This is part two of a five part series on different ways I use my food processor. This series is a part of my month long “5 Days With My Appliances” series..
If you are fortunate enough to have a shredding disc come with your food processor, than this can save you some serious time when it comes to shredding cheese. I only buy whole cheese, never anything that is already shredded (click here to find out why). Whenever I am making some pasta dish that needs cheese, I usually have to shred an entire block or chunk. Before I had used a box grater and those are wonderful. In fact, if I am just doing a little bit of cheese, I will still turn to the box grater. But for large batches, a food processor can make quick work of the cheese. Within seconds you can be all done. For best results, I recommend putting the cheese in the freezer for a short time to make it a bit harder. If a cheese is too soft you may end up just mushing it instead of shredding it. Some examples of cheese that would work well are cheddar, Colby, brick, Monterey Jack, and mozzarella (non-fresh).