What in the world is processed cheese food?

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    Sarra Garrettposted 8 years ago

    Must be the scrapings off the floor of the cheese factory. Doesn't sound safe to eat.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the work of Satan, surely. neutral

      i had some once.

      never again...

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        Sarra Garrettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree, just isn't right!  Real cheese for me pleese

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    brad4lposted 8 years ago

    They do sometimes use scraps from other cheeses, probably as much as they can, but what really makes it processed is emulsifiers, which keep it from separating when melted, and additives that make it last longer.

    I must admit that while I love a good slice of real cheese, processed cheese does have its place. For instance, because of the way it melts, it usually works very well on sandwiches like hamburgers.

    However, when it comes to snacking, I prefer a nice Brie or perhaps some goat cheese. We usually have a nice array of cheeses come thanksgiving, which go well on crackers, and processed cheese never makes the cut.

    The key when buying cheese, at least in the US, is to pay attention to whether it is labeled as cheese or cheese product, with the latter not containing more than 50% cheese. Some processed cheeses contain 100% cheese.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you from Wisconsin

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        brad4lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nope, just like cheese, well and learning about stuff wink

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    rednckwmnposted 8 years ago

    cheese food, its the stuff chesse eats...

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    Sarra Garrettposted 8 years ago

    I don't even think a mouse would eat the stuff.

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    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I'm not a big fan of "cheese food" slices, although I'm not above the container of "chemical cheese powder" you can put on popcorn or use to make cheese toast.  smile

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    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    It's classified...they could tell ya'...but then...? (You know how the rest goes!)

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    rednckwmnposted 8 years ago

    were talking about velveeta, right, er cheeseinacan?....love it!!!!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      those nasty slices that are pre-wrapped

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        rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches

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          bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's those nasty slices that are pre-wrapped and duct tape that holds the world together.

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            rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            cheese n duct tape....mmmmm

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              rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              and beer

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            Sarra Garrettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            how true

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              bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              True it is.  No matter how much you want to deny it.

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    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I always kept "American cheese" slices for my preschoolers because it was only the "cheese" they liked.  All three of my kids were known, however, to occasionally get slices out of the refrigerator, unwrap a couple, and stick them on the refrigerator (like magnets).  lol  If you're food sticks on the refrigator chances are it isn't the best.  lol

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      rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      my kids hate it. i grew up on the crap, its gross, but i love it

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    It's not my favorite either, but it always seems to come through in a pinch.

 
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