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Old 10-19-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Most versatile cheese...

What would you consider to be the most versatile cheese - melts easy (as on cheeseburgers), and works well in a variety of other dishes? Or, can you at least narrow it down to a couple - I've got too many cheeses hanging around here - seems like each recipe calls for a different one.

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Old 10-19-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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I use cheddar in many dishes and on burgers. Swiss is a close 2nd.
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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Too bad there's not a universal cheese, Otter. The harder ones won't melt well, and the softer ones are just too good to ignore. Can't help ya, bud. Buy some more ziplic bags.
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:03 PM   #4
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They say that ziplOc bags work well too.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:13 PM   #5
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Badumpum, bug!

As usual, I would like to echo every word uttered by MJ.

By the way, Otter, I freeze my extra cheese.... Since I'm too cheap and too much of a control freak to buy the shredded stuff, I buy precisely the NY Cheddar I want and shred it in my Cuisinart. Toss into a HD Ziploc with about 1/2 a teaspoon of flour, seal with air inside, shake like crazy, remove the air and reseal, and straight into the deep freeze. Works like a charm. You'd never know it had been frozen. Works for all hard cheeses, but not the soft ones....
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:25 AM   #6
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Velveeta.
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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Ah yes, Velveeta, "the king of cheeses." I do have to admit to having an occasional craving for the stuff.
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deb said was i was gonna say :(
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #9
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Swiss and Jarlsberg for me. The both melt pretty well (Jarlsberg melts better imo). They can be used in a variety of dishes and are also great on their own. You can eat it in slices or chunks. Both are good on burgers and sandwiches.
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They say that ziplOc bags work well too.
yeah, they work pretty good.. never heard of the ziplic kind.

As far as cheese.. I love all kinds.. I think I used shredded moz and cheddar the most.
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