Food Bites - Processed Cheese
May 27th 2011, 07:42
Generally processed cheese is made from a base of plain natural cheese which is heated to pasteurisation temperatures. This prevents further ripening of the cheese and thus extends shelf life. Generally they are mild in flavour and smooth in texture. This category is limited to processed cheese slices, and excludes any packs of sliced cheddar or gouda variants.
Cheese spread is produced via a similar method to processed cheeses in general except that during the pasteurisation process the addition of water is permitted. This results in the cheese achieving a spreading quality at room temperature. The addition of water may require the use of water retaining agents such as gums, gelatine and algin. Cheese spread is generally packaged in glass jars.
Processed portions are small individually wrapped segments of processed cheese.
The cheese is sold in shrink-wrapped large blocks and has the same preparation process as slices. Click here for more information on BMI
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