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Popular Shredded Cheese Styles

February 3, 2015

Chefs love the convenience of ready-to-use shredded cheese. Just grab a bag and boom you’ve immediately saved valuable prep time and counter space. In most cases, you’ve also got cheese that’s perfect for the dish you’re making. Like Pizza Cheese, for example - it's made from just the right blend of Mozzarella, Provolone and Cheddar cheeses to deliver classic pizza flavor and a picture-perfect melted cheese topping.

In addition to flavor, shreds also come in a variety of styles. At Pacific Cheese, a premier manufacturer of shredded cheese for foodservice and retail, two of our most popular shred styles are Fancy and Feather.

Shred Type: Fancy

  • Finely shredded cheese
  • Melts exceptionally well
  • Great visual presentation on top of entrees
  • Blends easily with other ingredients

Usage: Fancy shredded cheese is a favorite for Mexican dishes, like tacos, smothered burritos, and salads. Try it melted on garlic bread, or blend or bake in a dip (spinach, artichoke).

Shred Type: Feather 

  • More cheese for full coverage
  • Melts well
  • Excellent for recipes that feature a lot of cheese
  • Adds beautiful ooey, gooey, melty goodness to any dish

Usage: Feather shreds are perfect for pizza, lasagna and gourmet mac-n-cheese. Roll into puff pastry dough and bake to create cheesy bites. Add to casseroles, soups (cheddar and broccoli), and baked potatoes.

With even more options to choose from, Pacific Cheese offers exceptional variety when it comes to shredded cheese. To discover the right shred style for your application and performance needs, contact us today at or 510-784-8800.

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