I have been using Athenos fat free feta. sprinkle on steamed veggies of any kind. tangy cheese flavor, minimal calories. I am surprised because I generally don't like low fat or fat free cheeses. I like pretty much any regular fat cheese. Heaven is a 80% Brie, ahhhh.
Flavor should be a pre-requisite to cheese, in my opinion. I like goat cheese, block parmesan, sharp aged cheddars... laughing cow wedges (low cal single servings... the lite version is less creamy but has more salt)... I must admit, I'm not a fan of brie... it is too mild for me.
sometimes slicing a block and measuring it out is a pain the butt. I tried sargento very thin slices, 40 calories each. their regular cheese. it comes in cojack, swiss, provolone (Ledo's Pizza uses provolone instead of mozzarella and they make a fine pizza), and cheddar. go wild. cheese taste, texture, and meltiness all pre-measured into a 40 calorie slice. what's not to like?
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I have been trying some more flavorful cheeses. so then I use a lot less
I agree with the last two posts completely! I love cheese and will buy it in the brick whenever i can. Grating it at home tastes better and is cheaper too. Slice it thin for a better sandwich. Or small chunks as a snack for the kids.
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Have you ever tried bleu cheese? Most people say "eww" right away but if you put a few crumbles of it on a burger or steak and melt it under the broiler until bubbly and just starting to brown it mellows into a wonderful, nutty, semi sharp wallop of flavor! Gorgonzola topped tenderloin is an Italian favorite! Also try s few crumbles with some pasta and herbed olive oil. Yum!
I really like Trader Joe's for cheeses. they have some wonderful cheese with fruits mixed in as well as cheeses with pepper on the outside that are great in celery.
I also really like parmesan cheese. A little bit of shredded melted on a cracker is a great snack.
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I'm with -Pookie- on this one. If you're gonna have cheese, have cheese.
I'm not a big fan of Trader Joe's regular cheese, but Trader Joe's has awesome (portion controlled) goat cheese medallions. Their feta is great, too. Try the Greek Feta Cheese Cubes (also easy to portion): these are marinated in a vinegar & oil dressing.
Try a blend of monterray jack or pepper jack for the texture and a cheddar or blue for flavor.
Just about any store-brand cheese that comes in bricks should be okay, but I find a sliver of asiago beats out a half-ounce of even the sharpest cheddar.
Try adding a bit of the fancy expensive cheese from the deli section to the low-fat mozzarella and see if that improves the flavor. Gouda is such a good melter that I'd rather garnish a pasta dish than use it for pizza.
I love cheese, but i find most cheese really blend. I tried Kraft's fat free singles, they are bad I tried Trader joe's low fat mozarrela, no cheese favor too any suggestion? i love pizza, but i only taste pizza sauce, no cheese! by the way, what should i make for dinner?
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