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Questions tagged [cheese]

Questions about the identification, use, storage, and sometimes production of cheese.

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Non-melting processed cheese: what's it made of?

I got a Hickory Farms box over the holidays (as a gift), and it included a brick of "smoked cheddar/swiss", a processed cheese that was "naturally" smoked. Yesterday we decided to use it on baked ...
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How do you know moldy cheese is not spoiled?

This question made some people laugh, but I think it is a serious issue. There are types of cheese on which mold is cultivated, such as Rocfort cheese. Unfortumately, some harmful mold may grow on ...
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How long can I store pierogi filling with raw eggs in farmers cheese? [duplicate]

How long will raw eggs and farmers cheese keep in the refrigerator? I was planning to make pierogi and mixed up raw eggs and farmers cheese in advance. It's been 4 or 5 days in the back of a pretty ...
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How to make Brie En Croute less rich/cheesy?

I prepared Brie En Croute using 1/2 of a 16.9oz/480g round of Brie and a single layer of frozen puff pastry dough. I also added a few dollops of apricot preserves inside. When wrapped, the pastry ...
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What cheeses make for good gifts? [closed]

Someone I know really likes cheese, so in lieu of any other ideas, and because there is a local market having a cheese event in the near future, I'm considering getting him cheese as a gift. The ...
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Can ricotta cheese be frozen? If yes then how long it keep in freezer?

Can ricotta cheese be frozen to store for a long time.If yes than how long we keep ricotta in freezer.
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Homemade cream cheese

I like to make no bake cheese cake when I checked few blogs and I got to know that cream cheese is important for this but I don't have cream cheese in the nearby shops. When I further started ...
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Substitutes for provolone and cacciacavallo cheese in the UK [duplicate]

What can I use as an alternative to provolone and cacciacavallo cheese in the UK? Both have been difficult for me to find here.
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Is there a way to treat any firm cheese so that it can be fried?

Something like halloumi can be fried directly, other firm cheeses melt before it's done. Can they be treated somehow so that they don't melt too soon?
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Is there a replacement for cheese on pizza?

How can I make pizza without cheese? Isn't cheese the most important thing on pizza? It allows pizza toppings to stay in place. I tried without cheese, and on bread, but the toppings did not stay in ...
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How can I maximize the cheese flavor in my pizza?

I am using the best cheese that I can buy, but my pizzas still don't have much of a cheese flavor. Is it something that I'm doing wrong, or has the cheese changed?
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Making pizza toppings stay intact without using cheese

I am going to be following this recipe to make my pizza dough https://tasty.co/recipe/2-ingredient-dough-pizza However, I have just realised we ran out of cheese. I have processed cheese slices but I ...
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Aging cheese contaminates levain

I took my levain from the fridge, fed it and put it in the counter, besides a cheese which is aging. The levain pot had no lid and the cheese has a cloth mesh over it. One day later the levain did not ...
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Can you use mascarpone in place of ricotta?

Can you substitute mascarpone for ricotta cheese?
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What is the flavor quality that makes cheese “sharp”? Are there other seasonings or foods with this "sharp flavor?

I love the flavor of sharp cheese (especially cheddar) and was wondering what exactly it is that makes aged cheese taste sharper. I was also wondering if there are any ingredients that emulate this ...
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What is the difference between the dairy products quark and skyr?

What is the difference, if any, between the two dairy products quark (consumed in German-speaking countries) and skyr (traditional in Iceland)? They are both similar to what the result would be if ...
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Do all cheeses change their taste during their shelf life, like Brie or Camembert?

Brie and Camembert go through 3 stages of ripening and changes in taste. Does it happen to blue, or any other type of cheese?
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Avoiding clumps in cacio e pepe?

I've been trying to make a very basic three-ingredient cacio e pepe over the last few days and have found it difficult to create a smooth, creamy sauce. I'm using only two cups of microplane-grated ...
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Can ricotta be made with UHT milk? [duplicate]

I live in an area where ricotta cheese is non existent, and all the dairy products I have access to are high temp pasteurized. Will that work? Are there any herbs in ricotta? I'm trying to make my ...
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Packaged mozzarella wet

I bought some mozzarella sealed in plastic and noticed that there is a bit of liquid in the package with a few tiny bubbles. Is this normal? And safe to eat? It's not bulging at all. It has 48% ...
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I have a sealed pkg of gorgonzola cheesw dated March 2018. It is June. Does it go bad?

Gorgonzola dated March 2018 vacuumed packed and never opened. It is June and blue. Is it good?
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How to make a longer “Cheese Pull”?

Cheese pulls are trendy now a days. What are some ways to get a longer cheese pull and overall stretchy cheese? Is there a particular type of cheese that is better than the rest? Should I mix ...
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Excess oil / holes in cheese when baking pizza

I'm making a simple pizza using: A regular water/flour/yeast dough wo/oil, raised, kneaded and flattened thin with a rolling pin High quality minced meat (<5% fat), pre-fried in a pan without oil, ...
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Can I re-heat Ricottta that hasn't seperated into whey fully yet?

I am making Ricotta Cheese with Lemon Juice for my acid. I got it to 200 degrees then added my salt and acid. Perhaps i didnt add enough. I have 7 cups milk, 1 cup heavy creme, 3 tsp salt, 5tbsp lemon ...
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Please identify this nut covered cheese

During breakfast at my hotel in Germany, I saw this kind of cheese. Can anyone help to name it? As I can remember, it tastes a bit sweet on the nuts.
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Why does string cheese taste different when pulled apart than when bitten?

