Friday, December 14, 2012

Additive Preservative Free Parmesan Cheese

There used to be a shredded parmesan cheese that I loved, but the company must
have changed it, because the last time I bought the cheese it didn't even smell like
cheese. I didn't recognize the last three ingredients in the cheese (cellulose, potas-
sium sorbate, and natamycin), so I did a little research.

According to, cellulose is an organic compound and it is mainly ob-
tained from wood pulp and cotton. Cellulose is often referred to as "dietary fiber".
Potassium sorbate is mainly used as a food preservative. It inhibits molds and yeast
in many foods. Natamycin is used in food to fight fungal growth, and it is used med-
ically to treat fungal infections.

I have a new favorite parmesan cheese. It's made by 4C Foods Corp. This cheese
has no additives or preservatives and it smells like cheese. Now I put the 4C
cheese in my Cannellini Tomato Soup and my Spaghetti.

Cannellini Tomato Soup

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion chopped
1/8 tsp. celery salt
14.5 oz. chopped tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. black pepper
(3) 15 oz. cans cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 tbsp. dried parsley
4C Grated Parmesan Cheese

Heat olive oil and onion in a large pot over medium heat and cook for about 15
minutes. Next, add the garlic,tomatoes, broth, beans, spices, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low for 30 minutes, so the flavors can blend.

After you put the soup in your bowl sprinkle the cheese on top.


lb. angel hair pasta
lb. ground beef
1 garlic clove
1 onion
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
lb. 26 oz. spaghetti sauce
1 bouillon cube
4C Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook olive oil, onion, and beef together on medium heat for about 30
minutes until the beef is no longer pink. After the beef is browned, add the
bouillon cube, garlic, spaghetti sauce, spices, and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook about 5 minutes more and then put on low while you cook the pasta
according to the box directions.

Once the spaghetti is on your plate sprinkle the cheese on top.

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