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Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Preshredded cheddar can be a timesaver, but how does it compare to block cheddar you’ve shredded yourself?

What We Learned

I am an unabashed lover of preshredded cheese, but in the test kitchen, we’ve long sung the praises of shredding cheese by hand (or in a food processor). Preshredded cheese is coated with additives such as cellulose or cornstarch to keep it from clumping, which can affect its mouthfeel and meltability. Still, preshredded cheese is an incredible shortcut: It saves time, it saves your...

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