Questions tagged [cheese]

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

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Manufacturer “best if used by dates” - how long that container has been on the store shelf

I bought a jar of grated Parmesan cheese that has a "use by date" three months from today. Has that jar been on the shelf a year, six months, three months, how long? Do Kraft, Sargento, Signature ...
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Is cheese seasoned by default?

When I buy some Gouda, can I expect that it only contains the original fermented milk? E.g. cheese usually tastes somewhat salty and sometimes nutty. Is this because of seasoning or because of the ...
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Sealed Philadelphia cream cheese left out overnight, is it still safe to eat? [duplicate]

Bought it a the groceries store, and forgot it in the groceries bag. So it was left at room temperature, in the original sealed container for around 12 hours. Given that cheese should usually be ...
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Melting yellow cheese for savory pancakes or crêpes

Due to differences in cultures I will begin with explaining the terms I am going to use: Savoury pancake - It is a normal pancake or a crêpe by US standards, but instead of being eaten with jam or ...
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I forgot the milk in the mac and cheese

Help! I made my mac and cheese last night; the cheese sauce was not creamy, I poured it into the noodles. This morning I realized I forgot to add the milk when heating the sauce. Can someone help ...
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Cheaper Gruyere Substitute for baking Cheese Puffs in Australia

I live in Australia and what is a cheaper substitute for Gruyere Cheese for baking cheese puffs?
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Can you add emulsifying salts when making mozzarella?

Pretty much what the title says, I want to improve the stability of melted mozzarella for a dish I want to make. Haven't made mozzarella before, but if I make it at home, is there a stage I could add ...
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Cayenne stripes inside fried chicken strips how is it made?

We've all been to KFC and had those spicy chicken strips.. and also fried chicken legs wings etc.. my questions is how does the cayenne powder or sauce get inside the chicken strips ? By needle ? ...
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Can I freeze ricotta hand pies?

I want to make little hand pies with apple and ricotta, bake them, and then freeze them to thaw for afternoon snacks. Any advice? Will that work?
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Cheese substitution in casserole recipe

The recipe calls for: 200 g (each): broccoli and cauliflower. 200 g: cottage cheese. 100 mL: water. 1/2 tsp (each): nutmeg and thyme. Salt & pepper. 30 g: Parmesan cheese. Coconut oil. So in the ...
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How to add creamy taste and consistency to pasta dish with cheese?

I enjoy a plate of pasta every now and then, so yesterday, I made a large pot of pasta combining penne noodles, shrimp, scallops, garden-fresh zuccini squash, cheese, and seasoning. Everything turned ...
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What to do with cheese that has fermented after vacuum packing?

While in England two weeks ago I bought a Wensleydale cheese with cranberries that was freshly vacuum packed. Over time, the pack filled with air (without breaking the seal). Upon opening the pack, ...
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Unopened cheese shipped in heat

I accidentally left an unopened block of Monterray Jack at my Mom's house (about 4-1/2 hours away) and she shipped it back to me (1-day air, no less) in a box without anything to keep it cool and the ...
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Does Boursin cheese always contain garlic?

Does French Boursin cheese always contain garlic?
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How best to store cheese long term?

I like cheese. It's delicious. Sometimes it goes on a huge sale and it's a lot cheaper than normal. I want to be able to stock up in these times. I am wondering what the best way to store cheese is ...
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Failing to make mozzarella

So i've taken it on me to make fresh mozzarella. I've read up on the task in some articles and with multiple recipes but for some reason I never succeed. The seperated curds always stay little crumbs ...
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How do I convert volume to weight for soft cheeses like ricotta and mascarpone?

Ricotta and mascarpone are messy to measure in measuring cups, so I'd rather use a scale. How much does one cup of each weigh?
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How can I bake these cheese and pimento rolls so they're not gummy inside?

I'm using a recipe for rough puff/quick puff pastry as the dough. The filling is cheddar cheese and pimentos. After baking at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes, they are a little over done on the ...
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Make a cheese sauce that doesn't go solid when cooled

The way I normally go about making a cheese sauce for something like macaroni cheese, I start with a roux, slowly add milk, heat to thicken then add the cheese. This works just fine and is great if ...
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40lb.round of opened grana padano cheese

I bought a 80lb. round of Grano Padano cheese and had it opened horizontally to use 1/2 of it for wedding. We "chunked" out a good portion of the center so the guests could nibble on it while tasting ...
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Cheese making, acidic whey, denatured protein

I wish to know. Does protein in acidic whey gets denatured and is it unfit for consumption. By acidic whey I mean whey which was made through citric acid as splitting agent for making panner(cottage ...
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What are the four cheeses generally used in“four-cheese” pizzas?

In common consumer pizza, microwave and bake-at-home pizzas are often advertised as four-cheese pizzas. What are these four cheeses, traditionally? Do different brands use different mixes, or does ...
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What's the point of “cheese alternative” that has dairy in it?

I was at Trader Joe's again, and I bought this cheese alternative. Being hungry out of my mind, the thought to check the ingredients never crossed it. Now I, a vegan, am stuck with having to eat a "...
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What is the optimal method for making box macaroni and cheese?

I have two young children (3 and 4.5), who both love Kraft Macaroni And Cheese, or similar variants. As a child, I also loved it, and between the two I've made a few hundred batches, at least. ...
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Why does my ricotta cheese go bad in a few days?

