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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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!
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.
A good mild chedder cheese might taste the same.
Miss Bonnie, you can buy processed cheese (Velveeta brand comes to mind) at any grocery store. If you can't afford to buy it then you could apply at your local Human Resources for food coupons to be able to obtain it.
By Elaine S.06/02/2011
I don't think it is given out anymore but I have to agree, it was really good cheese.
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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