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Jul 30, 2013 03:35 PM

White American Cheese - where to buy?

Does anyone know where I might be able to find white american cheese slices? Safeway and TJs don't carry it. Thanks!

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  1. Walmart carries it here in TN. Land o lakes is the best white American!!!!

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    1. re: Franktown

      The only difference between the white and yellow Land O Lakes American deli cheese product is food coloring:

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Yes we all know but, thanks for the heads up

      2. re: Franktown

        Yes, we get it at Walmart in Wyoming, too. Also at our Smith's (Kroeger) grocery stores.

      3. It doesn't really exist out here on the West Coast, not like it does on the East. You may even see some white American here or there, but it doesn't taste the same. It's more... process-y, for lack of a better term. Shame, as nothing is better for grilled cheese, or cheeseburgers. I was just back home in CT enjoying it last week.

        1. I think in SF the equivalent--I know it's not the same--is Monterey Jack.

          If you go to a low-end supermarket (like Foods Co near 14th & Folsom), I think you can get it.

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          1. re: hankstramm

            Monterey Jack is a mild cheddar. You can get in pretty much any supermarket.

            Yellow American cheese would be the closest substitute.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear. The closest thing taste wise I've found to American cheese (very mild and good melting) is Monterey Jack.

              As for buying American cheese, you can find it in many cheaper supermarkets next to the Velveeta.

              1. re: hankstramm

                Yellow American cheese in most cases tastes exactly like white American cheese of the same brand, since the only difference is tasteless food coloring.

          2. Did you ask at the deli counter. It may not be available with the packaged cheeses but I bet the deli at most supermarkets will have it. I happened to be in Lucky today and inquired, they had it.

            1. I think I've seen it at Target.