Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Taste of Real Cheese


   natural delicious tasting cheese!



Combine two different Sargento cheeses for a gourmet panini! This one is melted provolone with
 sharp cheddar with a lightly grilled Italian bread. For full flavor brush with olive oil on both side of the bread,  rub some fresh minced garlic on the outside of the bread, grill both sides, then sprinkle with parsley and  a little oregano.  Serve with some fresh fruit for a light and easy lunch!
It melts quickly and  makes a lovely  Italian grilled cheese sandwich sure to please everyone.

Sargento Foods Inc. has demonstrated its passion for cheese and cheese-based meal solutions throughout its history. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wis., Sargento is a leading manufacturer, packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses, cheese appetizers, ingredients, sauces and other culinary solutions. Sargento is owned and operated by the Gentine family, and has net sales of more than $900 million.
Sargento is far superior over cheeses and all natural. Cheese is produced by adding enzymes to milk. These enzymes cause the milk to separate into curds and whey (solids and liquid). The curds form the basis of all real cheeses. It cost a little more money but for a whole lot more flavor it's worth it!

  Comparing Processed cheese is real cheese that has been mixed and heated with emulsifying salts, a process that creates a uniform, smooth, easy-melting mass. Processed cheese food is a type of processed cheese.

Real cheese melts easy but a world of difference in flavor. Real cheese has a wonderful buttery, nutty taste, soft texture and a lasting aroma. There is no contest when compared to a  piece film covered plastic wrapped  cheese slices, that has a shiny, rubbery, salty almost slippery taste with little or no smell.

History Processed cheese was invented in 1911 by the Swiss, who wanted to export cheese to countries with warmer climates. The United States issued its first patent for processed cheese to James Lewis Kraft in 1916. Cheese is an ancient food whose origins predate recorded history. There is no conclusive evidence indicating where cheese making originated, either in Europe, Central Asia or  the Middle East.

Classification Pasteurized process cheese, cheese food, cheese spread and cheese product are all USDA classifications for processed cheese. The only good thing about them?  They are cheaper because of the ingredients that overwhelms them. Real Cheese has usually less salt as Sargento's, when compared to 130 milligrams to processed with 250 milligrams of sodium.

 I  have always stayed away from anything with a thin plastic film wrapped around my cheese.
I can't imagine ever taking a chance to ruin a great recipe with ingredients that are inferior to real cheese. Trust your results with Sargento to be a delicious every time!

20 comments:

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Claudia, Good for you for being part of the taste testers. We also love cheese and always have some in our fridge. You've made me crave a panini and got my mouth watering.

Thank you sweetie for the kind words and for sharing your story of your pets. It is comforting to know and hear from other's who have gone through the same heartache. I hope you have a beautiful weekend surrounded by your 2 and 4 legged loved ones:)

Claudia said...

I'be had good results with Sargento - particularly there cheddars and colby-jack. And yes - if it doesn't melt - don't use it!

redkathy said...

Great review Claudia! I'm excited to be part of this FB Tastemaker opp, I love cheese!!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely cheese looks wonderful
regards

Erin said...

I am not a huge fan of any cheese, but my hubby won't even touched processed cheese, it grosses him out! And he LOVES cheese!

Christine's Pantry said...

That's cool being part of the taste testers. We also love cheese and always have cheese in our fridge. Great post.

Stephanie said...

I love Sargento cheeses as well!!

M.J. said...

Great pics..lovin cheese!

M.J. said...

Great pics..I'm lovin cheese!

Reeni said...

I could of helped you with this taste-testing, hee-hee. Your grilled cheese looks wonderful!

Ann said...

Hi Claudia! So cool to be party of the taste makers program and the grilled cheese looks amazing!

Shia said...

Great post! Plastic film covered cheese is rubbery...I never thought of it that way until now but you're completely right. I love Saragento cheeses!

Yesim said...

I love cheese, wish i could join an organization to try cheese, coz for example i like to try some foreigner cheese but i cant test them ive to by a pocket here and it s expensive..

Tina said...

Great post, I love cheese and Sargento is what I usually by when buying sliced cheese. The cheese panini is a great idea-yum!

Peggy said...

I would definitely opt over that processed cheese every time - I can't even look at it lol

Lizzy said...

Yes, great cheese makes a world of difference...your panini looks perfect!

Sandra said...

I love sargento cheese....you did such a great job reviewing and your panini look divine!

Magic of Spice said...

Congratulations on the "taste testers", it is always enjoyable to taste varies different goodies especially from a good company :) My boys use the shredded varieties often for tacos etc :)

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

I love your review! I bought my cheese yesterday for my review. I love this cheese!

elisabeth@foodandthrift said...

Yummy panini with the Sargento cheese. I love Sargento cheeses, and make an effort to buy all the different kinds, especially the mozzarella cheese, which I think, they make the best!
Great post, Claudia, nice sharing with Foodbuzz:DDD