Cheese that has been sent through a shredder to create shreds of cheese. Shredded cheese is generally used as an ingredient. It is mixed in with other ingredients or used as a topping for foods such as salads, sandwiches, soup, pizza, lasagna, and many other savory dishes. It is available in many different varieties, such as mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan, and Swiss. It is also available in blended varieties where two or more different shredded cheeses are combined together in one package. Many of the shredded cheeses are available in a reduced fat variety also. Some shredded cheeses can be found in a regular or fine shred.