SPECIFICATION

McCADAM JALAPENO MUENSTER CHEESE

DESCRIPTION:

McCadam Jalapeno Muenster Cheese conforms with the current definition and standards of identity for Muenster cheese under Federal Food and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.160 and all its amendments, except that jalapeno peppers are added during manufacturing.

INGREDIENTS:

Fresh pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, jalapeno peppers, salt,enzymes, annatto (for color).

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Flavor: Hot, spicy, pepper flavor with pleasant muenster accents.
  • 2. Texture: Medium firm to slightly soft body, with open texture.
  • 3. Color: Orange-tan surface, creamy white interior with particles of diced red and green jalapeno peppers evenly distributed throughout the cheese.

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture -46% Maximum
  • 2. Butterfat ->50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 5.0-5.4
  • 4. Salt – 1.7 + 0.2%

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

  • 1. Coliform – <10/gram
  • 2. Yeast & Mold – <100/gram
  • 3. No pathogenic bacteria

SHIPPING AND STORAGE::

Product shall be shipped and storedat 35-45°F.

SHELF LIFE::

180 days from date packaged.