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Sunday, September 29, 2019

For years I have added a can of tuna to my salad, (to give it the protein to make a complete meal.) then some grated cheese, (usually Parmesan but sometimes cheddar) Then I discovered freeze dried cheese so I switched to that exclusively. In addition to the protein, Freeze Dried provides the "crunch" factor so I don't need to add any croutons.

Then our Prime Minister and the US decided to start playing tariff wars and all dairy products were slapped with incredible tariffs and I can no longer get the items I like. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places, but I have not been able to find a source in Canada for freeze-dried cheeses.

So on to what I can get. There are several manufacturers who supply a fully grated (almost powdery) Parmesan. I found one brand that was acceptable - not as good as the FD, but would be ok - and was using that. Then all of a sudden, the store I bought it at seemed to no longer carry it!

I get an email every week about sales at Costco. This week, apparently Costo had a cheese extravaganza and, guess what? That brand of Parmesan was included and it was on sale! But I don't drive and it is too far for me to walk from a bus stop. My BIL has been busy in the evenings, and today he was busy with a work thing, but after he got home, he went to the closest Costco to get me some, only to find out they were completely out, there was nothing but a lot of empty shelf! It was too late (almost closing time) for him to try another location, so I am once again out of luck.

Maybe it's time for me to go back to the can of tuna, lol Or maybe stop making salads as a complete meal and start making them a side dish.
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  • no profile photo CD14247749
    Linda, along with several other posters, I think that Amazon would be a great place to look for your cheese. And if they have it, it is another plus that they will deliver it to your door. emoticon
    669 days ago
    Hopefully we will have new leadership in the U.S. as the current one is hurting us and all of our allies. I hope you can find what you need.
    671 days ago
    I agree, I would search more on line. Best wishes! Also, have you tried baking parmesan cheese into crisps? I remember them being nice and crunchy. You could break them up over your salad.
    672 days ago
    That suggestion to see if you find it on Amazon was what I thought as well. HOnestly, never tried nor heard of freeze dried cheese. Good luck to you!
    672 days ago
    Have you tried looking for it on Amazon? I find nearly everything I need and get it delivered to my home.
    672 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    Hope you find your cheese somewhere else. emoticon
    672 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    672 days ago
    Whatever you decide.
    672 days ago
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