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Old 02-16-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Cheese (And virtually all dairy products) needs to be refrigerated. The mere fact that "Parmesan" at the grocery store is not in a refrigerated section is enough for me to know it's not "real" cheese.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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this is why I buy the chunks and grate it myself. Good cheese is pricey but it is good. That stuff that comes in a little green cardboard can with holes in the top is gawd-awful.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I grew up with the fake stuff, but eat only the real stuff now.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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Boy do I feel stupid.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Nice read NK. Thankfully we buy the hard cheese too.
Guess they're going to have to clean up their act. And to think they found no parmesan in the stuff from Target? Wow.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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As many know I take these reports with a grain of salt, but for flavor alone and texture we only use the real thing. No matter what kind of cheese we eat, it has to be cheese and not a cheese product. We do not always buy it in chunks, but usually do. On the other hand I guess the fake stuff is better than nothing for vegans.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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It's the same with the pre-shredded mozzarella in the plastic bag. The cellulose (fine wood shavings) is added to keep it from sticking together. I'll shred my own, thanks.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I just checked the label on my jar from Costco. Parmigiano Reggiano, made of Part-skimmed Cow's milk, cheese cultures, Salt and Rennet. I love Costco.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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It's the same with the pre-shredded mozzarella in the plastic bag. The cellulose (fine wood shavings) is added to keep it from sticking together. I'll shred my own, thanks.
I buy shredded cheese in plastic bags too. But the non-stick agent is corn starch. I live in Wisconsin, so putting anything foreign in your cheese is probably a crime that results in the death penalty!!
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