Freeze Dried Cheese: Cheddar, Colby, Mozzarella, Shredded and Powdered


Freeze dried cheese is one of the many options available for long term food storage. This is a way to ensure that you and your family can have a good supply of protein and calcium if anything compromises the safety and ready availability of food. 

Since this method of preservation does not decrease the nutritional content of food, it is a great way to have this easy staple in your emergency food stash. Freeze drying removes almost all the moisture from food making it less likely to spoil.

Benefits of Using Freeze Dried Cheese

You will be able to use freeze dried cheese in any type of recipe that calls for this dairy product. This is one of the many reasons why people love this option, apart from the fact that they can keep it for a long time. Among the many benefits of choosing dehydrated dairy products are:

  • The long shelf life: It can last for up to 30 years if you do not open it.
  • It ensures the availability of nutritional food choices: This is one of the best reasons for storing food of any kind. Even if there is a shortage you will still be able to meet your dietary needs.
  • It is cost effective: One of the main advantages of storing food is that even if prices skyrocket, it will not affect you too much. Since you can store food for years you would still be enjoying it at the original price.
  • These products are easy to find: A number of companies such as Emergency Essentials and the ReadyStore sell these types of foodstuff and other emergency food supplies. 

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The ReadyStore is a good source of top quality shredded mozzarella from Saratoga Farms which is excellent for most recipes. This sells for under $40 per can. Also on sale from this company is an American family favorite, Mac and cheese, which is an easy to prepare meal.

Emergency Essentials also sells freeze dried cheese for the survivalist or anyone who wants to have this food on hand when they need it. Their Provident Pantry 6-can combo pack with one can of Colby, two cans of sharp cheddar, one can of Monterey Jack and two cans of mozzarella comes in at under $300.00.

This combo means a store of cheeses that can work great in various types of recipes such as mozzarella in pizza, Monterey Jack in soups and of course cheddar with sandwiches or with macaroni.

One of the great things about buying from Emergency Essentials is that there are recipes on the site for using some of the products they sell. One recipe that any cheese lover will want to try is the Provident Pantry Garden Omelet.

To ensure the safety of these products, #10 cans are generally the choice for packaging. These are not only strong, but they are also convenient to store and handle. Keeping these cans in storage that is 70 degrees Fahrenheit or less is ideal.

Using freeze dried cheese only requires adding cold water, and allowing it to sit for about five to ten minutes. Depending on your family’s size or how often you use this food item, you can reconstitute the amount you need for a week and store it in your refrigerator. If you have any concerns about how it may taste, keep in mind that many commercial food processors use it in some of their products.

Anyone who is serious about food storage will have this versatile dairy product in their stock. While they are great for long term storage, these are also good for everyday use.

Try and use a few cans when hiking, camping or enjoying the outdoors to get a taste for what you like, (and what you don’t); and then dust off your storage shelves ready for the new arrivals.

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