Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Frozen Shredded Cheese

Of late I've developed an obsession with my freezer. Saving lots of money at the grocery store doesn't make sense if the food goes to waste. And when you find amazing deals at the grocery store it's hard to say no.

I remembered reading a blog where the author mentioned in passing that they freeze cheese. Intrigued, and needing to try it for myself, I threw an 8 oz bag of shredded cheddar in the freezer. A week later I pulled it out. The cheese worked wonderfully in my most popular applications- quesadillas, on beans, with eggs.

At the moment there are 4 bags of super sale ($1.50) cheese hanging out in the freezer. That's what works for me (and the grocery budget)!


Laane said...


We need a new freezer that way. LOL!

Want to see what works for me?
See here:

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Enjoy your day.

Mrs. Annie said...

I was telling Hubby that I thought we could freeze cheese.

Thanks for the tip!

Sis Sarah said...

We freeze shredded cheddar all the time with no problems. I often buy a huge bag at costco and then divy it up into smaller freezer bags worth, so that I don't worry about having to much thawed and going bad at a time.

However we've tried mozarella few times and it tastes yucky after thawing.

My sister thinks it's because mozarella has more moisture than cheddar.

Liisa said...

I always wondered if freezing cheese would work. I find that we buy cheese and my family gobbles it all up in a day or two so it will be nice be able to buy a big brick, shred it and freeze it so I will be able to make recipes!


SavingDiva said...

I forget about the food in my freezer! :)

sara l said...

I used to forget about the food in my freezer too. I did a reorg and the stuff I'm freezing get's it's own area. There also isn't as much in the fridge, so we look there more.

Right Brain Thinker said...

I have a 27 cu ft freezer plus 2 refrigerators with freezers and they are packed! I buy shredded cheese when it is $1.00 or less for 8 oz and freeze enough to last until the next sale. Things usually go on sale in cycles. I feed a family of 6 for less than $80 a week and due to the massive stockpiling I've been doing, I'm trying to get that down to $30. My post on stockpiling explains how this works. For a single person a freezer could easily save you hundreds a month. Cook a few large meals a week, divide them up into single portions and freeze. Add in new meals every week for variety. Take out what you want for lunch and dinner every day and toss in the microwave. Add fresh fruit, veggies, and salad. You can make large casseroles, soups, and pasta dishes for less than a dollar per serving. (Often way less!) Sorry if I went on too long, I have a passion for this!!! Thanks for listening - I enjoy your blog!

Joy @ Five J's said...

We freeze cheese, sandwich bread, tortillas, hot dog buns, deli meats, and a lot of our breakfast foods (homemade waffles, chocolate chip muffins, homemade unbaked biscuits, etc.) I've heard you can freeze milk, too, but I've yet to try that. We go through milk too quickly to make that feasible for us.

sara l said...

Right Brain Thinker and Joy, all I can say is wow!