Hatch Cheddar Cheese Blend,
Hatch Cheddar Cheese BlendA creamy, dreamy blend of cheddar, cream cheese, and smoky-fruity chiles that combine with other ingreidents to make the best chile-popper inspired mac n cheese!
Cultured MilkAn important ingredient in cheesemaking, cultured milk is milk that's been fermented with lactic acid bacteria. The fermentation process preserves freshness while enhancing taste and improving digestibility. There is evidence that fermented milk products have been produced since around 10,000 BC.
ButtermilkButtermilk is the sweet liquid squeezed from butter-making. It's high in protein and calcium, and delievrs a yummy sweet dairy flavor.
WheyWhey is a byproduct of cheesemaking, and is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It imparts a wonderful sweet dairy flavor and creamy mouthfeel.
Disodium PhosphateMaking cheese would be difficult without disodium phosphate - the sodium salt derived from phosphate rock in the earth. It acts as an emulsifier that keeps fat and water from separating during the cheese-making process. This helps us get the richest and creamiest cheese possible. Disodium phosphate has been used in cheese production since 1895.
Lactic AcidLactic acid is naturally produced through a fermentation process and provides a gentle tang to cheese.
EnzymesEnzymes are important in cheese-making to create curds and whey. The whey is the liquid part that is strained and the curds are what's left behind -- AKA cheese! Our enzymes are produced by natural fermentation processes and are NOT derived from animal sources.
Hatch ChilesGrown in the famed Hatch Valley of New Mexico, these young green chiles are mildly spicy and are balanced by notes of smokiness and fruitiness.
Poblano ChilesThe Poblano is one of the most widely used peppers with a mild heat and deep green pepper flavor that is prevalent in southwestern cuisine. A perfect match with Hatch!
Cream CheeseNot just for bagels! Cream cheese is a soft, fresh cheese made from milk and cream, and adds a wonderful richness and flavor to sauces. Along with green chiles, cream cheese is a signature ingredient in Chile Poppers.
Nonfat Dry Milk,
Nonfat Dry MilkThis is simply skim milk with water removed, that's it! It helps create a creamy, milk flavor to our cheese blend.
Locust Bean Gum,
Locust Bean GumLocust bean gum is a natural, vegetable-based thickener and stabilizer derived from the seeds of carob trees that grow in the Mediterranean. It helps cream cheese be soft and smooth.
Non-GMO Ground Corn,
Non-GMO Ground CornGround corn adds a subtle sweetness and cornbread-like flavor note that perfectly blends with the cream cheese and chiles.
Nutritional YeastNutritional yeast is a species of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is the same type of yeast that’s used to bake bread and brew beer. Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, B vitamins and trace minerals, and contributes a delicious cheesy savory flavor.
Tapioca FlourYou know when you make homemade Mac & Cheese, you usually start with a roux of flour and butter to help thicken the sauce up? Well, we’re using a touch of tapioca flour, which thickens up the sauce in an all-natural way!