A couple of months ago my husband bought several bags of pre-grated cheese that were on sale (for cheaper than the bricks of cheese.) It was fantastic! No more hurrying to grate cheese while cooking a meal with kids underfoot hoping to catch any cheese that might fall.
Only problem? It lasted such a short time! Both the cheese, and the sale. We couldn’t really justify spending more on cheese to save just a few minutes of work, so back to the bricks we went.
Then I had a DUH! moment.
Our food processor has a blade that grates cheese. It’s fast. And we have ziplock bags.
So, next time we bought a brick of cheese, we stuck the whole thing through the food processor. It took all of 30 seconds, maybe. Add in about 1 minute to wash the food processor. And voila, a big bag of grated cheese, ready for tacos and casseroles and nachos.
Again…why didn’t I think of this sooner? If you love the ease of buying grated cheese and have a food processor..save a couple of bucks and try it!