Monday, February 01, 2010

Happy Farms Cheese

Occasionally we shop at Aldi.  Most of their canned and frozen stuff is good, bagged salads good, most fresh fruits and vegetables lousy.   Milk is usually closer to the sell-by date than other stores, and their selection is pretty limited.

I really like cheddar cheese, but I'm not at all picky about it--Store brand, major brand or gourmet are all about the same to me.  Except Happy Farms. one of Aldi's many house brands.  I had to check the ingredients--I was convinced they were using candle wax as a filler.


Apparently not.  They managed to get that nasty texture and lack of taste completely naturally.   We also had a block of Colby-Jack that was distressingly similar.

5 comments:

  1. sevesteensmom2:14 PM

    Have you ever tried Private Selection? This is a Kroger brand, made by Cabot and is consistently good. We buy Vermont Extra Sharp white cheddar.

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  2. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Wisconsin inhabitants are not called 'cheese-heads' for nothing. The taste of natural cheese should be based at room temperature not cold. This is when the creamy taste becomes apparent. Happy Farms is extremely close to a perfect taste. I would rather consume this product than those brands that have additives to enhance a cold piece to taste creamy.

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  3. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Happy Farms cheese at Aldi's is ok. At least it's real and it melts. We've tried the milid cheddar and the mozzarella. Would like to know who makes it and if it is a Wisconsin-based farm, I will continue to buy it in order to support our local farms. But if it comes from anywhere else, I will cross it off my list as it's only okay enough to buy it if you happen to go to Aldi's, not make an extra trip for. Can't beat the price though.

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  4. Anonymous9:29 PM

    i bought HAPPY FARMS MONTEREY JACK CHEESE AND IT IS VERY DRY ,RUBBERY PLASTIC TASTING. IT SUCKS

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  5. The Happy farms Blue Cheese crumbles is the best I have had from a grocery store!

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