• David Locke

Stop the Madness, Grate Your Cheese Already!

Updated: Sep 13, 2019

I have to admit I was once the one buying the huge bags of pre-grated cheese from the refrigerators at Sam's Club. Then, I saw the light, well, it was actually the florescent strips in the fridge, they are kinda mesmerizing!

While a dear friend of mine and I were planning a huge party for 150 people she said, "why are your buying that high dollar pre-shredded mess?" Since I was a kid I'd always seen blocks of cheese in the market and thought maybe those were for the French people that immigrated to our town, but then I thought, I don't even know any French people South Carolina! Then, I discovered the world of block cheese.

Block cheese is more affordable and gives you many greater options. A small block of cheese cost less and yields so much more cheese than you think. Also, pre-shredded cheese is filled with preservatives and additives that keep it from sticking together and molding. Once you know that, it's a no brainer. So, get yourself a grater and go to town. Your food and your budget will thank me.


Grate your cheese onto paper towel so you won't dirty one more plate. (After all we all want more dishes to wash, NOT!) The towel on your counter creates a great flat surface allowing you to bare down. Also, the towel makes it very easy to pour your cheese right where you want it into your oooey, gooey, goodness.

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