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.