How to Measure Cheese

Measuring Cheese

Measuring Cheese

Cups versus ounces. Shreds or crumbles. Sometimes deciphering how much cheese a recipe calls for can be a challenge. But, it doesn’t have to be. Follow our simple guide for proper measurements every time.

Measuring Cheese

The volume and weight measurements for cheese can vary depending on the form it’s measured in (crumbled, grated, or shredded), as well as the cheese variety. To ensure you are purchasing and measuring cheese correctly, follow these rules:

Moist, Crumbly Cheese
When it comes to a crumbly cheese, like a feta or blue cheese, six ounces is equal to one cup.

Semi-Soft or Semi-Hard Cheese
The rule for any semi-soft or semi-hard cheese, like cheddar or havarti, is four ounces is equal to one cup.

Hard-Grated Cheese
Any grating cheese, like parmesan or asiago, measures out to three ounces equals one cup.

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