Delicious like Butter - once tasted you will be hooked to it. It is used to spread on bread, Parathas, sandwiches, as dip-in with snacks. Children love it. It is actually a combination of Cheddar and soft cheese.
How to Select
It is easily available in the market in cups varying in the weight. Choose from the brands available in the market - Small or Large packet as desired. Confirm on freshness by checking the manufacturing as well as expiry dates. Be sure to always respect the "best before" date.
· Be it Indian Parathas or Roti, Bread or crackers, cheese spread tastes yum on them. Cheese spread is a treat and can be relished by sprinkling paprika or oregano or spice of your choice.
· Starters and appetizers can be glazed with the cheese spread.
· Spice up the cheese spread with your choice of herbs and spice and serve as flavoured dips with snacks or potato chips or corn chips.
· Garlic can be added to cheese spreads and dips in several ways-minced, crushed or powdered in small amounts or you can roast the garlic, mash it and add to cheese spreads.
· Herbs go wonderfully with cheese spread to make dips.
How to Store
Cheese Spreads best kept refrigerated in the cheeses compartment or crisper where the humidity prevents it from drying out. Always store the cheese spread in an airtight container hence away from strong-smelling foods, as they easily absorb odours. Buy a little bit, and buy often. The home refrigerator is not a friendly environment for cheese; the less time it spends in there, the better.
· Cheese is known to protect against dental caries and are known as anticariogenic, in fact cheese is considered to be one of the most anticariogenic of all foods.
· Cheese has particularly low lactose content compared with other dairy foods. A good option for people who are Lactose Intolerant
· Cheese is a naturally rich source of many nutrients including calcium, phosphorous, protein, fat soluble vitamins and B vitamins.