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    Grocery prices are rising steadily- here's a tip for saving up to 43% on Cheese

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    Here in Florida there are coupons for $1 off any 1 pound of cheese, shredded or brick. The coupons are available quite often so I use them whenever I can.

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    I, too, use the vacuum sealer/foodsaver to freeze shredded cheese. I pre-freeze the cheese in the original bag. When it is thoroughly frozen, I portion out the cheese into the foodsaver bags and freeze. This preserves the shred.

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    We purchase a whole horn of Colby Jack cheese at the Amish store for $30.00 we slice it into 3 inch chunks.Then vacuum seal part of them in the whole chunk and some we shred then vacuum seal them. For the Mexican cheese we add our own spice after it is shredded then put it in the vacuum bags. We split the horn with our daughter & her husband & kids. And it lasts us months!
    I like to add other cheeses to it too to make several different blends. it come out to about $.75 cents a bag!

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    ok. second article I've read recently on saving money using a foodsaver.... gotta start using mine...

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    I use my foodsaver on 1/2 of the bag and use a freezer ziplock bag for the other half and freeze both. I use the cheese in the ziplock bag 1st witch can be rezipped. When it is empty I put the other half in the ziplock bag and continue to use. This cuts down on the plastic and is more convenient to use at cooking time.

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    Am I correct that both Sam's and Costco are membership stores? We do not have either one within 75 miles of our town.

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    Another question, what brand of vacuum food saver would you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urallee View Post
    Another question, what brand of vacuum food saver would you recommend?
    I use the actual Food Saver Brand. I really like it. It works well.
    As for your other question about Sam's and Costco, yes, they are membership clubs but they are also online and you can still rack up the savings. Not sure how to get the membership through the online system, though.

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    I love cheese... I'm looking into all the above
    thanks!

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    i often purchase the large blocks of cheese such as mozzarella at costco. i then cut it into pieces wrap it in plastic wrap and then put into "freezer" grade resealable plastic bags and freeze. i'm not a fan of using frozen cheese to eat out of hand, but it certainly works well in any recipe when cooked or melted.

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    Frozen shredded cheese lasts longer at my house because it's less convenient for cheese-loving snackers...that means it will still be there when I want to use it for planned meals! That adds up to a happier cook and grocery savings.

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    We are really big cheese-eaters here. We eat all kinds in all forms. I usually buy blocks of cheese and slice, shred or cube it, then freeze in freezer baggies. That is, if I can get it in the freezer before it gets eaten. I never buy shredded cheddar, because something is added (I think it is cornstarch, to keep it from clumping) and that alters its ability to melt well. It is better to use when it is processed at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmkat View Post
    ok. second article I've read recently on saving money using a foodsaver.... gotta start using mine...
    You won't regret it. My sister and I shop at Sam's (which I LOVE) and buy things in bulk and use the food saver. It saves soooo much money when you buy big, divide it out and freeze. You can also make a weeks worth of suppers and freeze that too. Good Luck.

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    We almost always just buy blocks and shred it ourselves! I don't want the cornstarch they add to shredded cheese in my recipes. Just take one day and process your baskets (bountifulbaskets.org) and your groceries. I call it weekly food prep day. Easy, cheaper, fun.

 

 

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