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Why is the outside of grilled cheese buttered?

The part that is buttered is the part that comes into contact with the cooking surface (a pan or a toastie maker). By adding fat the surface of the bread is fried rather than merely toasted, giving a ...
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Pre-treatment of wet mozzarella balls to reduce moisture for pizzas - thoughts on method?

I think you are overthinking the problem. The biggest issue with homemade pizza, especially Neapolitan style, is that people generally use way too many toppings. Cut back on your toppings (sauce ...
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Pre-treatment of wet mozzarella balls to reduce moisture for pizzas - thoughts on method?

I'm going to suggest some corrections and workarounds here. First, if the generic "mozzarella balls" you're buying are so wet you need a whole roll of paper towels, stop buying that brand. ...
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How to order cheeses by strength for a cheese tasting event?

As was pointed out in the comments to your other question, there is no objective definition of 'strong' when it comes to cheese. But good news! Cheese tasting parties don't have to be based on ...
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How to make Kraft Mac and Cheese Like Ihop

Based on the nutritional information provided by Kraft and iHop, a good place to start would be more salt and more butter. A standard Kraft recipe is 360 Calories with 12 grams of fat and 710 mg of ...
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How to order cheeses by strength for a cheese tasting event?

Also, you don't only order cheeses from mildest to strongest. You may order cheese in some other way, depending on what you're tasting. For example, you might taste manchego cheeses at different ages:...
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How to order cheeses by strength for a cheese tasting event?

"Given two cheeses, which order of eating requires the least amount of effort to be able to properly taste the second cheese eaten?" -- that's the order they belong in. Now that you have a ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

A piano wire cutter is great for semi-soft cheese. Get one which is just the wire and the handle, not a "guillotine-style" cutter with a base. Some have a roller integrated to control the ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

Perhaps the cheese you're working with is a bit different but with the soft goat cheeses I've used it should be possible to: cut the front of the packaging gently press the cheese log from the back ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

Just for completeness, I'll post a kind of negative answer here. My point is that I would advise against extrusion. The kitchen equivalent of a caulking gun is a syringe-like device that's intended as ...
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Understanding cold-blended cheese dip being runny but setting overnight

A whole bunch of foods are thixotropic. Thixotropy is a phenomenon where a fluid will become thinner while being stirred or otherwise worked, then re-thicken over time as it’s allowed to sit. Many ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

In addition to any technique for cutting, freezing or partially freezing the cheese will make it less sticky and easier to work with. When frozen, it will be more likely to break apart. If you're ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

You could try using unflavored floss to cut off slices of cheese and section the slices into the size you want. If you do this on a cutting board, then you can scrape the pieces off the cutting board ...
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What is a good substitute for cheddar powder?

Both of those options could certainly work. Both are dehydrated powders that consist primarily of dehydrated cheese. Which one is better is going to be a matter of taste. The Kernel Seasons is ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

Presumably the reason you care about your fingers getting covered in cheese is that you're trying to do a bunch of pizzas in a row and don't want to keep washing them. If so, I have solution for you: ...
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How to make Kraft Mac and Cheese Like Ihop

I worked in a restaurant with Kraft Mac and cheese. The reason It tastes different is because it is different, they get their Mac and cheese pre made from a bag that is then just microwaved.
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Pre-treatment of wet mozzarella balls to reduce moisture for pizzas - thoughts on method?

While @FuzzyChef has suggested an hour in the fridge in a colander, which I am sure works fine, in my experience you can get adequate drainage by cutting the mozzarella into ‘sticks’ rather than ...
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Avoiding clumps in cacio e pepe?

I think the key here is heat. The cheese clumps when it too hot, and the key of this recipe is temperature control, that is why you have to grate the cheese as finely as possible. Tips: Take the pan ...
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Soft goat cheese as pizza topping without mess

Use a wire cubing tool with cheese wire, in a wood frame, on your cheese when nearly frozen. Maybe toss with whey protein powder to prevent stickiness, or lay the cubes out to dry.
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How does processed (American style) cheese alter a traditional cheese sauce made with a roux?

Processed cheese contains sodium citrate, an emulsifier which changes the consistency of melted cheese from "stringy" to "gluey". Sodium citrate is what boxed macaroni and cheese ...
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How can I make a roux-based cheese sauce ahead of time?

The thing with mac & cheese is that it only comes up 'runny' …once. I often make too much [intentionally] & have more the next day. The next day though, it becomes a new thing… more like cake. ...
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How does processed (American style) cheese alter a traditional cheese sauce made with a roux?

It depends what you mean by 'traditional'. Cheese sauce made with processed cheese is going to taste of processed cheese, of course. I very much doubt the cheddar 'will be dominant' unless you have ...
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How do you clean cheesecloth?

Boiling water and baking soda works for things like kombucha, tofu, cheese, and kefir. If I ever used one to say, wrap a beef Wellington or stuffed chicken breast, I'd rinse it immediately, then put ...
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