SPECIFICATION

CABOT MEDIUM CHEDDAR CHEESE BLOCK

DESCRIPTION:

Cabot Medium Cheddar Cheese conforms to 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, annatto (if colored.)

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Color: creamy white (white cheddar), orange (yellow cheddar)
  • 2. Texture: smooth, firm
  • 3. Flavor: characteristic medium cheddar flavor
  • 4. Age: less than 7 months or to meet flavor profile

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – <39.0%
  • 2. Butterfat – >50.0% FDB
  • 3. pH – 5.0-5.40
  • 4. Salt – 1.50 – 2.20%

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

  • 1. Coliform – <100/gram
  • 2. Yeast & Mold – <500/gram
  • Pathogenic bacteria tested at scheduled intervals.

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

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

SHELF LIFE:

360 days from date of receipt.