Today was a busy day. This morning was exam/quiz day in Hort 138. So now I have quizzes to grade, but that’s not so bad. In the afternoon I had an exam in my Biology of Fungi class. I think I managed a solid A on that, though one of the questions was pulled from a lecture that I thought was off-limits for this exam (so I had not memorized the material). I plan to discuss this with the instructor or a TA in the future. . .
After the exam I got my hair cut. Then I picked up a few things at the grocery store. And that is where my aforementioned burning question was raised.
Why is shredded mozzarella cheese cheaper per ounce than blocks of mozzarella cheese? This really puzzles me. I normally buy shredded mozzarella, but I decided to look into getting a block and shredding it myself to save money. I priced the same brands in shredded and non-shredded form, and without exception the shredded form was cheaper.
It seems to me that shredding adds extra labor/processing. Shredded cheese also comes in a larger package, meaning the material cost is higher. Is the shredded cheese composed of seconds or partially spoiled/damaged cheese?
Why is shredded mozzarella cheese cheaper per ounce than blocks of mozzarella cheese?