The Cheeez of Threes

It has been exactly two years since I shared this recipe for the ultimate melting cheese (think that big yellow box in the market) made with just three (or four, depending on your choice of cheese(s)) ingredients.

Perfect for burgers, or queso, or veggies, or ??? – this cheeez food will serve you well through the summer season and beyond!

One thing. Because this cheeez does not have all the stuff found in the big yellow box, it will not keep for anywhere near as long.

Good thing, then, that my name “Cheeez of Threes” refers not only to the number of basic ingredients; it also refers to how very easy it is to cut the recipe in thirds to make a smaller batch that you will be able to use up well before any mold sets in.


Full Batch:
•1-1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese
•9 tbsp instant dry milk
•1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin (1-1/2 tsp)
•1-1/2 cup almost boiling water

Small Batch:
•1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese
•3 tbsp instant dry milk
•1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
•1/2 cup almost boiling water

Note 1: I like to blend different cheeses for my Cheeez of Threes, in the case, Colbyjack and Pepperjack.

Note 2: even if you are making a full batch, the process works best if you break it into thirds to combine the cheese(s), milk, gelatin, and water, then add that to your prepared container and repeat.

Line a container with plastic wrap, with the wrap hanging over the sides. For a full batch, a regular loaf pan will work a treat. For a small batch, most any two cup dish will be perfect.

Add 1/2 cup very hot water, 3 tablespoons of the dry milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of the gelatin to a blender jar.

Blend until the gelatin has dissolved.

Add 1/2 lb of your shredded cheese and blend until you have a smooth consistency.

Pour into your plastic wrap lined pan.

For a full batch, repeat same procedure two more times for a full batch, adding each additional blended cheese to the pan.

For a small batch, you are done!

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill at least overnight to firm up.

Remove from the container and use as you will. Your can see how creamy it looks when sliced; just imagine how very tasty it will be your next cheeezy project!

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