SPECIFICATION

CABOT SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE (White or Yellow) (3/4oz Serving)

DESCRIPTION:

Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese 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, enzymes.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Color: creamy white (white cheddar), orange (yellow cheddar)
  • 2. Texture: smooth, firm
  • 3. Flavor: characteristic sharp cheddar flavor
  • 4. Age: min. 5 months or to meet flavor profile

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – 36.0-39.0%
  • 2. Butterfat – <50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 5.0-5.3
  • 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:

  • 270 days from date packaged for 3/4oz bars.
  • 120 days for 2.5 lb slice tray.