This is a great addition to chowders. It gives a slightly tangier flavor than colby cheese and tastes great in macaroni and cheese or on casseroles. Add to your favorite dishes for that extra cheesy flavor. Store this item in your emergency food storage or pantry and always have on hand for your favorite recipe. Simple and easy to use. Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results. Shelf Life: Should be stored in cool dark place- optimum condition is 60 degrees or less- for longer storage. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 15 years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage.