I just posted this comment in response to one of Puzzolento's posts, and since it is also relevant here, I am adding it here as well. in sum, I just tried Grande's 50/50 and like what I tried:
Puzzolento, I just tried Grande 50/50 for the first time this past week. Background: I make thin crust and stuffed pizzas -- only at home, in a terrible electric oven; not commercially. Previously, I'd tried just about all the store brand mozzarellas in shrink wrap one pound sizes, as well as Costco's five pound grated mozzarella bag, and First Street's grated mozzarella bags. Maybe once I blended provolone and mozzarella, but many years ago. I'd never tried Grande and heard it was good. I have to say, I prefer Grande. Compared to straight mozzarella, and particularly Costco's grated five pound bags, Grande's 50/50 is chewier, melts beautifully, and is noticeably tastier. I noticed a big difference just opening the bag: the smell was immediately apparent. The Grande 50/50 has a more intense, but very pleasant cheese smell. (How much of that is attributable to the provolone, I don't know, but there you have it.) I also am finding that the Grande 50/50 stuffed pizzas reheat in the microwave much better. The Grande 50/50 blend on microwave reheat maintains its stringy melt much better than Costco mozzarella -- which liquefies and sometimes gets too liquidy or gloppy. And the taste of Grande's 50/50 is better. A fuller, richer cheese taste. I next plan to try their east Coast Blend, a pure mozzarella that is some blend of part-skim and whole-milk reduced moisture mozzarella, apparently.
I don't know how the 50/50 will freeze, but I may try that. I note that, unlike other grated varieties available in stores, Grande's 50/50 has neither any antibiotic or any anti-caking agent like cellulose. Costco's has both. The Grande 50/50is just cheese!
I think I have found a new fave! I respect contrary opinions on this, but this is mine.