SPECIFICATION

CABOT CHEDDAR CHEESE CHEF’S TRIM

DESCRIPTION:

Cabot Cheddar Cheese Chef’s trim conforms with the current definition and standards of identity for cheddar cheese under Federal Food and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.113 and all its amendments.

INGREDIENTS:

Pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, and enzymes.

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Color: creamy white
  • 2. Texture: smooth, firm
  • 3. Flavor: characteristic cheddar cheese flavor showing moderate to well developed degrees of flavor and sharpness.
  • 4. Age: Min. 7 months or more to meet flavor profile.

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – 36.0-39.0%
  • 2. Butterfat -≥50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 4.95-5.35
  • 4. Salt – 1.7 + 0.2%

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

  • 1. Coliform – <10/gram
  • 2. Yeast & Mold – <1000/gram

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

Product shall be shipped and stored at 35-45°F.

SHELF LIFE:

180 days from date packaged.