SPECIFICATION

McCADAM ORANGE RIND MUENSTER CHEESE

DESCRIPTION:

McCadam Orange Rind Muenster Cheese conforms with the currentdefinition and standards of identity for Muenster cheese under FederalFood and Drug Regulations CFR 21 ¤133.160 and all its amendments.

INGREDIENTS:

Pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto (for color).

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Flavor: Mild to mellow, sweet pungent.
  • 2. Texture: Medium firm to slightly soft body, with open texture.
  • 3. Color: Orange-tan surface, creamy white interior.

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 stored at 35-45°F.

SHELF LIFE:

180 days from date packaged