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Land o Lakes 4 Cheese Italian Blend

kattyeyes Sep 23, 2012 06:06 AM

A zippy twist on straight up American--Asiago, Romano and Parmesan. DELISH! Would be great in mac 'n cheese, as suggested by the man next to me in the deli yesterday...or melted on a cutlet...or in a grilled cheeeeeeeeeese. Have you tried it? I need to make mac 'n cheese like I need another hole in my head, but it's very tempting. Plus LOL cheese is just, well, funny. HA HA HA!

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  1. Tripeler RE: kattyeyes Sep 24, 2012 09:13 AM

    I think I have had that particular four-cheese blend before, and the Asiago makes it really good. Certainly ideal for sprinkling on foods already cooked, though I wouldn't hesitate to use it for mac 'n cheese with the addition of a melt-friendly main cheese. Perhaps also in sandwiches along with provalone? Anyway, sounds great.

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      kattyeyes RE: Tripeler Sep 25, 2012 04:32 PM

      I had it melted over a pork cutlet today on nice, toasted sourdough with doctored mayo: garlic, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, cayenne. It was delicious! :)

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        kattyeyes RE: Tripeler Sep 25, 2012 11:00 PM

        While I ordinarily don't care for American cheese on a sandwich (I'm a provolone kinda girl), I did try this on my usual combo--peppered salami & prosciuttini with homemade giardiniera. It really fits right in! It's not "ordinary" American by any stretch of the mind. I guess you could call it an Italian-American mutt like me. :)

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          ocpitmaster RE: kattyeyes Jan 21, 2013 01:21 PM

          Sandwich sounds good; am looking for a homemade giardinera receipe

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            kattyeyes RE: ocpitmaster Jan 21, 2013 01:58 PM

            We used the New York Times as a starting point and modified a bit from there--adding 1/2 a sweet onion and olives, more carrots and celery, 'cause we like 'em. You'll find you need extra "dressing" as you're putting it in jars, so, rather than winging it at the last minute, I added extra oil, vinegar and oregano to my version of the recipe.

            ETA: Crinkle-cut carrots are key (family tradition). :)

      2. MsMaryMc RE: kattyeyes Sep 25, 2012 03:15 PM

        Trader Joe's has a similar blend, only it also has some fontina, too. They call it Quattro Formaggio. It actually has some flavor, unlike a lot of pre-shredded cheese. A little on a Boboli pizza crust, with a smear of bruschetta spread out of a jar, makes a pretty good quickie lunch.

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          pamf RE: MsMaryMc Sep 25, 2012 03:28 PM

          If you click on the link above, the photo is of a block of cheese, not the shredded, bagged mixes. Apparently, Lo'L has made a processed cheese which they are claiming to have the flavors of these distinct natural cheeses.

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            kattyeyes RE: pamf Sep 25, 2012 04:26 PM

            Right, not shredded--you can get it sliced in the deli. Though, I'm sure they could cut a block of it if you preferred to shred it. MsMaryMc, that TJ's blend sounds good, too.

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          HillJ RE: kattyeyes Jan 17, 2013 09:03 PM

          I don't see any 'specks' of herbs of any kind. Is there any dried herbs (basil, oregano) in the cheese?

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            kattyeyes RE: HillJ Jan 18, 2013 07:50 AM

            No herbs. Just cheese. Just good. :) It is now my favorite cheese for a sausage biscuit.

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              c oliver RE: kattyeyes Jan 20, 2013 05:37 PM

              Interesting. I've never had a sausage biscuit that has cheese in it. Must be a Yankee thing :) Doesn't sound bad, just different.

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