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Shredded Swiss Cheese

sundancer 10225 Jun 18, 2008 10:41 AM

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.

  1. monavano Jun 18, 2008 10:50 AM

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

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    1. re: monavano
      sundancer 10225 Jun 18, 2008 12:54 PM

      MD actually

      1. re: sundancer 10225
        monavano Jun 18, 2008 01:09 PM

        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.

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      anni Jun 18, 2008 01:40 PM

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

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        shellymck Jun 19, 2008 05:37 AM

        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.

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          4X4 Jun 19, 2008 06:48 AM

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

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            Pappy Jun 19, 2008 10:49 AM


            1. re: Pappy
              alkapal Jul 3, 2008 05:35 AM

              pappy, you crack me up!

          2. alkapal Jul 4, 2008 12:16 AM

            i looked at safeway in arlington. no shredded swiss.

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              MikeR Jul 4, 2008 03:44 AM

              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
                alkapal Jul 4, 2008 04:17 AM

                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. Spicey477 Dec 6, 2008 03:07 PM

                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
                  hill food Dec 6, 2008 11:45 PM

                  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
                    Spicey477 Dec 7, 2008 06:40 AM

                    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
                      sundancer 10225 Mar 30, 2009 07:52 PM

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

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                        alkapal Mar 31, 2009 06:14 AM

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

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                          Pappy Mar 31, 2009 08:05 AM

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

                          1. re: Pappy
                            alkapal Mar 31, 2009 10:51 AM

                            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
                              Peter B Wolf Apr 1, 2009 03:41 AM

                              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
                    MakingSense Aug 8, 2009 05:01 PM

                    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. alkapal Aug 8, 2009 06:37 AM

                    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/250468-sargento-cheese-shredded-swiss
                    kraft's: http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Products...

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