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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How to make your own Velveeta style cheese

Velveeta Cheese, most of us love it, but we also know how expensive it is, and it has all the added ingredients that we do not want in it!

Now, the news is reporting that there may be a Velveeta shortage by Superbowl Sunday, especially on the East Coast.

But, Velveeta, how we love you!!!!

So, I have worked with many different recipes, and this is the one that I love the most for my own Velveeta style cheese!


1 1/2 lb. grated cheddar cheese, divided into 3 equal parts (1/2 pound each)
1 1/2 cups almost boiling water, divided into 3 equal parts (1/2 cup each)
1/2 cup plus 1 tbls. instant dry milk, divided into 3 equal parts (3 tablespoons each)
1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin (1 1/2 tsp.), divided into 3 equal parts (1/2 teaspoon each)

How to make it

Line a 8x4x2 loaf pan with plastic wrap - several layers works best
Put 1/2 cup water, 3 tbls. milk, and 1/2 tsp. gelatin into blender
Blend until gelatin has dissolved
Add 1/2 lb. Cheddar cheese
Blend until blended
Pour into loaf pan
Repeat same procedure two more times
Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight before unmolding

Makes a 2 pound loaf