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Shredded Swiss Cheese

Why has it suddenly disappeared from the grocer's shelf? Its availability, although not necessarily always of the finest quality, made the cooking of certain items much faster.
I can't find it anywhere.

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  1. That's odd. Where exactly? MD?VA?DC?

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      1. re: sundancer 10225

        I'm in VA, but I'll keep an eye open and see if I find this to be a problem too. I agree that shredded really comes in handy.

    1. I'm in NVA and can't find it any longer either. I shop at Wegman's and Giant for the most part.

      1. Have you checked Trader Joe's? Also, my Target has been carrying shredded cheese also though I can't say for sure if there's Swiss.

        1. Can't you buy a block of Swiss cheese and a grater and make your own?

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          1. i looked at safeway in arlington. no shredded swiss.

            1. I think scientists tried to crossbreed swiss cheese with watermelon and the result was an embarrassment. But they used up all the shredded cheese and the seeds from old fashioned oval shaped watermelons so there are none to sell in the markets this season.

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              1. re: MikeR

                hey, i've had some great sweet seedless watermelon this summer. safeway has them on sale for 3.99 right now. that's a deal. too bad about the cross-breeding.

              2. I have been looking for shredded swiss everywhere, and I found an amazing dip recipe that calls for 8oz of it and my hand was killing me after I was done shredding it by hand!! I found on Sargento's site that the Harris Teeters in NoVa carry it, as do "Acme" supermarkets on the eastern shore. I live in Southern Md so I will be heading to NoVa to stock up!

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                1. re: Spicey477

                  The Teeter has an East Cap Hill location now if that's convenient and DC appreciates your spending.

                  any idea why the gap - a recall that didn't get publicity - lack of demand? seems odd.

                  1. re: hill food

                    Thank you for the tip! It does seem strange... I feel like I am always looking at manufacturer's sites to find something that they do not carry at my local Giant or Safeway.

                    1. re: Spicey477

                      Why would shredded swiss suddenly disappear when a host of other shredded varieties are offered, sometimes in duplicates?

                      1. re: sundancer 10225

                        maybe it just doesn't sell as well....

                        1. re: alkapal

                          Maybe its a conspiracy. Come on! You know those Swiss are a sneaky bunch.

                          1. re: Pappy

                            shhhh, i know....why do you think they put those holes in the swiss cheese? .....so they can SPY on you. so shredded cheese defeats that purpose, being a bank of fluffy yellow white chaff.....thus, no shredded swiss.

                            you just gotta know the "real story" to understand marketplace choices.

                            1. re: alkapal

                              Not true, I found bags and bags of shredded Swiss Cheese Holes right next to bags and bags of Doughnut Holes at Dunkins in Down Under

                  2. re: Spicey477

                    If your hand was "killing you," you need a rotary grater. I have an old Mouli that rocks through a pound of cheese in minutes. Gotta have it for my Pimento Cheese fixes!
                    Google "rotary grater" or mouli grater." Get a good one. You'll love it, and save a lot of cash.

                  3. just saw some at harris teeter (my store is in arlington, va.). i think it was kraft, sargento or harris teeter brand (that about covers it, doesn't it? ;-).

                    here's sargento's: http://www.goodguide.com/products/250...
                    kraft's: http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Products...