NO REFRIGERATION REQUIRED!!
If you have been looking to add REAL cheese (not powdered or Freeze Dried) to your long term food storage program, then look no further!
GREAT FOR CAMPING!
PERFECT FOR THE BOAT OR RV!
Now you can finally have a great tasting, rich, high-quality cheese . . . and who cares if the electricity goes off??
For those of you familiar with the Kraft canned cheese, you will be real happy with this new cheese from the Bega - also made in Australia. Although the Kraft cheese is called cheddar too, most customers say it reminds them more of a white American cheese than a cheddar.
The Bega has actually been making cheese much longer than Kraft - since 1899. The Bega has found a way to make a real cheese in a can with the same indefinite shelf life taste much better than the Kraft cheese. Produced in a can and sold in Australia for more than 50 years, the Bega is a household name in many parts of the world. You'll first notice that it is yellow like a cheddar cheese should be. Second, you'll be pleased with the sharper cheddar flavor. And lastly, you'll find that the texture is better too - easier to cut, grate and slice than the Kraft, which tends to crumble when you try to cut it thin.
Not available in any store in this country - only available online!
One product that has always been missing from food storage programs is real CHEESE. It's true that, if you have a wine cellar, you can buy a waxed wheel of cheese and store it (i.e. age it) for years. That's a bit expensive and unwieldy, but if you are doing well enough to own a wine cellar, you probably can afford a 50 lb wheel of cheese - and you won't mind throwing about half of it away when it molds over after you cut it open.
For those of us with more modest means, we now have real Cheddar Cheese - in a can!!! Its technical name is "Processed Cheddar Cheese." That's the name they have to give it legally because it wasn't "naturally" produced by a Wisconsin cheese master. But from the ingredients and from the TASTE, you'll believe it is honest-to-Goodness real Wisconsin-made cheese! Make no mistake, this isn't liquid or semi-solid cheese - it is real cheddar cheese like you would expect to find in a deli case at your local grocery store.
It's just plain delicious.
Powdered and Freeze Dried cheese products have been available for years, and they are actually not too bad for some applications. They make an excellent sauce, dip or spread, but there's just something not right about spreading cheese on your sandwich like it was peanut butter. For some things, there is no substitute for the real thing...
Each can contain 200 grams (7.05 Ounces) of Cheese, and the cans are a little larger in diameter than a 6 oz. can of tuna and about 25% taller.
We've learned that the best way to serve it is if you open both ends of the can and then push out the 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" mini-wheel of cheese. You'll find that it doesn't sag, it doesn't quiver and it doesn't run - it is solid cheese!
This is the real cheese that can be grated like any other cheese. It melts, it can be sliced into thin slices for sandwiches, pizzas, lasagna or meatloaf, and it behaves just like any other deli-bought cheese - it's great for grilled cheese sandwiches, fantastic omelets or just by the slice.
Bega Cheese complies completely with both FDA and USDA requirements and is even Hala certified. This cheese has a shelf life of two years according to the official specs, but will store for many years in reality. It's packaged this way in Australia and in the Middle East for folks who don't have refrigeration, like many in the outback or in third world countries. The manufacturer is confident it will last "indefinitely". Since it's in a sterile environment, air can't circulate so germs can't get to it - there's no reason that it can't store indefinitely. Just keep it as cool as you can, but protect it from freezing as with any other cheese. Once you open a can, it's best to refrigerate any leftovers, though it will most likely last a few more days in a zipper-locking baggie or tin foil without refrigeration.
INGREDIENTS : Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Culture, Rennet (calf or non-animal), Water, Emulsifier (331), Butter (Cream, Water Salt), Salt, Acidity Regulators (330, 339), Preservative (234), Nisin max. 12.5mg/Kg, Min FDM 45%. Max. Moisture 49%.
TYPICAL NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings per pack: 6 (approx)
Serving size: 33g
Per serve Per 100g
Energy 100 cal 303 cal
Protein 6g 18g
Fat, total 8g 24g
- saturated 6g 18g
Carbohydrate 2g 6g
- sugars 0g 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 91mg
Sodium 490mg 1485mg
**Manufacturer date: January 2015. While the official specs give Bega Cheese a shelf life of two years, if stored properly, it can have an indefinite shelf life.