The Type Of Cheeses You Should Absolutely Never Mix Into A Pasta Salad

The world is full of delicious cheeses, and it can make selecting one properly a bit of a challenge. It’s hard enough to build a cheese board, but you would think that throwing some cheese into a pasta salad would be easy, right? 

As Serious Eats notes, not all cheeses are created equal, and having the wrong kind your salad could make some trouble. One of the key features to look out for is texture. As TidyMom points out, shaving or grating hard cheeses like Parmesan or pecorino are great options for adding a sharp bite to your pasta salad. Meanwhile shredding or crumbling soft, fresh cheeses like mozzarella and feta can also bring a creamy tang to your pasta salad.

Serious Eats says that where you can go wrong though is by choosing an ooey-gooey washed rind cheese. These soft, spreadable cheeses like brie or camembert are not going to mix well with the other ingredients. Semi-hard cheeses like gouda, gruyere, and cheddar will also cause problems. But rather than ruin the texture, they just might ruin your pasta salad’s presentation.


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