It must be a Prairie thing!

I went shopping this morning at my local grocery store and I saw that the store had Cheez Whiz on sale.  Some of you may gasp and think “Yuck, that’s just a processed something that is supposed to resemble real cheese”.

Some of you however may feel the same way that I do! “Yum, the best cheese in the world for perogies and especially for grilled cheese sandwiches”.


Well, I stood there in that store and felt my mouth start to water. I couldn’t believe it but I could taste the flavour of the Cheez Whiz!

My thoughts went to my memories of cold blustery Prairie Winter days.  I thought about coming into my childhood home to the smells of fresh homemade soup and warm grilled cheese sandwiches. It was a good feeling!

I love grilled Cheez Whiz sandwiches!

I bought a jar.

I came home and as I was putting away my grocery items, my eyes kept looking at that jar of Cheez Whiz.  I couldn’t wait any longer.

“Who wants a grilled cheese sandwich made with Cheez Whiz ?” I asked my family.  Now, we all love grilled cheese sandwiches around here, but today everyone said, “No, thank you!”

You see, no one in my own family likes Cheez Whiz.  Whenever I make grilled cheese sandwiches for My Man and children, I make them by grating a block of cheddar cheese. These go down in a jiffy around here. But never with Cheez Whiz.

Perhaps it’s all in how and where and even when one was growing up. When I was little, my parents couldn’t afford the store-bought blocks of cheddar cheese. So if we wanted something with cheese flavour, it was always made with Cheez Whiz.  Mom always used it whenever she made cheese sauces, macaroni casseroles and potato and Cheez Whiz perogies.  Many people who I now know out here in the West Coast request that I make them perogies with Cheez Whiz too.

I think it’s something we just ate growing up on the Prairies. I believe that it’s very much like Spam luncheon meat.  It’s an acquired taste!

Well, I made myself a grilled Cheez Whiz sandwich and now I am purring like a kitten as I bite into the smooth creamy cheese.

By the way, I love Spam too.  All I have to say about that is …must be a prairie thing!

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  1. Thanks for the memories! I did send this to my family and my brother in Winnipeg, informed me that he had also just bought cheez whiz.. His memory of using chees whiz as i did was for french toast! Busy making the 12 dishes for Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas!


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