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Old 12-02-2008, 10:26 AM   #11
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If im not mistaken, kraft singles would be considered american cheese, or at least , very close substitute. Im guessing the most " real" product would be bought at the deli counter. Then you have the pre packaged, brand named prodicts like Kraft ..., then the store brand which are probably 1/2 the price. I find that the cheaper you go on the American cheese quality scale, the worse it melts ( grainy ...) . So, if Im buying it for the cats and dog, I dont mind so much. But, If I want to make a grilled cheese sandwich, or something of that sort, I go to the more quality cheese ( if you can call american cheese quality )
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:27 AM   #12
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Looks like Pacanis , beat me by a minute, but we're on the same page.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #13
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Ok, so this may be a dumb question, but I have to ask........what exactly is the difference between the packaged, sliced cheese and the cheese you get at the deli counter?
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:39 AM   #14
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Like I said in my post, the counter stuff they slice in front of you is a drier cheese (disclaimer: that I buy around here), and I prefer that for eating cold as compared to the moister singles.
But if I was going to use it to pill a dog, I much prefer the singles. They are easier to mush around the pill and make a little doggie pill ravioli from. And that said, you just can't beat cubed Velveeta for pushing a pill into.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #15
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Oops, sorry, I didnt see your post pacanis
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:51 AM   #16
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #17
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American cheese, a pasteurized processed cheese, can be sold at the deli counter or prepackaged in the dairy section.

Prepackaged items can also be 'pasteurized processed cheese food' which contains less cheese and more milk and water. I believe Kraft singles are the latter, a 'cheese food'.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:12 PM   #18
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Here in Canada they are just Kraft Singles processed cheese! I guess if they called it "American Cheese" the price would go up because it would be considered "imported"!

I would be interested in getting some Kraft singles from the U.S. to test against ours. I know that your Philadelphia Cream Cheese is much softer than ours and doesn't always work well in Canadian recipes. I have figured out how to compensate for that now as my sister goes across the border often and brings me milk, butter and other goodies.

That's kinda why I wanted to know about American Cheese. I think I will have her pick some up (sliced from the deli Pacanis) so I can see for myself.

This has been really fun!
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #19
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Ha! I just got back from the store (needed celery and biscuits) and picked up a lb of deli Am cheese. All this talk you know.... I see some hot ham and cheese sandwiches in my near future. (I bought some kaiser rolls, too.)
I can get a good month out of 1 lb of Am cheese using handi-vac bags.

And I found that bringing a brick of cream cheese to room temp (or close) makes working with it much easier. I can eat that stuff straight up, too.
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