Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

DIY Powdered Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1/3 cup



  1. Spread the Cheddar in a thin, even layer on a microwave-safe plate lined with parchment. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the cheese has melted into a firm disc and the fat has rendered out, about 2 minutes.
  2. Allow the cheese disc to cool slightly, then peel from the parchment and place on a paper towel to cool completely. It will crisp as it cools. 
  3. Once the cheese disc is completely cooled, break it into pieces. Pulse it in a food processor until finely and evenly ground, about 45 seconds. Add the cornstarch and pulse again just to incorporate.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Use to flavor popcorn, vegetables, noodles or anything else you would add cheese to!