Friday, February 17, 2012

Instructable: Food Processor Shredded Block Cheese

Instructable link:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Food-Processor-Shredded-Block-Cheese/



Shredded cheese is a product filled with additives. Kraft Finely Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese has an ingredient list of: “Cheddar cheese (pasteurized) milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto [color]), potato starch, cellulose powder, and calcium sulfate added to prevent caking, natamycin (a natural mold inhibitor)”on the bag. Who wants to eat all those additives? I do not so I make my own shredded cheese and freeze the “leftovers” for use at a later time. The cheese freezes well for a few months.

This process will show how to shred cheese on a food processor.  This process is easier to clean then hand graters and there is less wasted cheese stuck to the grater.  The product is about equal to a large hand cheese grater the food processor I use does not have a "fine" cheese grater blade but I have not noticed a difference in recipes using larger shredded cheese.  This method is also safer then hand grating if all safety devices on the food processor is working.  I have raked a knuckle or two while hand grating before, so far this is not a problem using the food processor.

Instructable link:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Food-Processor-Shredded-Block-Cheese/

Article on Zimbio: http://www.zimbio.com/Recipes/articles/dp6s6BYKO_2/Food+Processor+Shredded+Block+Cheese

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