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17 Kitchen-Tested Ingredients

Gruyère Cheese
Published: May 2017
Gruyère Cheese
The right Gruyère is buttery and complex, is pleasantly firm and dense, and melt…
Feta Cheese
Published: September 2017
Feta Cheese
After sorting through three different milks, three countries, and eight products…
Mascarpone
Published: July 2017
Mascarpone
Tiramisù is just the tip of the iceberg for this creamy Italian cheese. But does…
Whole-Milk Ricotta Cheese
From the EpisodeUltimate Italian
Published: November 2016
Whole-Milk Ricotta Cheese
As any Italian grandmother knows, the importance of good ricotta cannot be overs…
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Supermarket Parmesan
From the EpisodePantry Pastas
Published: July 2016
Supermarket Parmesan
For a cheese with all the nutty, savory flavor and crumbly, crystalline texture…
Whole-Milk Greek Yogurt
From the EpisodeMediterranean Grill
Published: March 2016
Whole-Milk Greek Yogurt
Nonfat products used to dominate this market, but now whole-milk versions are ta…
Supermarket Brie
Published: May 2015
Supermarket Brie
Think French pedigree and words like “triple crème” indicate the best examples …
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Artisanal Cream Cheese
From the EpisodeLet's Make Bread
Published: July 2014
Artisanal Cream Cheese
We mail-ordered three artisanal cream cheeses to see if they could beat our supe…
Swiss Cheese
Published: January 2014
Swiss Cheese
We scoured supermarket cases, the deli counter, and specialty cheese shops for …
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Goat Cheese
Published: May 2013
Goat Cheese
Why do some goat cheeses boast creamy texture and a bright and lemony taste, whi…
Artisanal Cheddar
Published: July 2012
Artisanal Cheddar
Plain, rubbery American cheddars never measured up to the British stuff. But by …
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Nonfat Greek Yogurt
From the EpisodeMediterranean Specials
Published: March 2016
Nonfat Greek Yogurt
We tasted eight nationally available supermarket plain-flavor nonfat Greek yogur…
Supermarket Vanilla Ice Cream
Published: May 2010
Supermarket Vanilla Ice Cream
Twenty-one Cook’s Illustrated staff members sampled eight national and regional …
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Provolone
From the EpisodeThe Italian Grill
Published: July 2009
Provolone
Can any domestic provolone stand up to those produced in Italy?
Light Vanilla Ice Cream
Published: September 2007
Light Vanilla Ice Cream
Can you replace your favorite full-fat vanilla ice cream with a lighter version?
Butter Alternatives
From the EpisodeSeafood Classics
Published: November 2004
Butter Alternatives
Sixteen tasters sampled six butter substitutes in four tests.
Unsalted Butter
Published: November 2018
Unsalted Butter
For everyday cooking and baking, which unsalted butter is best? We tested seven …
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