Smoked Velveeta

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Oh, yes, people laughed when I brought up the idea of smoking Velveeta. “Why?” “Are you insane?” You name it, I heard it. But I was not deterred because in my mind I had already tasted smoked Velveeta mac-and-cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches and they tasted fantastic.

Smoked Velveeta

I used the exact same process that I use for cold smoking cheese blocks except that I froze the Velveeta overnight first. Velveeta gets soft even at room temperature, so by freezing it I was helping to guarantee that it didn’t melt on a smoker. And it didn’t! It came out absolutely amazing! Next time, I’m loading up my smoker big time with Velveeta! This stuff is awesome!

I use a smoke tube when cold smoking. It gives me perfect control over the temperature and produces consistent smoke. I buy wood pellets (I used apple) and fill the tube completely, then light one end. The tube stays lit for a few hours, perfect for smoking cheese or anything else that doesn’t need higher heat. I highly recommend it. It’s also great for adding smoke flavor to dishes being cooked on a gas grill.

The first thing I made with smoked Velvetta was, of course, macaroni and cheese!

Smoked Velveeta
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Smoked Velveeta

Oh, yes, people laughed when I brought up this idea.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, smoked
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
Servings 1 pound
Calories 1007kcal
Author Mike



  • Unwrap the Velveeta. Place on a plate and place in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
  • Fire up your smoker for cold smoking.
  • Make sure you keep the temperature below 90 F, and preferably at 70 F.
  • Place the Velveeta on a grate or in a disposable pan and transfer to the smoker.
  • Smoke for 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how strong you want the smoke flavor. If the cheese begins to sweet wipe it dry and make sure the temperature is staying low.
  • Remove from the smoker and let cool completely. Place in a vacuum sealer bag or resealable bag and close. Refrigerate for a least 2 weeks before using.


Make sure you unwrap the Velveeta completely before freezing!
If you don’t have a smoke tube you can still cold smoke with just a few briquettes and a chunk or two of wood.


Calories: 1007kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 7194mg | Potassium: 1565mg | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 4454IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2604mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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