We've had mixed reviews about Kraft Fat Free Cheeses here on Iateapie.net. Kraft Fat Free Mozzarella Cheese was not good, but Kraft Fat Free Sharp Cheddar Singles was okay - although "sharp cheddar" was a bit of a stretch. I decided to the the Kraft Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese next as a tie breaker. What I didn't know then was that I should have saved my money, because this fat free cheese was not worth it!
Like the Fat Free Mozzarella, this also had a sour, bland, plastic-like taste. Yuck ! When I melted some on a tortilla for a healthier quesadilla, I didn't want to finish - and I'm not one to waste food. It was like eating rubbery, cheese-flavored goo; this cheese had none of the bubbly goodness I crave in a cheddar.
Nutritionally, this product is great though. A 1/4 cup serving of Kraft Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese provides just 45 calories (about half of the calories provided by regular shredded Cheddar cheese), no fat, 280 mg sodium (12% of the daily value), 9 grams of protein, and 25% of the RDA for calcium.
I bought an 8-ounce bag for $3.49, on sale from $4.99. At a price that high, with a taste that ho-hum, I won't be buying this again. The fat free cheddar cheese that have received good reviews are Cabot 50Percent Light Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Borden Fat Free Sharp Cheese Singles - but none are shredded, so it might be best to just go the full fat route - and reduce the portion size.
Do you have any recommendations for a good brand of fat free shredded cheese?