SPECIFICATION

CABOT MONTEREY JACK CHEESE

DESCRIPTION:

Cabot Monterey Jack Cheese conforms with the current definition and standards of identity for Monterey Jack Cheese under Federal Food and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.153 and all its amendments.

INGREDIENTS:

Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes.

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Color: Creamy White
  • Texture: Medium Firm to slightly soft body
  • Flavor: Mild to mellow
  • Age: Less than 3 months or to meet flavor profile

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – 40-44%
  • 2. Butterfat ->50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 5.0-5.35
  • 4. Salt – 1.5-1.9%

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

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

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

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

SHELF LIFE:

150 days from date packaged.