Being a turophile is something that needs to be inbred and not something that one can develop on his/her own, and I for one am a born turophile. Even if that weren't the case for you, it's no fun if you haven't grown up with cheese all your life, and explored its many tastes and smells as you aged. Before we begin about how shredded cheese is used in cooking and in preparing sauces, we first look into what a turophile is. It simply means, lover of cheese, or one that has a love for cheese. It takes root from the Greek word tyros, meaning cheese and philos meaning, beloved/dear. There are different kinds of shredded cheese, or what is known as grated cheese, that comes either in blocks that you can grate by hand, or in ready made form packed as grated strands. Either way, these grated cheese types come from hard cheese, since they hold together well. We look into how cheese can benefit cheese lovers and those who like the occasional cheese dish when it comes to its health benefits and nutrition. I'll also put together a shredded cheese dip you'll not want to miss out on making in the comfort of your own kitchen space.
Shredded Cheese Nutrition
There are different types of cheese that come under shredded/grated cheese. We cover five kinds of the same that fall under the grated cheese types list. You can also look into feta cheese nutrition, for something a little different than the usual cheese kinds eaten.
Shredded Cheese – Health Benefits
So what makes cheese healthy and how can one include this yummy milk product in their diet? Before you start on a regime that includes cheese, find out how it can benefit you in ways that you didn't even know about, on these cheese health benefits.
How to Make Cheese Dip
This dip that I've put together, can be coupled with anything like say, bread sticks, buffalo wings, fried chicken, steak, pasta, seafood, tortillas and more. Use your own take on how this dip can be used not just as an accompaniment but as a sauce as well for say, pasta based dishes. Look into this cream cheese crab dip, for more sinful cheese dip ideas.
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Method of Preparation:
Take a deep dish and fill it halfway with water and keep it on the boil, set at a low flame. Place a glass bowl that is slightly bigger than the opening of the dish and let it sit above it, so that it gets indirect heat from the boiling water below. Dump in your cheese, and keeping the flame on low; let it gradually melt into a nice and thick consistency. Then take the bowl out, and pour in your creamy mixture into another bowl, and fold in your sour cream, crushed garlic, corn, chives, ginger and olive oil. Blitz this mixture in a blender for five seconds and then scoop out your mix back into the bowl. Lastly, add in your chili flakes, whole olives, and then garnish with more chives. Once that is done, gently dry fry your halloumi cheese till it turns slightly brown and then serve these as a side dish with the dip, with chili flakes sprinkled atop. There you have it, sweet and sour cheese dip. Find out here on how to make goat cheese dip, for a another way of making a nice creamy cheese dip that would go great with appetizers.
Shredded cheese is something that can be added last when making a dish, to give that cheesy finished top layer. Don't be afraid to experiment with this kind of cheese. Expose your palate to different types of it, to give your senses that jolt in taste and texture. In time you'll come to love this very important ingredient in fine cooking, and eventually, fall in love with it. Have a 'cheesy' day.