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Old 02-12-2005, 06:01 AM posted to
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Default Cheese measure, shredded vs whole

don wrote:
I was looking at a recipe for enchiladas at

Under ingredients it calls for 8 oz. Colby cheese. This is
the only cheese listed in the recipe. Later it says to add
one cup shredded cheese. Finally, it says to add remaining

If 8 oz. cheese does not equal one cup shredded cheese, then
what is the ratio shredded/cheese?

Thanks in advance,


The weight of the cheese is always half the volume. So if you want a
cup of cheese (8 ounces) you should buy 4 ounces of cheese by weight.
Two cups of cheese (16 ounces) would require a block of cheese weighing
8 ounces.