The pros: Trader Joe's Shredded 3 Cheese Blend makes for a wonderful addition to salad, quesadillas, tacos, or any other place where shredded cheese would be appropriate. The product melts very well and is a tasty combinations of three cheeses: Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar. Comes in a resealable bag.
The cons: Nothing stands out.
The verdict: For $3.99 you are getting a 12 ounce package of pre shredded cheese. Unlike some other cheese shreds, this product has very thick shreds. It's a combination of Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar Cheese. All of these were delicious when I made them on a quesadilla using Trader Joe's Handmade Tortillas.
The cheese melted quick and evenly. The potato starch used seemed to keep the shreds from sticking, but did not impact on their melting abilities. In a salad this was also taste and added a soft texture and a variety of cheese flavors. Most importantly, this product is a time saver and prevents food waste. Yes, taking out a food processor is not difficult.
But having three different packages of cheeses open at the same time and using them before they spoil is not always easy. Overall, this is cost effective (this works out to cost just over$5 per pound), time saving, and most importantly tasty.
I've repurchased this item three times and I'll purchase another one when my current bag is empty. If you enjoy those varieties of cheese or want to mix things up, I recommend this item.
The bag of Trader Joe's Shredded 3 Cheese Blend found in the refrigerated aisle:
The nutritional information:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I've already repurchased this since writing this and I'll get another bag once this one is empty. Great find.
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