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Cheese Food 
 
Oct. 1, 2012 8:48 pm 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2012 7:59 pm
Okay. I know cheese food is not cheese. I found a recipe for Mac and Cheese and one ingredient was 4 oz. of Cheese Food. I can't remember ever seeing a package in the store that says "Cheese Food" on the package. What I need is a brand name.
 
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Oct. 2, 2012 3:59 am
I suspect they are referring to something like Velvetta.
 
Oct. 2, 2012 5:44 am
It is Velveeta but of course, there are knock-off brands. Velveeta is shelf-stable so often it's found on the shelf, not necessarily in the dairy case. My store puts it in both places!
 
Oct. 2, 2012 5:46 am
By the way, for questions such as these; you'll get a much quicker response if you post it on the "Buzz" (tab at top of page) rather than on the blog pages. Most of the time, you'll get a response in a matter of minutes!
 
Oct. 2, 2012 6:32 am
Velveeta is a "Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product" And has a long history.
 
Oct. 2, 2012 6:40 am
I found this: "Pasteurized process cheese food is a variation of process cheese that may have dry milk, whey solids, or anhydrous milkfat added, which reduces the amount of cheese in the finished product. It must contain at least 51% of the cheese ingredient by weight, have a moisture content less than 44%, and have at least 23% milkfat"
 
Oct. 2, 2012 6:43 am
here is a link to an artical about "Cheese Food" and the like http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff/7806sci2.html
 
Oct. 2, 2012 6:57 am
that article is from the year 2000, wikipedia also had this: In 2002, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Kraft that Velveeta was being sold with packaging that described it as a "Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread,"[5] which the FDA claimed was misbranded because the product declared milk protein concentrate (MPC) in its ingredients listing. Velveeta is now sold in the US as a "Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product,"[6] a term for which the FDA does not maintain a standard of identity, and which therefore may contain MPC.
 
Oct. 13, 2012 7:59 pm
Thank you all very much. Velveeta it is. I LOVE cheese food. :)
 
 
 
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