What is american cheese? About the ingredient american cheese. Including 132 recipes with american cheese, nutrition data, and where to find it.
American cheese is a processed cheese. It is orange, yellow, or white in color and mild in flavor, with a medium-firm consistency, and melts easily. American cheese was originally only white, but is usually now modified to orange.
It has been made from a blend of cheeses, most often Colby and Cheddar. Today’s American cheese is generally no longer made from a blend of all-natural cheeses, but instead is manufactured from a set of ingredients such as milk, whey, milkfat, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, and salt.
The taste and texture of different varieties of American Cheese vary considerably, and mostly depend on the percentage of cheese versus additives used during emulsification.
Varieties with lower percentages of additives tend to taste more like natural, unprocessed cheese. Depending on the food manufacturer, the color of the cheese (orange, yellow, or white) may indicate different ingredients or processes.
American cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
American cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.
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|British (UK) term:||American cheese|
|en français:||fromage américain|
|en español:||queso americano|
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