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Cheese Coloring

Cheese Coloring

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Regular price $3.45
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This water based cheese coloring is naturally derived from the Annatto tree and will impart an appetizing yellow color to cheese. Most cheese will yellow slightly in the aging process, but if you want a rich yellow color annatto is a great option.



  • Water
  • Annatto
  • Potassium hydroxide
  • Castor oil

Store tightly closed in a cool, dark location

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Kosher Info
We purchase this product Certified Kosher OU. Then package into various sizes, without Kosher supervision, which voids Kosher certification. We are not, nor do we make any representation to be, under kosher certification.


Yes No Allergens Description Of Components
X Peanuts
X Tree Nuts
X Sesame
X Milk
X Eggs
X Fish
X Crustaceans
X Shellfish
X Soy
X Wheat
X Triticale
X Mustard
X Sulfites


Add annatto cheese coloring before Calcium Chloride and Rennet. Dilute color with cool, non-chlorinated water.

For a warm cream color add about 20-30 drops for every gallon of milk.

For a bright bold color add 100+ drops for every gallon of milk.

Note: Keep annatto cheese coloring out of contact with salts.

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Cheese Coloring

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United States United States

Love the annatto natural coloring. Just a few drops gave my Colby cheese a beautiful coloring.

Alex H.
United States United States
Best Annatto

Grat product very constrated and easy to dilute. For gouda i used 5 drops per gallon. For cheddar 10 drops per gallon.

Alex Hunter verified customer review of Cheese Coloring
United States United States
Annato - works great

Always been pleased with this annatto from NEC. Works as advertised. Use a the recommended amount dissolved in 1/4 cup distilled water and add it well before rennet is added. Added just a bit to my gouda (because - well, because i wanted to! lol). Highly recommend. Arrived quickly after ordering.

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Bill J.
United States United States

Arrived in a couple of days, use to color cheddar and anything else I need. Great price, great service and the website is full of great information! A strong recommendation from me. Bill

Daniel S.
United States United States
Works great

Coloring works exactly as described, only wish they had usage instructions listed in 1/x tsp instead of #of drops