Cheese blends are an effective way to improve the flavour of your menu or household favourites. As the name suggests, they typically consist of two or more types of cheese that are combined together to create a signature, hybrid taste.
The most renowned chefs, locally and abroad, typically opt for mozzarella as the staple before blending it with another type. However, there is no rulebook so it is encouraged to experiment according to your taste and the traditional ingredients used in your dish. If you are unsure and want a signature flavour and tart in your cheese, Pure Dairy‘s Mexi Shred Blend is a tantalising combination of Monterey Jack and other cheeses.
Preparing cheese blends from the comfort of your own home is economical. For instance, instead of throwing away your left-over cheese, you can preserve it in your refrigerator and cook it with other types for a future blend. As you prepare more cheese blends at home, you’ll begin to notice the different distinctions of cheese which yield different flavours, colours and stretchiness. The latter is highly sought after by cheese enthusiasts as the yellowish creamy strands make for a sumptuous presentation.
If you love to cook your meal, there are various cheese blend options to suit a range of palates.
Pure Dairy’s Mexi Shred Blend is one of the most popular cheese blends in Australia. It provides a superior melt, flavour and elasticity without tearing or breaking. Mexi Shred Blend combines cheddar, Asadero, Monterey Jack, Queso Quesadilla and is perfect for nachos, tacos, french fries, hot dogs and other melted cheese dishes.
Italian Cheese Blends
Italian cheese blends are mainly prepared using grated Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Some Italian blends also combine mozzarella cheese and Provolone. They add great flavour and freshness to salads, garlic bread and vegetable dishes.
Colby-Jack Cheese Blend
Colby-Jack cheese is an orange cheese produced from Monterey Jack and Colby cheese. It provides a semi-hard texture and has a sharp and tangy flavour. This is one of the most popular blends in America and is an adored topping for cheeseburgers, pizzas, nachos and sandwiches.
Pizza Blend Cheese
As the name suggests, pizza blend cheese has a home amongst pie lovers. This blend of mozzarella, Parmesan and Provolone cheese is one of the most used blends by pizzerias. If you crave restaurant-quality pizza at home, try using pizza blend cheese for your next Italian night!
Shredded Cheese, Taco Blend
When considering the most popular Tex-Mex dish amongst Australians, Tacos are the undisputed winner. It’s become a local pastime to prepare ethnic cuisines for family dinners and what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a memorable taco night. Both cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack are must-have for Tex-Mex lovers, and yes, the taco blend has got both.