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    #16
    Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

    I had already found that out. A cheaper alternative to parmesan cheese is peccorino remmano. I did not spell this right and do not have any to give you the right name, but if you are at a supermarket that sells many different varieties of cheese, you should be able to ask for a sub of parmesan cheese and you will get the cheese with the right spelling.
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      #17
      Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

      Yes Pecorino Romano can often be used interchangeably with Parmesano Reggiano, but it's not always the best choice. It's nice to have a cheaper substitute at times. I like the Pecorino Romano when I make pesto or other highly spiced dishes. The sweeter Parmesan works better for me with butter or cream based sauces or pasta carbonara.

      By the way, speaking again of truth in labeling, Pecorino Romano, the real stuff, is made from sheep's milk. However, in the US read your labels because what is sold as Romano is made from cow's milk like the real Parmesan is. I've been fooled in the supermarket and learned this the hard way when the Pecorino didn't taste right to me. Also, Pecorino is pretty salty, so that might be a concern for some people with dietary restrictions. I enjoy making a trip to a real Italian grocery to get my cheeses so I know what I am buying. When you don't eat meat, suddenly cheese becomes pretty important!

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        #18
        Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

        Originally posted by Midge View Post
        When you don't eat meat, suddenly cheese becomes pretty important!
        Ain't that the truth. I tried giving some up, but it's too hard. lol I looked for Parmesano Reggiano, but still haven't come across it. Speaking of substitutes, I was at my stepdd's for something and she wanted to make pesto. She asked my dd to go to the store for some pinenuts. I told her to just use some walnuts. Pinenuts are soooo expensive!! It came out great.
        🌺 Lorie

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          #19
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          LOL Lorie, I substitute walnuts for those pricy pine nuts in pesto all the time! For a change sometimes I also mix in a couple of scoops of ricotta when I make the pesto. It's different and a real treat! Sorry to hear real Parmesano Reggiano is hard to come by on your island. Guess I am spoiled with several sources for imported Italian groceries.

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            #20
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            OMG!!! I am the last to the party check pulled my grated Sharp Cheddar out of the frig, it also contains cellulose powder among other things gonna get a chunk to grate after this!!!! YIKES!!!!

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              #21
              Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

              Originally posted by Midge View Post
              LOL Lorie, I substitute walnuts for those pricy pine nuts in pesto all the time! For a change sometimes I also mix in a couple of scoops of ricotta when I make the pesto. It's different and a real treat! Sorry to hear real Parmesano Reggiano is hard to come by on your island. Guess I am spoiled with several sources for imported Italian groceries.
              That sounds good.I have ricotta on my list right now. I want to make some lasagna roll ups. A little lighter than the pan version.

              Originally posted by MaggieSue View Post
              OMG!!! I am the last to the party check pulled my grated Sharp Cheddar out of the frig, it also contains cellulose powder among other things gonna get a chunk to grate after this!!!! YIKES!!!!
              They add that stuff so the cheese doesn't stick together in the bag. Put your block in the freezer for a bit and it will be easier to grate. Also hard cheeses like cheddar can be put in the freezer. Don't put cream cheese. I tried that already. Yuck lol
              🌺 Lorie

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                #22
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                This is the reason I get the hex sign from family if I even glance sideways at a pre shredded bag of cheese. My son is the house cheese grater
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                  #23
                  Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

                  We switched from Parmesan to Asiago cheese three years ago. It not only tastes delicious, it smalls delicious. A little goes a long way and it keeps very well in the refrigerator. If you have an Aldi grocery store check them out. Low prices and high quality (although the selection is limited.)
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                    #24
                    Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

                    Don't freeze cottage cheese or sour cream either!

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                      #25
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                      I wouldn't really have a problem eating a filler if I know what it is, but lots of time the fillers are cotton seed or wood pulp that are not grown for human consumption. What kinds of herbicides and insecticides are used on that plant before it is put in the food? I wonder if anyone checks for that in the industry.
                      The US has some pretty lax rules as far as what can be called GRAS. In Britain, the rules are much more strict. Take Kraft Mac and Cheese. The US version is recently "Now without artificial dyes and flavors!" Woopee, in England it has always been that way. Manufacturers in the US just take advantage of the comfortable arrangement between the 'powers that be' in Washington, and lobbyists in the food industry. They only change when public opinion forces them.
                      Oops, don't get me started......

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                        #26
                        Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

                        the powder is there so it doesnt stick together, its also on packaged salads for the same reason. people that have celiac disease really have to watch out for it.

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                          #27
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                          What ever happened to the truth in labeling law? Why can't food companies just be honest about everything in the pkg and let us decide!!!!##!

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                            #28
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                            Wow, did not know about the Parm, THANKS! I really dislike to food shop, now I think I have to take a chair with me and read every label of the food I put in the cart. I try to purchase anti biotic free and hormone free foods, Now I have to worry about "sawdust " in my food. Good Grief.

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                              #29
                              Re: Did anyone see the Dr. Oz show about Parmesan Cheese?

                              I did not know this but I stopped using the "fake" stuff a long time ago. I LOVE fresh grated paremsan and asiago cheeses! Asiago does not last as long as parm so I don't use it quite as often. I usually spend the 20 bucks or so to get a large brick which lasts me quite a while.

                              I am constantly infuriated at the garbage that goes into and onto our food. And then we wonder why the rates of cancer are so high. There is no honesty or integrity in food labeling anymore and you are totally at their mercy. Even when you THINK you know what you're getting, you often don't because it's hidden in language that makes no sense. All designed to deceive. I think all food should be grown, manufactured and regulated by government bodies made up of citizens in a not-for-profit way....Owned by the people. What an idealist eh? LOL!

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                                #30
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                                That's called socialism, and people shiver at that thought.....

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