The cheese aisle has been a hit-or-miss fest for me. There have been some cheeses I've loved. Some were just failures that I wish to never have near my palate again.
But there is one standout problem with Trader Joe's cheeses. If it is sliced cheese, it doesn't seem to have a long shelf life. There have been some cheeses that I have brought home tightly wrapped, but within a matter of days, mold would appear. Now, mold is sometimes welcome on cheese, but not the ones I brought home.
But this seems to have a pretty long shelf life. The date on my package left more than enough time to open and enjoy even if we did not dig into it right away.
And enjoy we have because I've bought this four different times now.
First off there is the price. It's $5.49 for a full pound of pre-sliced cheese. Most cheeses sell for double that per pound.
All the slices are decently thick sliced. It's about standard size for a cracker cut, but these are a bit longer than a typical cracker.
Within the package is a pleasant mild cheddar. Nothing standout, but nothing that I didn't mind eating either. My husband liked the cheddar the best out of the four.
My favorites were the Colby Jack and the Swiss. The Swiss cheese did not have many holes, but I wasn't too upset by that. More cheese and less air right? The Colby Jack is very similar to what is on shelves, but unlike the slices here, this actually has a decent shelf life. Two slices were actually satisfying.
But it's still cheese and hard to put down.
The pepper jack was good, creamy with a nice kick to it. But pepper jack is rarely a hit in our household. We will eat it, but we seem to save it for last.
Trust me, nothing wrong with this cheese. Trader Joe's did well on picking out four good kinds of cheese.
It's good for a party or just plain old snacking.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray again. I've bought four of these since I found them. It was a good value too.
The package of Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray:
The nutritional information:
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The Bottom Line
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Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray
Product Name: Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray
Product Description: Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray is a nice variety pack
Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray is a pretty good choice if you need cracker sized cuts in a variety pack.
- Trader Joe's Cheese Party Tray is new* (see Alek's comment at the bottom for some good insight), tasty, priced well, and lasts a decent amount of time in the refrigerator considering it is pre-sliced cheese.
- Nothing stands out