The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Melt your Meal with Roth Grand Cru® + GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Melt your Meal with Roth Grand Cru® + GIVEAWAY!


If you know me, you know I love cheese. I can eat it for every course! It is something that is always in my refrigerator and something that I cannot do without. I love all kinds of cheese but not all cheese is great for cooking. There are many cheeses that are great for appetizers or on a cheese board but not great for cooking.

This is why I loved the Roth Grand Cru® cheese I was sent to review. Made here in the USA in Wisconsin, Grand Cru® cheese is crafted by expert cheesemakers and carefully aged by cellarmasters. Roth combines old-world cheesemaking methods with state-of-the-art technology.  Not only is the cheese delicious, but it is so great for for dishes that need melted cheese.


I love making macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, and fondues. My problem is sometimes cheese is so oily when I make my cheese sauce, it breaks and the dish gets an oily film. I hate that. Luckily, Roth Grand Cru® cheese melts perfectly making my dishes better than ever. To prove this, I made macaroni and cheese for dinner.

My mac and cheese always starts with cheese sauce. This is the same cheese sauce I use as fondue. I also use it in my hashbrown casserole and scalloped potato recipes. It's easy and delicious and can be be made quickly. It is so versatile as well. All it takes is making a roux and flavoring it.


I start with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour. I melt the butter, cook down the flour and then add: salt, powdered mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper and grated onion. Then I add 1/2 a cup of beer and 1/2 cup of cream or half and half. I also have extra on hand if I need to thin it out. Once you make the base sauce, you add the cheese. I usually add shredded or grated cheese but to test the meltability of the cheese, I cut it into chunks. You add the cheese and melt it down. Once you have the cheese done, you can use it in various recipes.


The Grand Cru® cheese melted easily and my dish had no oily residue that I usually get with other cheeses. And it was so good! I loved how easily it melted and how smooth my sauce was. I will absolutely buy this cheese again especially when using it for my cheese sauce. Grand Cru® is also delicious on its own. I would add it to my party cheese plates as well.



I also have a great gift basket to giveaway to one lucky reader so he/she can try Roth Grand Cru® cheese. The prize includes Roth Grand Cru cheese, a cheese grater, a turner, a saute pan, and a silicon baking mat.


For a chance to win, enter below on the Rafflecopter widget!

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

489 comments:

  1. I would try it in a mac and cheese dish.

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  2. Cheese is wonderful all on it's own. Great in a Grilled Cheese YUM.

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  3. I would try it in some chicken pasta.

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  4. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/557899699928453123

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  5. I would eat it with crackers.

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  6. I would use the cheese in a macaroni and cheese recipe!

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  7. I would like to try it in scalloped potatoes!

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  8. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/557942674125496320

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  9. Macaroni and cheese is my favorite dish in the whole world. I would make Macaroni and cheese, and yours looks perfect!

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  10. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/557949364669128704

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  11. I think your mac and cheese looks so good that I'll try it!

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  12. I would use it in a recipe for Mexican chicken.

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  13. I would simply eat and enjoy the taste!

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  14. I would love to win this !

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  15. i would taste it and then maybe make some grilled cheese sandwhiches if it works well

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  16. I would try using it on french onion soup. Or maybe cheese toast broiled in the oven.

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  17. I would eat just the way it is. Patricia

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  18. I would try it on a cheesy tuna casserole dish!

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  19. I would just eat it right out of the package.

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  20. I would make my Chili Mac N' Cheese Casserole with it. I've never tried Roth Grand Cru before, but will definitely have to try it. I love cheeses.

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  21. I would probably try it in grilled cheese sandwiches.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. First straight up love Roth Cheese! Than in whatever recipe I can find! Love cheese

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  24. I think I eat more cheese as I'm cooking than what goes into the recipe.

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  25. Would love to try your mac and cheese - looks so good!

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  26. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/557971890849849344

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  27. I am a cheese freak, so I'd just eat it the way it is while sipping some wine.

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  28. 1/21 tweet - https://twitter.com/nat5732/status/557984939145457664

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  29. I would try it by its self first and then I would make breakfast casserole. The mac and cheese looks and sounds wonderful

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    https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/557988149440573440

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  31. I would use the cheese in a macaroni and cheese recipe.

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  32. I would probably eat it as is or maybe add it to my breakfast quiche.

