Homemaking // Cheese, Please!


 This post might seem silly, but it is a habit for this home.
I don't buy pre-shredded cheeses.
Not because it contains tons of icky ingredients,
but because it is cheaper to buy blocks of cheese
and because cheese that is NOT pre-shredded tastes so much better.

My days are busy and filled with lots of goodness,
so I don't want to spend oodles of time shredding my blocks of cheese 
every time I need it for a meal.
So, I pre-shred my cheese all at once.

With this method,
I get pretty, tasty, and meltable cheese without the added ingredients.
By the way, have you noticed how badly
pre-shredded cheese melts?
Who wants that?!?

This is how it goes down in my house...
I buy all the cheese I need,
grab my shredder (or, food processor), cutting board, 
and a knife (so I can cut the block into smaller, more manageable chunks) 
and start shredding.
In no time, I have lovely cheese stored in a container and ready to use!

cutting board c/o Board & Hungry


  1. Good idea! Then you only have to wash the grater ONCE! ;-)

    1. yes, maam! I love only dirtying dishes once!

  2. This is one of those things that I think about doing, but never can remember when I'm actually *AT* the grocery store. Writing it down now! ;) Thanks for the reminder...

    1. haha... I know! It took me a long time to remember to NOT buy pre-shredded. Now, I am so used to buying the blocks I have tunnel vision and don't even notice the bags of pre-shredded at the store. ;)

  3. I LOVE cheese! And yeah, chunk cheese is way better than pre-shredded. The pre-shredded has that white filth on it. EWw

    1. I know! And, I can never get the pre-shredded to melt nicely either!!! Bottom line... I just like the taste of fresh cheese better. :)

  4. How do you keep it from sticking together? I shredded some cheese finely yesterday and today for tacos and don't think I could have done it in advance.

    1. Maybe try sticking a paper towel in the container/ziploc bag with the shredded cheese. Mine wasn't super fine, so it helps it to not stick as much. I shredded 5 lbs last week and it isn't clumped together at all. I put mine in a ziploc.