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Offline cc2323

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Cheeses Rated On An F to A Scale
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:08:54 PM »
I have trouble remembering whether I like something or not, so got in the habit of rating various food products over the past couple years. I send the lists to my smartphone via an app called Pushbullet, and check the lists while I'm shopping. I thought it might be fun to share the spoils of this rather esoteric grading system with pizzamaking since I've gotten so much out of this site. Obviously, it is extremely subjective to grade something like cheeses based on personal taste, but I welcome others to do the same, because why not. Note that I consider cost and nutritional stats when grading cheese, it can sway the grade by a full mark. As I glance over it I see that the only A+ marks I gave out go to Hennings and Wisconsin Pride mozz, because both are low fat (kinda) and comparatively cheap and widely available where I live.

Apple Smoked cheddar cheese (C-)
Archer Farms Asiago block (C-)
Archer Farms Romano (B)
BelGiogioso Asiago. (B+) Good parm replacement. Pre-shredded wasnít as good fyi.
BelGiogioso fresh mozzerella. (B) low fat/salt.
BelGiogioso perchino romano. Real sharp, good post or pre bake. (B)
Bucky Badger buffalo wing monterey jack (C+) too subtle
Cracker Barrel Mediterranean herb. (A) Delicious.
Crystal Farms sharp cheddar. (B-) cheap, cheddar is cheddar.
Crystal Farms shredded Pizzeria (D). Nothing special.
Crystal Farms mozz block (D+) at least itís cheap
Grande brand Provo Nello provolone. Highish fat. (B) Solid, needs to be charred though.
Hennings Habenero. Good idea, but gives you a stomach ache, not worth it. (D)
Hennings Mozz. Only 5g fat per ounce. Delicious. (A+)
Hennings Pepper Jack reduced fat. Good, standard. (B+)
Hennings tomato basil (B-) not really a pizza cheese, better on other things.
Jimís part skim mozz (B+) cheap, healthy stats.
JS Brand fontina (C-)
JS Brand mozzarella (B-)
Kerrygol Aged Cheddar (B-) not really a pizza cheese.
Kings Choice smoked cheese (C+) doesnít melt so great, better on crackers?
Kraft Parmesan (C-)
Litehouse Blue Cheese crumbles (B) high salt
Odyssee mediterranean herb feta (B-)
Sargento shredded reduced fat 4-cheese Italian blend (D+) so so, but not even very low fat, so whatever.
Sargento sliced provolone. (B)
Sartori parmesan (A-)
Screaming Dutchman spiced gouda w/jal hab n chipotle. (B) for mexican food
Silver Lewis mild brick cheese. kinda tastes like string cheese (B-)
Star Dairy colby (B-) fairly tasty and cheap, but high fat.
Star Dairy monterey jack (A-) delicious, reasonably priced.
Star Dairy mozzarella. Tad bland, not as good as others. (C+)
Star Dairy munster. (B+)
Star Dairy parmesan green can (B-)
Tofutti Better Than Ricotta (F) disgusting
Weyauwega Medium Ceddar (C+)
Wisconsin Pride butterkase - (B-) Not sure what this would compliment.
Wisconsin Pride mozzarella part skim (A+) good stats
Wisconsin Pride provolone (B+) fry it crispy.
Wisconsin Pride true blue cheddar (B)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 11:19:24 PM by cc2323 »


Offline quixoteQ

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Re: Cheeses Rated On An F to A Scale
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 01:38:55 PM »
Very good idea, thanks for the list.  Good ole' Bucky brands.  I miss Wisconsin, and especially the disgustingly delicious State Fair.  I started making pizza long after I left, but I wondered whether Grande ever showed up in local stores.  Doesn't look like it  :(.
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Re: Cheeses Rated On An F to A Scale
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 07:45:55 PM »
Thanks for the list, need this to buy affordable cheese.  :chef:
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Re: Cheeses Rated On An F to A Scale
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 09:29:17 PM »
lamagna ricotta, cheddar, provolone, mozz. 8oz bags and up (ricotta is tubbed) all rate a B- at worst. best mouth feeling ricotta i've ever had, a solid A. i'm sure there is better out there, but the pittsburgh area has some pretty amazing local dairy cheeses.
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Re: Cheeses Rated On An F to A Scale
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 08:40:13 AM »
Nice list. I like Wisconsin 50/50 whole milk mozz and provolone. This past weekend a friend got me Arrezzio 50/50. That may have been my favorite so far. Plus I get it for $12.50 for 5 pound bag.

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Re: Cheeses Rated On An F to A Scale
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 07:18:54 AM »
lamagna ricotta, cheddar, provolone, mozz. 8oz bags and up (ricotta is tubbed) all rate a B- at worst. best mouth feeling ricotta i've ever had, a solid A. i'm sure there is better out there, but the pittsburgh area has some pretty amazing local dairy cheeses.

Crazy how what region you live in can affect you.  I live in Midwest and our choice of ricotta sux.  The Lamagna ricotta at Walmart is better than a lot of the fresh stuff around here.  I love the texture. I've had plenty of ricotta from Pitt though and it is exceptional.  Are they using Calabro?

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