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Shredded Swiss Cheese

Shredded Swiss cheese is a popular dairy product made from cow's milk, originating in Switzerland. It is known for its distinctive holes or "eyes" formed during the maturation process, as well as its deliciously nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Swiss cheese is commonly used in a variety of dishes, both for its taste and excellent melting qualities. This versatile cheese can be effortlessly incorporated into a multitude of recipes, from delectable fondue and gourmet sandwiches to enticing casseroles and quiches. Shredded Swiss cheese provides a convenient pre-shredded option that is perfect for busy home cooks, saving time and effort in the kitchen.
#37
IN CHEESE
393
CAL / 100G
$0.38
AVG / OZ
shredded swiss cheese
6%
CARBS
50%
FAT
44%
PROTEIN
Shredded Swiss Cheese FAQ
Cooking with shredded Swiss cheese is a surefire way to add flavor to a variety of dishes. However, people often face challenges while using this ingredient. One common mistake is not properly measuring the cheese when following a recipe, which can throw off the flavor balance of a dish. To counteract this, always use a scale if possible, or at least a measuring cup, instead of simply guessing. Another common issue arises from not accounting for the high melting point of Swiss cheese. It melts beautifully in high-heat environments like a hot oven or under a broiler, but not so well in lower-heat or quick-cooking scenarios, where it can end up chewy or stringy rather than nicely melted. To get the most out of shredded Swiss cheese, consider its high protein and calcium content. It’s nutrient-packed and can be a great addition to 'healthify' a recipe. Did you know that Swiss cheese may even be helping you sleep? It contains tryptophan, an amino acid that the body uses to produce serotonin, which helps regulate sleep. So, feel free to indulge in that late-night cheese snack.
Why isn't my shredded Swiss cheese melting properly?
Can I use shredded Swiss cheese in a cold salad?
Why does my Swiss cheese have holes in it?
What can I substitute for shredded Swiss cheese?
Can I use shredded Swiss cheese to make fondue?
Is Swiss cheese healthy?
Can I eat Swiss cheese if I'm lactose intolerant?
Can shredded Swiss cheese be used in baking?
Does Swiss cheese melt better than other cheeses?
Why is my Swiss cheese sweaty?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does shredded swiss cheese expire?
Shredded Swiss cheese generally lasts for 3-4 months unopened in the refrigerator, well beyond its printed date. Once you've opened the bag, it should be used within 5-7 days for the best quality. If frozen, shredded Swiss cheese can last for up to 6 months. Defrost it in the refrigerator for a day or two before you use it.
How do you tell if shredded swiss cheese is bad?
Shredded Swiss cheese that has gone bad typically has a sour smell and may start to look slightly wet or shiny. Any sign of mold (which could be blue, black, pink, white or even green) should be taken as a clear signal that the cheese is no longer good for eating.
Tips for storing shredded swiss cheese to extend shelf life
• Make sure the package is sealed tightly after each use, either using a zip-lock bag or a cheese storage bag. • Store the cheese in the chilliest part of your refrigerator, usually the bottom drawers. • Consider using wax paper to wrap the cheese instead of plastic wrap - this allows the cheese to breathe, extending its shelf life. • If the cheese gets a bit hard or dry on the ends before you can use it all, cut off the dry part - the rest of the cheese is still good to use. • Try dividing larger amounts of cheese into smaller portions before freezing, so you can defrost only what you'll use within a week.
EXPIRES WITHIN
3 - 5
MONTHS
Equivalents
Health Info
Macros
4g
CARBS
35g
FAT
31g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
KETO
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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