It melts faster and more evenly than sliced Cheddar (e.g., in grilled-cheese sandwiches), and it's a cinch to roll into tacos, sprinkle on salads, or use in a hundred other ways (no grater or cleanup required). Say "cheese" to these picture-perfect winners.
365 Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Tasters' and Editors' Pick (Mild):
Most tasters chose 365 Mild Cheddar Cheese as their favorite mild variety, praising its "creamy" texture. Volunteers also complimented the "bold" and "milky" flavor, noting it was "tangy, but in a good way."
Some remarked, however, that the cheese had a "chalky" and "rubbery" texture.
Crystal Farms Extra Sharp Cheese
Tasters’ and Editors’ Pick (Sharp):
A taster favorite, Crystal Farms Extra Sharp cheese pleased with its salty and "bold" flavor with an average, run-of-the-mill texture.
When melted, this cheese was less greasy and browned beautifully, earning bonus points.
Kraft Natural Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Kraft Natural Shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese received high marks from volunteers on its "bold" and "tangy" taste.
One reviewer even wrote the flavor "burst" in the mouth. Most tasters liked the "creamy" texture of the cheese, although a few described it as "powdery."
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Sargento Mild Cheddar Cheese
Reviewers were divided over Sargento Mild Cheddar cheese’s taste and texture.
Some tasters praised the thinness of the shreds, describing them as "moist" despite their slenderness.
Others, however, found the cheese "chalky." Regarding taste, some volunteers appreciated the saltiness of the cheese, but several wrote it was "sour" and "artificial yet bland."
Photo courtesy of SargentoSargento Sharp Cheese
The taste, on the other hand, divided volunteers. Some relished the "tangy," "sour" and salty flavor, others thought the cheese needed flavor. A few reviewers also described the taste as "artificial."