Food storage without cheese would be a terrible thing! I have struggled with this reality for a long time. I have purchased some dehydrated cheese powder and some canned processed cheese but. . . it's not the same.
I was excited to find out a way unique to can cheese about the time I found 8 oz of cheese on sale for $1 each. I follow a blog, Ask Jackie, who is a homesteader in Minnesota and she wrote about it and then I've seen directions in a few other places and decided to give it a try.
You put your clean jars in a pot and put chunks of cheese in the jars and add some water around the jars and turn on the stove to boil the water. That helps melt the cheese. As it melts, add more chunks until the jars are full.
Take them out and clean the lids and put on the lids and rings and then process the cheese in a water bath canner! The cheese will age as it's stored so you can have some yummy sharp cheese.
We tried some of the cheese. Once cooled, it hardens back up. It's not quite as smooth as the original cheese but the taste is wonderful. At room temperature, it will slide out of a large mouth pint jar (12 ounces of cheese)!
HOW COOL IS THAT?!!!!
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