Kraft Shredded Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago Cheeses Review

We’ve frequently bought Kraft Shredded Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago Cheeses   mix and other similar products in the pantry for decades now, and so, have consumed many jars, We wouldn’t keep going back for more if we didn’t like it.  We do in fact, LOVE it.

We find this three-cheese Kraft cheese mix utterly delicious to the point that my oat meal and steamed vegetables just wouldn’t be the same without this noteworthy seasoning. I use this cheese product on many hot dishes, and it tastes particularly good on hot oat meal or grits.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • This Kraft 3-cheese product actually melts and becomes stringy when sprinkled over pasta and any hot dish actually.  But the pasta must be really hot for complete melting to take place.  This further augments the Italian cheese flavor this product adds to anything you add it too.
  • This is a 100-percent pure cheese product (minus the added cellulose to prevent caking, and the potassium sorbate to preserve the fresh cheese flavor).
  • Kraft Shredded Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago Cheese contains 110 calories per 1/4 cup serving; which is a typical amount for cheese mixes like this in general.
  • This Kraft product keeps for several months in the refrigerator.  It must be refigerated even prior to opening however.  So this makes it less of a stock-pileable product since refigerator space is limited, and its shelf life is shorter than the Parmesan cheese products I’ve reviewed elsewhere.  But I usually have no need to keep more than one 7-ounce jar of it around anyhow.
  • I’ve observed little caking of this product, and the clumps that do form can easily be broken up by lightly pounding the jar against a counter or other hard surface.  The added cellulose
  • Since this cheese product is the Kraft brand, it’s widely available at most of the bigger grocery stores.  I’ve not seen it sold in the very small shops.
  • The jar is equipped with a sprinkle-or-spoon-out top, that makes dishing out the cheese mixture quite effortless.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • Be aware that this 3-cheese sprinkle product contains 370 MG of sodium per serving, which can add up to many hundreds (or even thousands) of milligrams when you add enough to take on a large plate of penne pasta or spaghetti. So those watching blood pressure should consume this product with restraint.
  • Indeed, this food has some additives that I wish it did not (like the preservatives and the salt). However, the list of ingredients is short considering that it contains three cheeses. So it does not appear to be overly processed beyond the typical processing required to make milk into Asiago, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses.
  • It’s somewhat hard to get the cheese shreds to melt unless the pasta onto which you’re sprinkling this product has just come off the stove.  The grated cheese products melt more readily as I have observed.


Product Rating

In ending this review, I find this Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese excellent tasting and would recommend that you incorporate it permanently into your food cupboards.  I’d rate it thus at 92 out of 100.


Where To Buy Kraft Shredded Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago Cheeses

Look for it at your favorite larger grocery store, in the clear plastic jar with the purple and yellow label that has the black, purple, and yellow letters.  There’s a black cap to top it all off.




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  • 2012-03-21: Originally published.