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Measuring 1oz of Cheese


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What is the best way to know if you have 1oz of shredded cheese?

It is 2 Tbsp?....right?
Edited May 18 2007 12:52 by hkellick
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Not necessarily. I'd just weigh it on a kitchen scale.
I don't have a kitchen scale....sorry.
I got a cheap one for less than $20. Not the greatest, but it works :)
Divide 1/4 of a cup of shredded cheese into 2 *even*  piles -should be 1/8 cup or 1 oz of cheese *in each* - by volume.  (I think 1/4 cup is 3 tbsp.)
Where would one find a kitchen scale?  I've never looked for one, so I don't know how hard it would be to find one.  I would really like one, though, since I can never figure out portion sizes for meats.
Mmm.. I got mine at Wegmans, my grocery store. But.. K-mart, Target, etc are also good choices :)
I see the best and most accurate way to measure if you have 1oz of any food is to measure it on a food scale. It measures the weight of your food in ozs unless you get a good digital one it will measure in ozs, gm, lb, kg and all. You can buy analog food scales at places like kmart, walmart & Ive even seen some up a dollar store one time for about 8 dollars. There are good digital ones you can buy as well at department stores or look on the internet sometimes you can find a better deal. I have an analog myself as I only need a good wee estimate of measurment & I don't measure really large portions of anything.

If I didn't have a food scale I would measure 1oz of shredded cheese as it goes in the exchange system to equal one protein exchange, & That would be 1/4 of a cup, leveled & 1oz of cubed cheese is about 1 inch cube. I never trust slices theyre always cut so differently so I ALWAYS weigh them.

Edit: Oh wow I was late replying because I wrote a novel.
Thanks, HK.  I'll look at my grocery store this weekend.  I didn't know if I'd have to go to a specialty store or not.  Hopefully they'll have one. It's a new "super" HEB.
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I dropped my scale the other day and had to buy a new one - $9 in Target, weighs up to 3kg, has both grams and ounces :) And much easier to read and tare than the old one!
Your question was some time back but this might help others.

Found a 5 ounce measuring glass at Walmart some time back but believe they still have.  Gives the following [volume] equivalents:

15ml = 1 tbsp = 3 tsp = .5 oz

and so on in 1/2 ounce increments. 

It lists

60ml = 4 tbsp = 1/4 cup = 2 oz

I rarely buy 'weighed' cheese, usually already packaged and labeled. 

My last pack of shredded cheese was 16 ounces, nutrition data said serving size was 1/4 cup and 16 servings in the pack.  It appear with this shredded each 2 oz. by volume equals 1 oz. by weight.

Feta block cheese was in an 8 oz. [226g] pack.  Serving size was 1 oz.  Since I'm the only one using, rather than weigh,  I cut, by 'eye' into 8 pieces and repackage.  They, of course,  aren't exactly the same size but in 8 times of using 've consumed the entire pack so it all averages out. 

Best wishes to all.  Thank you Calorie-Count

43 pounds & still shrinking! 177 to 134

In case anyone is finding this late like me, check out this!  So helpful :)

http://tomatotalk.earthfare.com/2010/02/02/su persize-the-meal-double-gulp-the-drink-and-ki ng-size-the-sweet-treat

You can get used ones at Goodwill

A shot glass is one ounce, so I'm pretty sure you can measure it in there (by volume at least!)

Original Post by alleeboballee:

A shot glass is one ounce, so I'm pretty sure you can measure it in there (by volume at least!)

Fluid onces and an ounce of a solid food with air pockets is not the same!

16 Tbs to a cup

1/4 c = 4 tbs

1/8 c = 8 tbs

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