Our powdered cheese blend is much like the contents of the little cheese packet that comes in boxes of macaroni and cheese. Cheese blend costs only about half as much as our 100% dehydrated cheddar cheese. Actually, the first ingredient in our cheese blend is whey powder. Whey is the byproduct that's left after milk goes though it's first stage of being made into cheese. Having a cheesy kind of taste, whey powder is an ideal ingredient for this. Dehydrated cheddar cheese is actually the third ingredient. Don't let this throw you too badly. I was looking at the ingredients labels of couple of mac. and cheese boxes at the grocery stores. On both of their ingredient labels, there was more salt in them than cheddar cheese, meaning there was practically no actual cheese!!! In discussing this with the manufacturer of our powdered cheese products, he said that the majority of companies selling macaroni and cheese mixes to the grocery stores are unconcerned about cutting costs by reducing the cheese content of their mixes down to practically nothing. "Only kids eat it, anyway," he says, "and they don't care what it tastes like." Amazingly enough, companies can call it cheese powder even if there is absolutely no cheese in it. Cheese blends on the open market usually contain 4% to 5% actual cheese, he said. Our cheese blend beats this hands down containing 8% cheddar cheese. Containing no artificial flavorings, all the cheesy flavor comes from the dairy products in the mix in our superior blended cheese product.
As already mentioned, our cheese blend goes wonderfully with macaroni in making your own macaroni and cheese at just pennies compared to what it costs in the little cardboard boxes from the grocery stores. The first time I tasted our cheese blend, Mr. Portela, the manager had made it into a cheese sauce filled with our rehydrated, dry broccoli. It was simply scrumptious. I've had a couple of customers say they felt it was a bit salty when eaten by itself. So, instead of eating it straight, you may want to dilute it down a bit more with other foods and let the cheese blend do the seasoning.