the roller bar with a little bit of nonstick cooking spray. It works like a charm.…

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Parmesan Pointers

When a recipe calls for shredded Parmesan cheese, use the cheese found in bags in the grocery store dairy section. Shredded Parmesan is often used in salads or soups where the shreds make a pretty…

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Reduced-fat and fat-free cheese

Reduced-fat cheese products refer to products that contain at least 25% less fat than the original version. These products can be used in most recipes that are heated or melted. Fat-free cheese…

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Shred and Freeze Cheese

It’s usually cheaper to buy cheese in blocks than in shredded form. So I purchase large quantities of cheddar, Monterey Jack and mozzarella, then shred them myself in my food processor. I store…

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The History of Feta

FETA is a white, salty, semi-firm cheese. Traditionally it was made from sheep or goat's milk but is now also made with cow's milk. After feta is formed in a special mold, it's sliced into large…

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