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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:49 PM
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Parmasean cheese - why won't it melt?
What's it made from that it refuses to melt?

It's nice to know it's low in fat, so I can eat a pound of it and be no worse off, but why won't it melt? x(
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:50 PM
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1. Cuse it is cured far longer than regular cheese...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:51 PM
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2. Cured? What disease did it have?
:yoiks:

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:57 PM
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6. Well, basically that is how they make cheese....
Parmasan has far less water than other cheese so it doesn't melt as easily...
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:04 PM
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15. you are so silly
:rofl:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:05 PM
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16. I'm just like putty too!
Silly putty! :D

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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:53 PM
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3. It's a very hard cheese...
and has very little moisture. To get it to melt it needs to be in a sauce or grated at home off a freshly cut wedge. The green canned stuff won't melt no matter what you do to it. And...it's got the same calories as other hard cheeses. Sorry.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:53 PM
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4. parmagiano reggiano
(the stuff that costs $13/lb.) DOES melt.

the plastic shavings shit or the powdery sprinkle GARBAGE is not even food.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:59 PM
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9. Yup
that is what I was going to say.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:06 PM
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10. You can melt the powdered stuff in the green can
if you use a nuclear reactor. Otherwise it remains inert and pretty much inedible.
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querelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:57 PM
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5. Parmesan Cheese is Evil
It smells like freshly brought up vomit. How can you eat that shit? I would rather eat dirt.

Q
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:58 PM
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8. Vivid!!!!!
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:24 PM
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18. It gets better as you get older
and your senses of smell and taste change. When I was a kid, I couldn't be in the same room with the stuff - now I can't live without it. It's weird.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:58 PM
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7. 'Cause it hates our freedoms?
Darksided!111!!11
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:21 PM
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11. It is dry
For that reason, it is fairly shelf stable too although it stays fresher refrigerated.
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:24 PM
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12. It's simple
It doesn't want to!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:27 PM
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13. You have to finely grate it if you want to melt and go into solution with
something else.

If you just put it on a pizza, and want melted cheese, it will melt fine.

But if you want to make, say, an Alfredo sauce, that cheese better be finely ground up.

And it's because, as you noted, it's low in fat.
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:37 PM
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14. I dunno but it's delicious, all brown and crunchy.
MMmmmmmm :)
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:07 PM
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17. Because it hates you.
Now, don't you feel bad? ;)
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:38 AM
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19. It's the curing process...
It dries out the cheese, the moisture in the cheese helps it to melt.
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