Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Trader Joe's Sliced Provolone Cheese


On the rare occasions that I go to a submarine sandwich shop, provolone is among my favorite cheeses to accompany slices of turkey on my sub. These days, I never make meat sandwiches for myself at home, but I do eat cheese pretty regularly on crackers as a late-night snack. I had never tried provolone for this purpose.

These slices are not especially convenient used this way, since they're sandwich-sized. That's not the fault of the product, obviously, but in retrospect I would have been better off buying a block of provolone instead of slices.

Nothing on the label identifies which sub-type of provolone this is, but it struck me as high in sharpness--a little too high, in fact, edging into bitterness. I was not a fan. I prefer milder forms.


Will I buy it again? 

No.

4 comments:

  1. we love cheese. I've bought Provolone for subs before. But, we mainly keep cheddar and mozzarella in the fridge.

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  2. TJ's provolone is great for melting! I use it on top of the TJ's french onion soup, for grilled cheese, or added to a TJ's frozen pizza. It's too sharp raw but melted it's divine! You're probably so used to grocery store provolone which is fairly tasteless. This stuff is the real deal.

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  3. Maybe the flavor was because it expired in may of 2016...?? :P
    Ttrockwood

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