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  33. I'd like to make some homemade mac & cheese. Thanks so much.

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  34. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/557996254517800960

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  35. I would just eat it as it is!

    Thanks for the cool giveaway.

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  36. https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/558017434507288576

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  37. I would enjoy it as a grilled chees sandwich!

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  38. WOuld try this cheese with potato gratin!

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  39. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/558036998318198784

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  40. The macaroni and cheese looks great. I like beer cheese soup, I think this might be good in that! The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

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  41. https://twitter.com/Hiker1717/status/558049598108090368

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  42. I'd give it to my daughter, who is a great cook. I've no doubt she'll come up with something wonderful.

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  43. I'd eat this cheese all by itself on crackers.

    Nancy
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  44. There are several meals I make that incorporate a cheese that has to melt evenly, like mac & cheese, quiche, and casseroles. I'd probably go for a standard mac & cheese first with this cheese, especially since you say it melts easily with no oily texture.

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  45. i'm a cheese addict, so i'd eat it straight and use it on everything.

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  46. I would love to try out that mac and cheese recipe.

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  47. I have several casseroles I would make with this cheese. Maybe even a pizza.

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  48. I might try to make a gourmet grilled cheese with it!

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  49. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/558118403987492864

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  50. I would eat it just the way it is with some awesome crackers and olives.

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  51. I would use for au gratin potatoes

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  52. https://twitter.com/sandradavis07/status/558153759348768768

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  53. going to have to check and see if the see this here,or where i can order online...thanks

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  54. What recipe would you use Grand Cru cheese in?

    has tio be philly cheese steak sandwich

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  55. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/558160901921337345

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  56. I would use it for mac and cheese.

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  57. I would use it in our yummy white chicken enchiladas!

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  58. I would try making a scrumptious grilled tomato and cheese sandwich.

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  59. I would eat as is with a nice bottle of wine. Thanks!

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  60. I'm going to use your recipe it looks so creamy!!! thank you !!!

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  61. I'd love to try your recipe for mac n cheese. Looks delicious!

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  62. I eat it the way it is, plus put it in a cheeseburger mac casserole.

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  63. I would eat it by itself, maybe with some crackers. Yum!

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  64. I would eat it plain or with crackers!

    leia617 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  65. I would probably just eat it as is!

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  66. I would use the cheese to make a macaroni and cheese bake.
    Jennifer Rote

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  67. I would try this on twice baked potatoes.

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  68. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/558314775562567680

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  69. I would probably put it in an omelette.

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  70. I would use the cheese in a macaroni and cheese recipe.

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  71. Welsh Rarebit, what is better then melted cheese on toast?

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  72. I think Grand Cru would be great to use in a bruschetta or quesadilla.

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  73. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/558350207130165249

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  74. i would eat it as is, with grapes and crackers!

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  75. i would make grilled cheese

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  76. I would make mac'n'cheese, my kids and I love the homemade kind.

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  77. If it lasted long enough, I would make grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  78. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/558368192620675072

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  79. I would love to eat it with some townhouse crackers. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  80. I would just eat it as is. Or maybe with some fruit and bread. Yummy!

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  81. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/558377015204925440

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  82. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/558396571080224770

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  84. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/558413655491248128

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  85. That mac and cheese looked really good or a nice grilled cheese sandwich

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  86. I would try it with crackers and fruit

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  87. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/558429744664834048

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  88. I would use it in a fondue.
    Brittney House

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  89. I love cheese, so I'd probably just eat it with crackers, or maybe with some fruit! Yummy!

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  90. I would probably make quesadillas with it!

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  91. https://twitter.com/sweettweets94_/status/558459503243325441

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  92. I would definitely make Mac & cheese after seeing yours but I'd probably add some hot sauce on it for a kick!

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  93. I'd try it first on a cracker. I don't think I've had this cheese before. That mac and cheese looked yummy. Mac and Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. Charlotte
    david.winters@verizon.net

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  94. I would eat it the way it is, love any cheese.

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  95. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/558633383891599360

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  96. https://twitter.com/cmoore105/status/558643191336140801
    I would try it in a mac and cheese dish.

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  97. I'm one of those people that likes anything to do with cheese, and even better, melted cheese! I think I would first try the macaroni, and then maybe I'd drum up a fancy grilled cheese! :D

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  98. I would try this mac and cheese recipe.

