When I go to the Amish store about once a month, I stock up on cheese because their prices are so cheap and I don't go out that way very often. The last two times I was there, the smiling cashier said, "you must eat a lot of cheese." Well, yes, but I was going to freeze most of the stack she was commenting on. Next time, I'll take note of the total poundage, For the Record.
Shredded cheese works best for freezing, because blocks of cheese will get a bit crumbly. However, I usually freeze blocks because that's what we use (I often will used sliced mozzarella on pizza, not shredded, because it's less of a mess).
The photo is of a block of Muenster at $2.35 a pound and some Swiss for about $4 a pound. I also usually get organic local raw milk cheese for $5-6 a pound. I've never seen better prices on cheese!
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."