Cheddar cheese: Cheddar cornmeal

Cheddar cheese: Cheddar cornmeal

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 7, 2009, titled Cheddar cheese: Cheddar cornmeal. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Cheese is expensive, especially fancy imported cheese. But when it comes to cheap eats in which cheese is not the star , it's a great way to sneak in some calcium- and protein-loaded dairy, while adding a hit ...

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Todd Beaird

United States

#1 Jan 7, 2009
Where are you shopping? I have yet to see a "house brand cheddar" for $7.60/lb, and if I did I'd wait for it to be on sale for $5/lb or less. And you can regularly get one pound or larger packages for under $4/lb from many (most?) grocery stores.

Second, if you absolutely must have Tillamook cheddar, then get out to Costco, where you can get a 2 lb baby loaf of medium for under seven bucks any time. If you must have Extra Sharp, they sell the white extra sharp Tillamook in 2 lb baby loaves for under $9. And if you must have the Yellow Special Reserve Extra Sharp Tillamook (which I lived on during college out in Oregon), then wait for it to go on sale at Jewel and Dominick's and pick it up for under $6/lb.

Really, I found the entire article slightly useful but mainly amusing. I guarantee you that people who REALLY need to be thrifty aren't spending $8/lb on cheddar cheese and already know that dried beans are cheap.
Nerissa

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Mar 12, 2013
Try this Canadian cheddar from cheese shops like http://www.idealcheese.com/cheddarredleaf.asp... . It's a great source of protein and you don't have to go to Canada to get it and it tastes so different from the ones we usually have.

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