ingredient information
Cheese Powder
Cheese powders may contain one or more varieties of natural cheeses. Cheeses commonly used to create powders and dry blends include Cheddar, Blue, Parmesan, Romano and Swiss-style cheeses. The base cheeses, which may be blended with other ingredients and colors, are spray-dried to create a free-flowing powder with a low moisture content (typically in the 3-5% range). Some products are dehydrated in vegetable oils for easier application on chips, crackers and other dry snacks. Hard Italian-style cheeses (e.g. Parmesan) can be dried after grating in tray or belt dryers to reduce moisture to less than 18%. After cooling, the cheeses are ground and packaged