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Thermomix Cost Saving: Cheese

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips!  In this series of blog posts, I will share Thermomix Cost Saving tips, cheese…grating cheese in the Thermomix to be exact…

Why grate your own cheese?

  • Taking Catherdral City Mature Cheese as an example, 550g block costs, £4.50 which works out at £8.18 per kilo.  A 180g bag of grated cheese costs, £1.50 bringing the cost per kilo to £8.33, so a small cost-saving can be seen.
  • However, if we take parmesan as an example again from Sainsbury’s supermarket, a 200g block of Sainsbury’s Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese costs £3.30 (£16.50/kg). The same brand of grated cheese in a 120g bag costs £2.65 (£22.08/ kg) and the 60g bag costs £1.35 (£22.50/kg). That’s £6 per kilo saving which is considerable. Think about how many times you sprinkle parmesan on your pizza, risotto, or spag bol and therefore how much you could be saving using use on cheese.
  • Commercially grated cheese includes anti-caking agents
  • More than twice the plastic packaging required.

How do you make grated cheese in the Thermomix?

Grated cheese is super quick to make in the Thermomix.

Take 1 kg of block cheese and divided it into 250g blocks. Divide each block again into quarters.

Place 250g of the cheese cubes into TM bowl. Grate 4 seconds on Speed 9. Remove the cheese and place it into a container for storage in the fridge. Continue to process the cheese in 250g batches until all the cheese has been grated.

For parmesan, place up to 100g in the TM bowl in 30-40g chunks and grate 30 seconds, speed 10. You can also use the rind which helps your parmesan go further.

Notes: Prices and links to Sainsbury’s Website are correct as of May 2020. Please do drop me a note if the links have changed or been deleted.


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