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How often do you serve American cheese to your kids?

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Occassionally...Horizon has an organic American cheese...it was on sale last week, so I bought a package...DD loves grilled cheese. Usually, I just make it with cheddar or something.
 

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same here - couldn't vote - didn't have a "never". we use cheddar instead.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't get it. That's the kind of cheese kids like. Why wouldn't you give it to them?</div>
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If your kid has never had it is not the kind of cheese your kids like. Honestly these are the kinds of cheese my 5 year old son likes:<br><br>
-Mozzerella (fresh and also the harder varieties)<br>
-Port Salut, Brie<br>
-Smoked Cheddar<br>
-Cheddar<br>
-Cream Cheese spreads<br>
-Camembert (sp?)<br>
-goat cheese<br>
-provolone<br>
-jack type cheeses<br>
-ricotta cheese<br>
-A whole bunch of blue and smelly cheeses I don't even like (he gets them at grandpa's house)<br><br>
Essentially any and ALL kinds of cheese either we eat at home or my Dad (a cheese fan) serves at his house.<br><br>
American Cheese has less milk and more oil IIRC. I grew up for a time on government American cheese. That might be why I avoid the stuff, but either way it is not the only kind of cheese kids like. I am not a dairy eater (a little here and there, but it is just not my favorite food group. My son on the other hand LOVES cheese).
 

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We are also a never. We just don't buy it, though if we did, I would be ok with him eating it.
 

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I didn't vote either, I would never buy that or let my kids eat it. That is the worst most processed "cheese" you can get. It is so artificial, about 1 molecule away from being plastic
 

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I voted only for special occasions. I don't buy it, but my in-laws make their grilled cheese with it. So when we visit (about twice a year) my kids get American. They also get it when we eat out and order grilled cheese (unless there is a choice of cheese). I use sharp cheddar cheese for my grilled cheese and mac and cheese at home. My kids also prefer sharp cheddar for eating out of hand. It's just what I've always fed them, so it is what they consider normal cheese and therefore what they prefer.<br><br>
OT I just noticed this little guy... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: How cute!
 

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Never. We use cheddar for daily things. Parmesan for a lot of things and will special (to us anyway) cheeses for snacks. We like gouda, havarti, and I like chevre. We can get some yummy local organic ones too.
 

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I agree with the PP who said that if they haven't had it, it can't be what they like.<br><br>
As for why not to give it to them? Phosphates, coloring, preservatives, oil, etc. We only use natural cheese. My baby loves blue cheese and feta (and any other kind of cheese, we eat a lot of cheese).<br><br>
It's a perpetual mystery to me why people think that kids prefer crap food. My 10 year old was aghast when he saw a McDonald's commercial where the kid was eating McNuggets and the mom got to have a tasty-looking salad.<br><br>
When my now-10 year old was 14 months old, I made an asparagus and Gorgonzola (a strong blue cheese) quiche. He <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it so much. He also enjoyed chunks of blue cheeses.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't get it. That's the kind of cheese kids like. Why wouldn't you give it to them?</div>
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Huh? I think American cheese tastes like plastic. We never eat it. My kids like cheddar, mozzarella, goat cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, Gruyere, and Monterey Jack . . . they don't like really strongly flavored cheese, but there are so many mild-flavored cheeses to chose from!
 

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Never used American cheese for DS. Like a pp said it's way too processed and besides there are many other less processed choices. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">: We do eat other cheeses though - parmesan, cheddar, etc.
 

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I also couldn't vote. I NEVER buy American cheese. I hate the flavor, and it represents several things I dislike about American food culture: fake, fast, too much packaging, and artificial. It used to be real cheese made from a combo of cheddar and colby, but that ship sailed loooong ago.<br><br>
A definition of American Cheese: <a href="http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-american-cheese.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-american-cheese.htm</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't get it. That's the kind of cheese kids like. Why wouldn't you give it to them?</div>
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There really are no blanket "kids like this" foods. Kids tend to like what you feed them growing up. Perhaps Denali might like the flavor of American cheese if I gave it to her, but why should I give her processed fake cheese when there are dozens of healthy, real, interesting, and artesean cheeses out there for her to enjoy? She loves going to the farmers market and picking out cheese from our local cheese maker, and picking up a new cheese to try from the grocery.<br><br>
She is 4 years old and these are her current favorites:<br><br>
Gorgonzola or blue cheeses (especially on apples or pears, but she also loved it in salad or just plain)<br>
Farmers cheese (the simple white kind. We use it for melting on sandwiches.)<br>
Parmesan<br>
Cheddar<br>
Manchego (sheep milk cheese)<br>
Feta
 

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Woah blanket statement!<br><br>
We don't buy American (not) cheese, so my kids rarely have it. They'll occasionally get it at someone else's house, or if they get a grilled cheese sandwich when we're out etc.<br><br>
The everyday cheese we have at home is Sharp Cheddar, or Mozarella cheese sticks. My kids both love those.<br><br>
I generally don't buy special foods "because thats what kids like". They learn to like the stuff you have in the house.
 

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Never..do they even sell that stuff in this country? - I think they are wise not to lol....<br><br>
DS loves cheese!...He loves nice sharp tasting cheeses. The only cheese he will not eat, and it has been offered to him several times from friends and family! lol - is processed packaged cheeses like diarylee and babybel. I personally dont see what is so appealing about those - though we are tele watchers and he has seen the adverts to these loads of times (you never see adverts for proper cheese though do you? lol)!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Never..do they even sell that stuff in this country? - I think they are wise not to lol....<br><br>
DS loves cheese!...He loves nice sharp tasting cheeses. The only cheese he will not eat, and it has been offered to him several times from friends and family! lol - is processed packaged cheeses like diarylee and babybel. I personally dont see what is so appealing about those - though we are tele watchers and he has seen the adverts to these loads of times (you never see adverts for proper cheese though do you? lol)!</div>
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I think that the individual plastic wrapped cheese slices that you can get in supermarkets are similar. But perhaps not - the definition a pp linked to says is melts well and that stuff just blisters and goes (more) horrible.<br><br>
My kids love all kinds of cheese. Cheddar, brie, stilton, cheshire, wensleydale - they adore eating thier way around the cheese counter in our local shop! They only cheese they have all refused is those cheese slices (at a party) and the baby hates edam type cheeses. But they all love blue cheese - definatly take after thier mother. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think that the individual plastic wrapped cheese slices that you can get in supermarkets are similar. But perhaps not - the definition a pp linked to says is melts well and that stuff just blisters and goes (more) horrible.</div>
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Yep, that's the one!
 
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