Food Processor Shredded Cheese

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Freshly shredded cheese is so easy to make using a food processor, plus it tastes much better than the packaged kind! You can use any type of cheese you want, whether it’s American, Mozzarella, or Cheddar!

hand holding block of mozzarella cheese in front of food processor

Shredded cheese is so useful to have in the fridge or freezer. I like to make a big batch of shredded cheese and then freeze it for future use. That way it will be all ready to go once defrosted! It keeps in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Making your own shredded cheese is also cheaper than buying pre-shredded cheese! You will get more bang for your buck by buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself at home.

Not to mention, freshly shredded cheese tastes much better than pre-shredded!

Don’t be intimidated by the food processor. It is very easy to use and saves so much time! Who wants to grate an entire block of cheese by hand when the food processor can do it for you in just minutes?

food processor shredding blade on counter

How to Make Shredded Cheese in the Food Processor

All you need is your food processor and an 8 oz. block of any type of cheese you like. In only a few minutes, you will have freshly shredded cheese!

Why not try blending two cheeses together such as monterey jack and cheddar? Now you can have the perfect batch of shredded cheese to use in enchiladas or tacos!

chunks of cheese inserted in food processor

The first thing you need to do is set up your food processor with the round shredder disk as seen in the image higher up.

food processor with cheese inside

Next you will need to cut up your block of cheese into chunks small enough that they fit in the food processor chute.

food processor shredding cheese

Next you will turn on the food processor and process the cheese, pressing down on the chute, until all of the cheese is shredded.

How To Make Shredded Cheese In A Food Processor

Once the cheese is completely shredded, turn off the food processor and remove the cheese. Seal it in an air tight bag or container for up to 1 week in the fridge.

hand holding food processor with shredded cheese inside

What to do with Food Processor Shredded Cheese

There are so many recipes that call for various types of shredded cheese!

You can try it with any of these recipes below:

How To Make Shredded Cheese In A Food Processor

You can even use the shredded cheese for sprinkling onto salads or pasta! Shredded cheese also melts quickly on top of hot chili or soups! Try it on top of my Instant Pot Chili With Ground Meat And Beans – Easy Dump Dinner!


Let me know in the comments below, what is your favorite type of cheese?

close up of bowl filled with shredded cheese

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Shredded Cheese In A Food Processor

Making shredded cheese out of a block of cheese is very easy with a food processor! Just put cheese in a food processor and it will shred it to perfection - so easy! You can make it with any cheese - American, Mozzarella, Cheddar, you name it! Freshly shredded cheese tastes so much better then the packaged shredded cheese!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: food processor shredded cheese
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 6
Calories: 152kcal


  • 8 oz cheese

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  • Set up the food processor with the round shredder disk.
  • Cut a block of cheese into big chunks.
  • Put cheese chunks into the food processor chute.
  • Turn on the food processor and process the cheese, pressing down on the chute, until all cheese is shredded.
  • Remove freshly shredded cheese from the food processor and enjoy!


You can store freshly shredded cheese in a refrigerator in a ziploc bag for up to 1 week.
Use shredded cheese in these easy recipes:
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Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg
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