Thursday, February 17, 2011

Is Natural Cheese Better?

There are generally two different styles of cheese that people will eat, there is natural cheese and there is processed cheese. For some people, they enjoy natural cheese and others enjoy the processed cheese better. While there isn't really a way to say if one type of cheese is better than the other, some people prefer processed cheese and others like the natural cheese. There are places where processed cheese is better and situations where you may want to use natural cheese, it will all depend on the recipe and what you are doing with the cheese.

The first thing that is important to know if you are going to decide which cheese is better is what natural cheese is and what processed cheese is. Natural cheese goes through the process of aging and being made with rennet, the processed cheese does not go through this process, so it is a lot quicker and easier to make. Processed cheese is generally made from normal cheese and has ingredients added to it so that it gets the texture and creaminess that processed cheese takes on; there are many advantages and disadvantages to using processed cheese.

One of the best advantages that processed cheese has over natural cheese is that it has a far extended shelf-life, so it will last a lot longer than the natural cheese that is out there. Another reason that people like to use is because it doesn't separate when it is melted or used to cook with. Because there are emulsifiers in the processed cheese, it melts smoother, this is why people use it for hamburgers and other dishes because it will stay on the food and it doesn't change texture or taste when it is melted, which his great and a reason why processed cheese is created.

There are also some disadvantages to using processed cheese. Some people worry that processed cheese may have side effects because of the chemical preservatives that are used in it. It also has a lot of artificial colors and flavors in it. Some people just don’t like it because the taste is far inferior to natural cheese and what it has to offer.

But, if you are going to try to decide what is better, natural or processed cheese, it is going to be a hard decision to make. There are many reasons why people like natural cheese and many reasons why they like processed cheese. Deciding is really your own personal preference. Note that Golden Age Cheese does not produce any processed cheeses and all of our cheeses are 100% natural.

-Written by Viktoira Carella

1 comment:

  1. I prefer to use natural cheese on my breakfast, and it's fine with me using processed cheese on my macaroni and pasta. Thanks for sharing this, such an informative post. Great discussion for cheese.


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