Fat Free Cheese?
Ok, so I can find fat free cottage cheese and fat free "plastic" fat free singles, but is fat free shredded or block cheese not sold in Canada? I cannot find it anywhere. In the U.S. it is so common you can basically pick it up at convenience stores and gas stations (no, I am not kidding).
Does anyone know if/where it can be found? I am willing to pretty much travel anywhere within the GTA.
Other than what you've mentioned, I've not been able to find fat free cheese here. I believe that the chemical used to make it fat free isn't approved in canada -- that's why we don't get things like the fat free pringles/ruffles here either. I normally just stock up when I'm in buffalo.
From experience, it's a futile search. I also had to settle for the Allegro 4% cheese, although it's awful if I top a sandwich with it and put in under the broiler. The result is a very, very shiny, plastic looking cheese that becomes chewy. Not very appetizing.
But, of course, when I'm in Buffalo the local Tops market carries various varieties of fat free cheese, including a really good FF ricotta.
Allegro brand makes 4% fat cheese (practically ff) in slices. It's not processed cheese. There's a few different types, like swiss and mozzarella, etc. I use it for sandwiches, even grilled cheese, with good results.
As for block cheese, try Whole Foods. If it's available anywhere, it'll be here.
the only fat free cheese ive ever been able to find (and ive checked every store, from loblaws, to dominion, to whoel foods, to the big carrot to the low carb grocery etc) is that stupid fat free singles. which is annoying since so many of my low fat recipes call for it and the fat free singles doesnt cut it for me. if you DO find it, pls let me know where