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    Went to the commissary today and found a great deal. Bought 15 bags of shredded cheese hoping I could freeze it. Has anyone froze shredded cheese? When defrosted did it taste any different? Thanks in advance!

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    I freeze all of my shredded cheese. I rebag them in smaller bags and put them in the freezer. They are just fine. Now block cheese can be frozen but you must remember that it will crumble when unthawed. I like cheese every which way.

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    im like you lw.....i just love cheese.
    i always freeze shredded mozzarella chs when i find it on sale to use on pizzas

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    Default CHEESE

    I agree, I freeze it all the time, shredded, chunk, I cook with alot of cheese, my family loves it---but if I freeze it I won't just slice and eat, too crumbly and changes the texture, but since you said it was shredded that won't be an issue..........

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    Thank you so much for responding. I was hoping it would be ok to do, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all this cheese.
    Heading to the freezer now. Thanks again!

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    Agree with others, but the other thing...........it will last WAY PAST the exp. date, w/o being frozen, unless the bag is opened. Once the bag is opened, if exp., you have to use it up pretty fast or it will mold.

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    I do it all the time. Just remember it's not a good idea to thaw out quickly in a sink of warm water. My wife found that out the hard way.

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    I freeze it all the time...If I am going to cook with it I don't even thaw it out...I have found out it doesn't keep as long in the ref after it is frozen...

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    We freeze all kinds of cheese - the shredded cheese we vacuum pack (Food Saver) first - lasts darn near forever in the freezer.
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    I freeze my shredded cheese also. I buy the very big bags when they are on sale and then repackage them in 1 cup portions. That way I can just pull out a small amount at a time or if a recipe calls for it a cup or two at a time.
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    one of my favourite tips is this. If I need to freeze cheese that I have bought in a block I will grate it and freeze it. However, when you put it in the bag to freeze, if you put just a little bit of flour in it and toss it so you can't see it anymore it won't stick together when you freeze it! If you're using a small freezer bag a tsp should do it, a larger bag would require more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairie_girl View Post
    one of my favourite tips is this. If I need to freeze cheese that I have bought in a block I will grate it and freeze it. However, when you put it in the bag to freeze, if you put just a little bit of flour in it and toss it so you can't see it anymore it won't stick together when you freeze it! If you're using a small freezer bag a tsp should do it, a larger bag would require more.
    That's exactly what I do and it works great I freeze ours for pizza and lasagne.

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    I've frozen my shredded cheese for years and years. Most of the time I don't even thaw it before using it unless it's for something like tacos. No difference in taste, texture, or melting.

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