Cheese Analogue (also known as imitation cheese or cheese alternative) is a cheese product made by partially or fully replacing milk fat with vegetable fat. In the case of whole milk fat being replaced, the product is also called “vegan cheese”. Other production standards are the same as in regular cheeses production. Cheese analogues are widely chosen for their cost-effectiveness and the simplicity of their manufacture. The product can be largely diversified in its formulation and therefore suitable for many applications.
The product is characterized by yellow color and rich aroma typical for milk, without foreign odors.
Cheese analogue is most commonly used as a replacement for pizza cheese and topping because of its properties that resemble mozzarella cheese. It can also be used in cheese-type products where lower content of fat and salt is desired.
Cheese analogues are characterized by a high content of fat and protein and low content of lactose. Thanks to the textural and functional properties, most importantly great melting, cheese analogues are often used in the production of pizza products. Cheese analogues provided by Foodcom S.A. are characterized by good elasticity, homogeneous melting, stretching properties, and easy grating and cutting. The product also has a short hydration time allowing for enhanced effectiveness.
Foodcom S.A. provides many solutions to accomplish requirements:
- By adding rennet casein stretching, shredding properties are improved while maintaining good firmness.
- Whey permeate/sweet whey powder – to enable cost reduction and obtaining nice coloring and pleasant taste.
- Skimmed milk powder – achieving delicate milky taste and keeping the good texture.
Depending on the producer and type of the product, Cheese analogue has a shelf life about of 3,6, or 12 months. The product should be stored in a dry, cool environment at a temperature of max. 7 °C.
Cheese analogue is available in blocks. The most popular formats are 3 or 15 kg. Foodcom S.A. can also deliver cheese analogue in 1 kg blocks or shredded and packed in 1 or 2 kg bags.
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