I know I am getting totally ripped off. Actually if you consider the shipping charges, I paid about $6-7 per pound.
This is the first time I bought Grande cheese. I have been on the fence about just how much different it could be compared to retail store bought cheeses. After having another great pie with cheese so stringy it was like bubble gum in my mouth, I decided to go for it. I am convinced that foodservice commercial cheese is far different from what we buy in the grocery store as retail customers. The processing, the amount of fat, solids, flavor, manufacturing, etc., etc. could all be slightly different. I mean if the foods that restaurants used were available retail to everyone, why would anyone go out to a restaurant to eat if none other than laziness?
Beyond this purchase of cheese, I will definitely be looking for an alternative supplier should I really like it. I have already checked most place I could get into and no one carries it. I think Grande is more of an east coast thing. I even had the priviledge of going to a "Restaurant Supply warehouse" that services businesses only and they didn't carry Grande. They only had Polly-0, Precious, and a brand called "USA Cheese" How generic is that!?