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What is this USA cheese?

It looks digusting. Is it real cheese?

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Old 05.05.2020, 21:12
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It looks digusting. Is it real cheese?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enA9xEIoTRA
Oh it’s processed. A lot. But it’s great on grilled cheese or cheese burger. In fact, you can buy something similar in Coop - “cheddar” cheese.

I have more problems with the bread - White wonder bread. Ick.

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Re: What is this USA cheese?

Ah, Wonder Bread, for the breast in Bed.
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

It's no wonder why the US has an obesity issue given the prevalence of processed food - cheese being the the least of the problems
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Old 05.05.2020, 21:37
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

That kind of cheese is usually called "American cheese" in the States -- slices of individually-wrapped processed cheese. I've seen very similar to it sold here in Switzerland, in various forms, including Emmenthaler. Americans do eat normal cheese as well. Not just processed. But eating too many processed foods does seem to be a problem there. People go for what's easy rather than what's healthy, I guess.
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

Tons of similar Schmelzkäse here in Coop and Migros. Some brands call it "Toast Käse" or Schachtelkäse.
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

Its the synthetic orange/yellow colour. It looks like melted plastic. Yukkkk!!
Probably the Amis know nothing about cheese anyhow.

"Tons of similar Schmelzkäse here in Coop and Migros. Some brands call it "Toast Käse" or Schachtelkäse."
It looks nothing like the US cheese! No similarity at all
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

the truth

"It's perfect in its simplicity...but what exactly is it? American cheese—the kind you get in the individual plastic wrappers—is processed cheese or “cheese food,” meaning it's not actually real cheese. ... In short, Kraft Singles are made with less than 51% actual cheese, so it can't legally be called "cheese.""
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"Tons of similar Schmelzkäse here in Coop and Migros. Some brands call it "Toast Käse" or Schachtelkäse."
It looks nothing like the US cheese! No similarity at all
Yes, it is the exact same thing.

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Its the synthetic orange/yellow colour. It looks like melted plastic. Yukkkk!!
Probably the Amis know nothing about cheese anyhow.

"Tons of similar Schmelzkäse here in Coop and Migros. Some brands call it "Toast Käse" or Schachtelkäse."
It looks nothing like the US cheese! No similarity at all
Wouldn't know. But I love making it this way (with Swiss cheese in my case), so thanks for the reminder.

Some cheddar is yellow too. American cheese gets it's yellow colour from Annatto apparently.
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Its the synthetic orange/yellow colour. It looks like melted plastic. Yukkkk!!
Probably the Amis know nothing about cheese anyhow.
Man, you can be a jerk at times...including now.
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It looks digusting. Is it real cheese?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enA9xEIoTRA
Perhaps it' about the time to shutdown the computer, go out for a walk and think about the USA is at least ~6000 km away
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

Life must be a continual wonder for someone who discovers "processed cheese" for the first time about 100 years after it first appeared in the shops.

No, it's not real cheese, but yes, some people like it. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Yes, it is the exact same thing.
Food labelling has improved dramatically over the years, but it's still not good enough to be sure that the word 'cheese' on a package guarantees that the product contained therein is actually cheese, but in some cases packs of pre-sliced cheese are actually just that, real cheese in slices, so no, it's not _always_ the exact same thing.

Of course, the vast majority of cheese, particularly that sold in supermarkets, is factory produced anyway, but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad thing, just as processed cheese isn't, so long as you know what you're getting and are happy with it.

Having said that, I could never be happy with processed cheese, and for sure most of the generic "cheese" that I've come across in the USA is absolutely foul, but even there good real cheese is not difficult to find.

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Perhaps it' about the time to shutdown the computer, go out for a walk and think about the USA is at least ~6000 km away
Noooo! Don't let him take a walk. He'll come back from it with worse nonsense.
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Its the synthetic orange/yellow colour. It looks like melted plastic. Yukkkk!!
Don't sneer at it just because of the orange color. More often than not orange cheese is colored with annato, a natural plant food-dye (it's obtained by crushing the seeds of a plant). Very good cheeses use it too, such as the Red Leicester (not too different from a decent English cheddar). Do sneer at it because it's bad, made out of cheese plus vegetable oils, emulsifiers, etc.
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It's no wonder why the US has an obesity issue given the prevalence of processed food - cheese being the the least of the problems
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Move along, nothing to see here.
"Move" being the important word there, I think.

Terri, I think if people moved more in the US, they would have a chance to metabolize even evil processed food. The lack of exercise makes the overwhealm of processed foods much worse.
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Old 06.05.2020, 13:46
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Re: What is this USA cheese?

Yelllow cheese is so last year.

How about pink cheese?

From a Toggenburger Käserei for the Chinese market:



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Re: What is this USA cheese?

I was soo happy when I could start getting the processed single-style cheese here in CH.


The grilled cheese - like in the video is literally half of all my meals
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