Where Can I Buy Government Surplus Type Cheese?

How do I get my hands on some "Government Cheese"? Thirty years ago, I tasted some government cheese and loved it. It was a rich, yellow cheese with more protein per ounce than most public cheese. How do I get some?

By Topo from Denver, CO

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June 2, 20110 found this helpful
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I had the free cheese years ago, too! I have been buying "Fields" brand pre-sliced cheese in the 5 pound blocks. They also have it unsliced. I buy the sliced block and it lasts for a month at our house. It is the best and the closest to the govt. kind. They also sell it in 2.5 lb blocks. I get it at IGA, and use to get it at Sav a Lot. Good Luck!

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August 31, 20160 found this helpful
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I was told that Land O Lakes American cheese taste like the govt cheese. I tried it, it was pretty darn close.

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September 21, 20160 found this helpful
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Land O Lakes American Yellow Process Cheese Slice 5 Pound

$32.05 - Foodservicedirect.com

No tax

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May 31, 20110 found this helpful

They don't sell government surplus cheese or any food items. It used to be given out with other surplus food items, to low income people schools to use in their hot lunch programs, and probably homeless shelters and places that serve meals to the needy. From what I can remember it was basic American cheese that came in a block.

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May 7, 20160 found this helpful

It wasn't anything close to American cheese. The government Cheese was 100 times better than America Cheese.

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June 2, 20160 found this helpful

Yes that was the best cheese I ever had... I would be glad to purchase now since I am able

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September 4, 20161 found this helpful
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You CAN buy the cheese! It is made by Land O' Lakes and is called easy melt american cheese. It's for sale on Amazon, but it comes in big long blocks like the old days. 5 pounds in a block and you have to buy 5. It's like $112 for it all. If you went together with a few other people it would be good.

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October 23, 20160 found this helpful

Sorry to tell you it was American Cheese

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November 28, 20160 found this helpful

Sorry to tell you it was American cheddar cheese

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June 2, 20111 found this helpful

I don't think it is given out anymore but I have to agree, it was really good cheese.

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June 2, 20110 found this helpful

A good mild chedder cheese might taste the same.

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June 4, 20111 found this helpful

The free government cheese is still available to low income seniors and children who aren't involved in the WIC program. To find out if you qualify for the food commodity program, contact your local Community Action Agency.

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September 26, 20160 found this helpful

It was Kraft processed cheddar cheese

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

Bongards American Cheese, Tony's Finer foods in Chicago sells it in their Deli.

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