NORTH TEXAS-If you're a cheese lover you're going to want to listen up!
How do you feel about a little wood in your parmesan cheese?
Not the perfect pairing you were hoping for? Well, a new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveals that 100 percent grated parmesan cheese is anything but.
Instead, companies are using fillers like cellulose which is made from wood pulp and stops cheese from clumping.
Ugh, now that stinks worse than cutting the cheese!
The FDA does allow for companies to allow two to four percent of cellulose in foods like cheese and ice cream but parmesan from Jewel-Osco was at 8.8 percent, Walmart's Great Value brand was at 7.8 percent and Kraft had 3.8 percent.
So how do you know you're getting the real stuff?
Buy a wedge rather than the stuff in the can, make sure the rind says parmigiano reggiano and shop for your cheese in the deli department first.
So don't ruin your next great pasta dish with this grated stuff.