Like many fast-food chains, Starbucks offers a great variety of snacks, sandwiches and even coffees. Perfect for when you’re in a hurry and there is little time to stop. Starbucks offers a great variety, and their grilled cheese sandwiches as well as their protein boxes are very popular on the go. In this article, we look at what cheese Starbucks uses to make these snacks extra tasty and popular.
What Cheese does Starbucks use?
For their grilled cheese sandwich, Starbucks uses a variety of different cheeses. The main ones include cheddar, mozzarella, and finished off with a parmesan butter spread. Included in their protein boxes is a very mild Brie. Starbucks cheese is mass-produced by its suppliers, and therefore it can be difficult to get your hands on. However, there are some great similar substitutes out there.
Starbucks Brie is very mild, therefore appealing to all as it is not too pungent in flavour. The most comparable Brie to this will be available on the deli counter (for example, President) at your local supermarket. This is because it will be young and fresh, as well as prepared into smaller quantities, and can be stored and kept fresh for as long as possible.
Brie from fromageries will be perfectly ripe, and therefore at its optimum texture and flavour. This can appear to be too strong if you are not as used to the flavours. Also, Brie kept in the dairy section of the supermarket is likely to be past its best, and have an ammonia smell and taste as well as being slightly brown.
Mozzarella and Cheddar Substitutes:
The most comparable mozzarella used in Starbucks’ grilled cheese can be purchased as shredded cheese in packaging. This cheese is made to melt quickly and easily whilst still being light and salty in flavour. Alternatively, mozzarella can also be purchased in a ball shape, which can be cut, ripped or shredded to whichever sized portions are desired.
Similar can be said for cheddar, your supermarket versions are best grated to ensure quick and easy melting. It is best to avoid pre-sliced cheese (for example Kraft) as there are a lot of processed ingredients that prevent the cheese from melting completely.