Are you a cheese fan? Then, take note of the best ways to save on cheese, pay a visit to the supermarket and get ready to celebrate the National Cheese Day!
Many of you think that buying cheese and trying to save money isn't quite the perfect match, right? Well, to celebrate the National Cheese Day, we've gathered the best ways you can enjoy cheese and still save money!
The key is buying bricks of cheese
Option number one -and probably the most efficient way to save money- is to buy the whole brick. They are way cheaper than getting sliced or shredded cheese.
If you go cheese-shopping you will clearly see the difference. In many supermarkets, a brick of organic cheese will cost the same as an ounce of organic sliced cheese. Besides, if you buy sliced, you will definitely have to also buy shredded cheese! (unless you want to try shredding the sliced cheese and end up also shredding your fingertips!).
So, as you accumulate shredded, sliced and string cheese in your cart, costs get higher and higher. Whereas, if you buy a brick you will spend less and you can shred it, slice it and make some strings out of it!
Main tips to save on cheese
Here are some other tips you may want to use to save a bit of many and still eat cheese!
- Freeze it: Many of you were wondering what to do if you don't eat the whole brick at once. Freeze it! Separate the brick in portions and put them in individual freezer containers. You can then take the pieces one by one, whenever you want to add them to your meal. Bear in mind that once-frozen cheese will slightly change from the fresh one, so it wouldn't be the best option for snacking.
- Stock up! If you happen to come across a great cheese deal, then go for it! You can take advantage of the special discounts and then slice and freeze as much as you need.
- Swap flavors: Most people tend to stick to one type of cheese and only buy that kind. Try changing to similar flavors. Check which ones have a discount or are cheaper than the one you usually buy and give them a try! If you are afraid of changing, check which flavors are similar, like Blue cheese and Gorgonzola, or Havarti and Gruyere.
- Thin slices: If you want your brick to last longer, you can try by slicing thinner pieces!
- Get gourmet cheese from gourmet stores: Many think that buying at gourmet stores implies higher costs. Nevertheless, you will probably spend less than when you buy gourmet cheese at supermarkets.
- Buy generic: Brand names don't matter when it comes to cheese. The key actually is in the ingredients. So, take a look at the labels and save some money by buying generic!