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  99. I get days where I just want to eat melted cheese on crackers or chips for dinner. LOL Yes, so I do it sometimes. Or cheese and some gourmet salami on crackers with some fruit too. SO good. I would adore to try this cheese. I love to find another type of cheese to add to our list of must haves.

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  100. I'd make some Chicken Cordon Bleu, would be amazing! I love that stuff!
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  101. https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/558661776670474240

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  102. Who cannot resist melted cheese!

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  103. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/558667136097202176

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  104. My husband would eat it on his turkey sandwich

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  105. I would use it in mac and cheese.

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  106. I'd add it to the cheese tray for guests

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  107. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/558676991269146624

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  108. I would eat this in my home made mac & cheese! I love experimenting with new cheeses.

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  109. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/558685463083356160

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  110. as is jimmy Rector

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  111. I would consider making a fondue or pair it with wine and eat it with crackers.

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  112. I'm always creating new pasta dishes so I'd use this to create another one!

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  113. Maybe what I'm craving right now, chile rellenos.

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  114. I love the taste of cheese so I would eat it the way it is.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  115. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/558733695633592320

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  116. I think it would be good in a grilled cheese.

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  117. I would love to make some mac and cheese with it.

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  118. I would take large bites out of the block of cheese while sitting alone, crying, in an unlit room.

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  119. I would use it for a grilled cheese sandwich.

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  120. I'd use it in Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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  121. I would eat it with crackers.

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  122. I would make a grilled cheese and tomato soup with it.

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  123. í would make grilled cheese burgers with it!

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  124. I would make grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  125. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/559034764644978692

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  126. I like cheese about any way it can be served but, I love to eat it plain. This would be enjoyed plain!

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  127. I would use it as a fondue and dip everything in it. I love cheese.

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  128. https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/559105343922651139

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  129. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/559121259091755009

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  130. https://mobile.twitter.com/SandyHeadtke/status/559167002573434880

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  131. I would use it to make mac and cheese

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  132. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/559177430104285184

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  134. I would make grilled cheeseburgers and mac and cheese

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  135. I'd try it on its own, but also in mac n cheese. And grilled cheese. and quesadillas! and fondue! and with crackers, and grapes! Can you tell I like cheese? :D

    -Hvchipmunk@hotmail.com

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  136. with whatever cheese left (because self control is low) i'd make some enchiladas!

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  137. I would probably use it in my favorite onion soup recipe or au gratin potatoes. Thanks for the chance!

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  138. https://twitter.com/mint_pearls/status/559279148364218368

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  139. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/559392222726983680

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  140. https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/559394507800600577

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  142. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/559487924040126464

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  143. I'd make a great grilled cheese sandwich.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  144. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/559522458890285056

    slehan at juno dot com

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  145. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/559528703554629633

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  146. maybe in crock pot macaroni and cheese

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  147. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/559773025604628480

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  148. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/559823162498904064

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  149. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/559831901242810368

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  150. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/559838002131005441

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  151. I'd make an awesome grilled cheese sandwich...Mmmmmm

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  152. I would just eat it plain!
    jessica edwards

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  153. https://twitter.com/nat5732/status/559901097863942145

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  154. I would make some home made mac & cheese!

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  155. I would eat it with crackers and soup

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  156. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/560115267548610561

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  157. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/560134319218630656

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  158. I would make mac & cheese from scratch

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  159. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/560178161376583680

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  160. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/560206709009174528

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  162. https://twitter.com/mint_pearls/status/560258598383910912

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  163. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/560334931734568960

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  164. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/560492747556003841

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  165. I would put it in a broccoli and cheese casserole.

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  166. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/560522588288741377

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  167. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/560527419539726337

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  168. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/560561136945598464

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  170. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/560642008079806464

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  172. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/560835549733609472

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  174. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/560853823321698304

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  175. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/560906044583714816

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  176. That looks so good. I love grilled cheese sandwiches, so I'd try it that way first.

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  177. https://twitter.com/Deeja1980/status/560991826354913280

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  178. https://twitter.com/nat5732/status/561024715159269377

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  179. https://twitter.com/sandradavis07/status/561057750017650688

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  180. I would use it to make salsa bread.

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  181. https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/561197918757998593

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