I enjoy string cheese, and there's definite tactile enjoyment in pulling it apart into thin strands and then eating them. I've found, however, that the taste when I pull it apart is clearly different ...
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Blue Cheese has gone bad?

On the outside the white part of the cheese has got a bit yellow and the blue mold has turned green in a bit of places. On the inside, some tiny bits have become greenish too and some slightly ...
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What happens to cheese below 0°C and above +8°C?

What happens to cheese if I transport it in cold temperature (below 0°C, up to -20°C) for 5-7 hours? What if it's at +10°C for 5-7 hours? Can it go bad? If it does, do cool bags solve the issue of ...
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How can I store Brie for a long period?

There's a semi-local creamery that makes the loveliest Brie I've ever had. It's priced quite reasonably but the shipping costs more than the cheese itself, so it's a little impractical. I bought three ...
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Farmer cheese turns out inconsistently

A couple of years ago I made farmer cheese from this recipe. It turned out great: creamy and delicious. Today I made the same recipe, and it turned out dry and crumbly instead. What would explain the ...
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How to remove moisture from cheese that is stored in a liquid?

Certain cheeses, such as halloumi and mozzarella, are often stored in sealed packages that are filled with liquid rather than air (I'm assuming to help to preserve it for longer). However, this tends ...
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Vegan Alternative for Pecorino Romano in Pesto

Title says it all, I'm looking for vegan alternatives to pecorino romano for when I want to make pesto for vegan guests. Not striving for authenticity, and yes pesto is serviceable without the cheese, ...
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What happens to my cheese when I overcook it

So I wanted to melt some raclette cheese in the oven but was unfamiliar with the settings. So I believe I overcooked it and it turns into this crunchy crumbly dry mixture which is really hard to ...
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is cheese safe to eat when the refrigerator was 57 degrees [duplicate]

soft and hard cheeses were left overnight in the refrigerator with the door was a bit open and the temperature was at 57degrees in the morning . Is the cheese safe to eat?
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Why you can't reverse cheese curdling in fondue?

I was wondering why you can't "fix" or reverse a "curdled" cheese fondue sauce? As some of you know - I am taking a scientific approach to cooking and am now fiddling with cheese fondue. I got three ...
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What can I use to replace white cheese in a roasted red peppers pate?

So, there's something I usually prepare for myself. It's pretty straightforward (since I have 0 knowledge and skills in cooking). I add roasted red peppers (from a can), white cheese, onion, garlic &...
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What cheese might compliment New England clam chowder? [closed]

I have recently become enamored of breadbowls. Not the San Francisco sourdough bowls that they serve on the Wharf; I like to make a basic French or pizza dough and form it over inverted bowls, cover ...
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Mexican cheeses on otherwise Italian pizza

Can one use any Mexican cheeses on an otherwise “Italian” pizza? I don’t know much about Mexican cheeses; which cheese or mix of cheeses would one use? Would a Mexican cheese change the flavor profile ...
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Freezing Cheese Sticks [duplicate]

If you buy on sale and freeze packages of mozzarella, Colby jack or cheddar individually wrapped cheese sticks how fast do you have to use the package of cheese sticks after it thaws in your ...
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Ingredient to counter ammonia aroma/taste

I am a fan of surface ripened cheeses, and in particular Wisconsin-made Limburger. My favorite way to eat it is right at the use-by date on the label. At that point, the surface smells heavily of ...
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Why is a Gruyère sweet when it contains 0 carbohydrates?

I have read on packaging that a Gruyère appears to be around 0 g, maybe 0.4 g carbohydrates per 100g. How come it tastes sweet?
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What is the place called where cheese is aged?

When cheddar cheese is made, it is kept on shelves in a climate controlled place and each wheel is turned over once per week. What is the place called where the cheese is kept during this aging ...
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How to make alfredo creamier longer?

I make a simple alfredo sauce that is absolutely delicious. It´s as easy as melting butter in a pan (about 2 or 3 tablespoons), adding a glass of 18% cream, and then shredding parmesan into it. The ...
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Vegan substitute for cheese [duplicate]

Though I read a lot about vegan substitute of cheese but I have not come across one that can be described as its perfect replacement especially in places where cheese is supposed to melt, like in ...
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Refrigerating no bake cheesecake for delivery?

Would it be okay to freeze no bake cheesecake overnight, and add the cheese toppings on the day of delivery? Should I refrigerate it first? How long can I put it out of the refrigerator/freezer?
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Cheese suggestions to replace melted Velveeta

I have been given the honors of making appetizers for the family Christmas dinner. One of the traditional recipe calls for melted Velveeta, to go over a cooked sausage "pate" on top of a small piece ...
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Why do some Parmigiano Reggiano contain bacterial cultures?

I was under the impression from what I have read/DOP specification that only rennet was to be used for Parmigiano Reggiano. Milk coagulation, obtained exclusively by the use of calf rennet, takes ...
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Are British curd, Cottage Cheese, Indian Chena the same thing?

Are these the same thing ? British Curd - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curd Cottage Cheese - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottage_cheese Indian Chena - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhena
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How to keep insides of calzone from being too runny

I have cooked calzones with differing results. Sometimes it comes out that the insides of the calzones are too runny, even after cooling. Some things I have done to ensure a dry, solid center are: ...
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What is the difference between a brie and a brie de meaux?

Often in the supermarkets, you can find lot's of brie cheese, but also "brie de meaux". What is the difference between the two cheeses. Is it just a different level of protection or do the production ...