I was selected to participate in the Sargento Taste Test. Sargento is cut from 100% natural cheese and is never processed. It contains only natural ingredients and is tested by professional cheese graders to ensure high quality. As part of this experience I was sent a $25 American Express Gift Card to purchase Sargento Natural Cheese, a Processed Cheese to compare it to, and the choice of pairings.
I picked Pepper Jack and Colby Jack for my Sargento Cheese to test against the Processed Cheese. It really wasn’t a comparison. My husband wasn’t excited about this, because he HATES processed cheese and avoids it like the plague! The Sargento Cheese on the other hand, he is a huge fan of.
You can’t tell as much by the pictures, but there really is no comparison between the cheese. The processed cheese is shiny, rubbery and waxy. There cheese doesn’t really smell like anything, and it tastes kind of like plastic. The Sargento cheese on the other hand is not shiny, actually smells like cheese, and tastes like what you would expect. You get salty and sharp and spicy all at the same time. There really is no comparison between Processed Cheese and Sargento.
We made Grilled Cheese for dinner one night these the cheeses. The both melt equally well, but the taste are worlds apart.
**This post is part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program with Sargento. The Food was provided by Sargento via a $25 American Express Gift Card. The opinions are my own.