sxan , avatar

way more cheese than you should eat at once

This is not a logical statement, for it cannot be true.

mods_are_assholes ,

I will NOT have you slander such a noble foodstuff, vile heathen!

Kolanaki , avatar

When the waiter comes to grate parmesan on my food I laugh and say that one block isn't going to cut it.

jaschen ,

Cheese is pretty healthy. It will actually make you feel full unlike processed junk food which bypasses the full feeling completely so you consume more.

themeatbridge OP ,

Processed cheese may or may not be worse, depending on the processing and depending on the cheese you compare it to. There are thousands of kinds of cheese.

And even the healthiest cheese can still be eaten in excess. That was my point, not that cheese is unhealthy, but adding "a healthy amount" is phrase that really means more than one person should eat.

jaschen ,

Thats true. American cheese is just water(chemicals) down cheddar.

AngryCommieKender , (edited )

Sodium citrate. If you want the best cheese sauce you'll ever have that doesn't break, use whatever cheese you want for the sauce, and add a teaspoon of sodium citrate. You can refrigerate that cheese sauce and it won't break.

jaschen ,

You too watched NileRed?

AngryCommieKender ,

No. I'm a retired chef.

jaschen ,

Nice. I just watch someone make that on a video. So thats why I asked.

Solemn ,

What's the ratio of cheese to sodium citrate?

AngryCommieKender ,

6 cups or a pound and a half of cheese, shredded, half cup of flour, half cup of butter, 2.5 cups of half and half, 1.5 cups of milk. Add a teaspoon of sodium citrate to that much cheese sauce, or about 8 cups of sauce. That will make enough sauce for a pound of macaroni product noodles. I generally do twisty or shells

If you don't have pure sodium citrate, a single slice of American Cheese will do the trick.

Irishred88 ,

I appreciate this tip, I've had lots of trouble trying to make home made cheese sauce. Even if I felt the flour and milk cooked long enough and I added cheese slowly, I had trouble getting everything to come together. It may be that I still wasnt cooking long enough either because I have a bad habit of scorching the milk, so I would pull it off the burner perhaps too soon. I don't know exact I haven't tried it enough, because I don't like wasting food.

AngryCommieKender ,

Turn your burner down. If you're scorching the milk, your burner is too high. I do all of this at a 3/10 on my stove. You cannot rush this. Patience is key.

mods_are_assholes ,

Land o Lakes still makes a cultured American actuall f$%kdamn cheese and it is amazing. Nothing like kraft singles.

BumbleBeeButt ,

Corn syrup is evil

Everythingispenguins ,

Nah cheese is really good for you it is usually easier to digest than milk. It has some pretty important fats and all 9 essential amino acids. It is calorie dense which makes it a great pick me up snack. And if you're a vegetarian cheese is one of the few foods that fill the role of meat.

themeatbridge OP ,

How much cheese is good for you?

Dkarma ,

All of it, duh.

Guest_User ,

Depends on your nutritional goals and other food sources. If you eat nothing but fast food, you probably don't need any extra fat or sodium. But if you eat pretty lean, eating some fat calories from cheese certainly isn't a bad thing.

themeatbridge OP ,

So add more than that. Is it still healthy?

Guest_User ,

You asked how much was healthy, I gave an answer. Then you say add more? Lol what's your point? You can eat an unhealthy amount of carrots. If you have self control issues maybe you shouldn't be around cheese, is that the answer you want?

themeatbridge OP ,

Yes, that's my point. When someone is making a recipe, and they say add "a healthy amount" of cheese, they mean more cheese than is healthy.

Coreidan ,

Bruh….its a figure of speech. If you want health advice go talk to a doctor

themeatbridge OP ,

Right, it's a figure of speech that means the opposite of what it literally says. I thought that was a mildly interesting thought and shared with the communitiy. The weird part is the number of people arguing that some cheese is healthy.

LeafOnTheWind ,

Depends on the cheese

Sylvartas ,

Is this racism against my people (The French) ? ^(/s)

surewhynotlem ,

Only if they use American cheese

themeatbridge OP ,

No, but that Superbowl ad was.

Appoxo , avatar

How is cheese unhealry?
Maybe trash cheese but not proper cheese products.

GladiusB , avatar

Constipation? Maybe?

themeatbridge OP ,

Too much of anything is unhealthy. Too much fat, too much sodium, too many calories, take your pick. The best quality cheese can still be eaten in excess.

Carighan , avatar

In fact, too much water is deadly. We call this "drowning". (or hyponatremia, which is very not-nice way to go but luckily not that easy to achieve)

moistclump ,

“Too much of a good thing.”

marlowe221 ,

Did the person happen to have a southern accent?

As someone from the south, that’s what “healthy” means when used to describe an amount of something. It means “a lot”.

Also, if you say someone looks healthy you’re basically calling them fat, depending on tone of voice and inflection.

Mr_Blott ,

South? Like Australia?

But yeah "a healthy amount" in UK English too means"a large amount of"

JackFrostNCola ,
marlowe221 ,

Sorry, I meant south like Mississippi.

Zahille7 ,

Similar to "generous" or "liberal"

Carighan , avatar

Yeah what I was going to say, too. "Healthy" in the context of an amount usually means "be quite generous".

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