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Freeze-Dried Cheddar Mild Shredded Cheese


One bag contains 9 ounces of freeze-dried Cheddar Shredded Cheese, which is the equivalent of 16 ounces, or a pound of fresh cheese.



Freeze-dried shredded cheese can be a convenient ingredient to have on hand for various dishes. Here are instructions for cooking freeze-dried shredded cheese:


1. Rehydrate the Cheese (Optional): Rehydrating freeze-dried shredded cheese is not necessary if you plan to use it in recipes where it will melt, such as pizzas or casseroles. However, if you prefer a softer texture or plan to use the cheese as a topping for cold dishes, you can rehydrate it by following these steps:

- Place the desired amount of freeze-dried shredded cheese in a bowl.

- Add enough warm water to cover the cheese completely.

- Let it soak for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese softens and plumps up.

- Drain off any excess water before using.


2. Cooking Methods:

- Melting: If you are using freeze-dried shredded cheese for dishes that require melting, such as quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, or cheese sauces, follow these steps:

- Sprinkle the desired amount of freeze-dried shredded cheese directly onto the dish or recipe you are preparing.

- Apply heat through cooking methods such as baking, broiling, or stovetop cooking.

- The cheese will melt during the cooking process, creating a creamy and gooey texture.

- Topping for Cold Dishes: If you prefer to use freeze-dried shredded cheese as a topping for salads, soups, or other cold dishes, follow these steps:

- Rehydrate the cheese (if desired) by following the steps mentioned above.

- After rehydration or using the dry cheese, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the prepared dish.

- The moisture from the dish or dressing will help soften and incorporate the cheese, adding flavor and texture.

- Note: Freeze-dried shredded cheese may not melt as smoothly or have the same consistency as fresh or pre-shredded cheese due to the freeze-drying process. It can have a crumbly texture when melted, so adjust your expectations accordingly.


3. Seasoning: Additional seasoning is generally not required since freeze-dried cheese already contains salt and flavor. However, you can add herbs, spices, or other seasonings as desired to enhance the flavor profile of your dish.


Remember to adjust the amount of freeze-dried shredded cheese used based on your recipe and personal taste preferences.

Freeze-Dried Cheddar Mild Shredded Cheese

  •  When handling and storing freeze-dried foods, it's important to follow these instructions to maintain their quality and ensure food safety:


    1. Read Packaging Instructions: Carefully read and follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of the freeze-dried food products. Handle uncooked freeze-dried foods the same as fresh raw foods.


    2. Properly Seal and Store: After opening the packaging, make sure to reseal it tightly to prevent air and moisture from entering. Properly sealed packaging helps maintain the quality and shelf life of freeze-dried foods. If the original packaging is not resealable, transfer the contents to airtight containers or resealable bags.


    3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Store freeze-dried foods in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat sources. Exposure to these elements can compromise the quality, texture, and taste of the food. Aim for a storage temperature between 50°F (10°C) and 70°F (21°C).


    4. Protect from Moisture: Moisture is the enemy of freeze-dried foods as it can lead to spoilage. Keep the packaging or containers away from areas with high humidity or sources of moisture, such as sinks or steamy environments.


    5. Prevent Cross-Contamination: Use clean utensils or washed hands when handling freeze-dried foods to avoid cross-contamination with other ingredients or surfaces. This helps maintain the quality and safety of the freeze-dried products.


    6. Check for Signs of Spoilage: Before consuming or using freeze-dried foods, inspect them for any signs of spoilage. Discard the product if you notice off-odors, unusual colors, or mold growth. If the packaging is damaged or compromised, it's best to err on the side of caution and not consume the product.


    7. Rotate and Use Before Expiration: Freeze-dried foods have a long shelf life, but it's advisable to consume them before the expiration date mentioned on the packaging for the best quality. Practice proper first-in, first-out (FIFO) rotation to ensure older products are used before newer ones.


    By following these handling and storage instructions, you can maintain the quality, flavor, and nutritional value of your freeze-dried foods for an extended period, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.

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