No matter if I buy my ricotta by weight or by package it goes bad (funky smell, the puddle of cheese water gets grainy, some yellow tint on the sides of the cheese, losing its mellow sweet taste) ...
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Why did my ricotta cheese did not completely melt in the Alfredo?

Today I sauteed a quarter cup mushrooms in 3 tbsp butter and added 250ml cream. Everything was set for me to add the ricotta and finish the Alfredo, but it only partly melted. Beyond a certain point, ...
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How to cut the wax from this cheese?

(I am new to Europe so please forgive me for being not knowing). I have this cheese I asked here before how to eat it and people answered me, but when it comes to real life I had a problem removing ...
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A recipe inspired by Brat cheese sauce/Cooking in Wine

I followed a recipe to the effect of: boil Brat sausages in 24 ounces of beer remove sausages (do not drain the beer), pan fry or grill them add 2 c. sharp cheddar, and 1 package cream cheese to the ...
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How to eat this kind of cheese

I have seen so many of these cheeses but I don't know how to cook or eat them. I am new to Europe, and have never seen this in my country of origin before. Could you tell me how to cook the cheeses? ...
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Cheese Cutting Tools

I have a large gouda cheese wheel that I need to cut first in half, then quarters etc. I have seen cheese wheels broken down using a scoring tool and what appears to be a handled wedge tool. That ...
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What cheeses work well for pizza that will be refrigerated and reheated?

I make pizza pretty frequently, and I always have leftovers. I have a few go-to crust recipes that reheat well after being refrigerated, but I'm never happy with the cheese upon reheating. Usually I ...
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How can I prevent the cheese on my homemade pizza from hardening too soon?

I am on my road to perfecting thin crust pizza, but a major problem is that about 5 to 10 minutes after getting it out of the oven the cheese begins to congeal and harden, making my homemade pizza ...
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How long will a wheel of cheese keep? [duplicate]

I am planning to go up to Vermont this spring to visit Jasper Hill Farms and Shelburne Farms to buy a wheel of cheese each from their cheddar houses. Once I cut into the wheel, how long before it goes ...
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Preserving cheese sandwich

I'm curious about an effective method of preserving a cheese sandwich. I'm looking to prepare them as far ahead of use as possible. I've considered various alternatives but it's not really clear what'...
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Is it possible to mature shop-bought hard cheese?

Is there a way in which I can continue the maturation process for blocks of shop-bought cheddar (or other hard) cheese of around 190g "packed in a protective atmosphere". The cheese is too bland for ...
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Vegan alternative to Mozzarella

I'm familiar with many fine vegan cheeses, ranging from cream-cheese to Camambert. Undoubtedly much progress has been made in this area in recent years. The one (important) cheese I have yet to find a ...
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How about a Gouda soufflé?

I'm a huge fan of Gouda and I've always wondered how it would be going into a cheese soufflé. But has anyone ever tired it? All these recipes call for other types of cheese.
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Canning cheese spreads?

I've been doing some research on canning cheese in half pint jars. A few videos I watched showed some good success with cream cheese but cheddar's seem to change a bit in texture and become a bit ...
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Can I substitute mascarpone for ricotta?

I have left over mascarpone that I don't want to waste
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Aged cheese allergy, what would be a good substitution?

I am allergic to parmesean cheese - any aged cheese really (due to the mold created from the aging process). However, I can eat blue cheese. I'm making a ricotta gnocchi that calls for parmesan. What ...
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What can I substitute for Gruyère in quiche lorràine?

Gruyère cheese is too expensive here and I want make quiche lorràine. Is there some other cheese that I could substitute for the gruyère that would preserve the original flavor?
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Crumbly cheddar

I love cheddar cheese. One of my favorite types is Cabot Clothbound which is made by Jasper Hill Farm. Usually when I get it, the cheese is nice and flaky, but other times it is crumbly. It seems to ...
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How can I find out how to make clothbound cheddar cheese?

I am interested in learning more about the processes of making clothbound cheddar cheese as it is done in Somerset, England. In the United States I like the clothbound cheddar made by Jasper Hill ...
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How to fully incorporate cream cheese with pumpkin puree?

I have tried to incorporate softened cream cheese with pumpkin puree and it's never fully incorporated - small bits of cream cheese are left in the mix. How can this be prevented? I've tried 2 ...
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If I leave brie in my fridge for two weeks, will it still taste as good? [duplicate]

Can you refrigerate Brie cheese for about two weeks unopened and expect it to still be as good? I have a round of it and it does not smell or anything. I kept it at a certain temp.
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What is dry cottage cheese?

My grandmother's recipe for cheese filling for kolacky calls for dry cottage cheese. What is that and where might I get some?
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Black Diamond cheddar, wedge not wheel

I bought some Black Diamond cheddar today and it came in a large wedge of black wax. By large I mean it was maybe 12" x 8" x 8" thick. A really big wedge. Also, it looked like it was not cut from a ...
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What is an appropriate humidity for separating curds and whey?

Does anyone have guidelines for an appropriate humidity for separating curds and whey to make cheese (I'm doing it from kefir)? Specific temperatures are available, but sources I've seen just throw in ...
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Why is cheese never used in Americanized Chinese food?

While working weekends in an Americanized Chinese food restaurant I realized while many ingredients are used, no dishes contain cheese. This seems to be the case for every chinese dish I have ever ...
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Mexican style taco cheese

So I know these cheeses are a blend of yellow and white cheddar as well as some Monterey Jack (sometimes pepper jack), but do you know what seasonings are used to make these taco style shredded cheese ...

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