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.
- Potassium hydroxide
- Castor oil
Store tightly closed in a cool, dark location
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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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I don't usually color my cheeses but I have used this for my colby jack to make sure I blend the two cheeses well before pressing. Now that I've done 4 rounds of colby jack I will be buying more to add color to some of my other cheeses in the future. I do use twice the recommended amount to get that nice rich color.
This is a really powerful annatto so very little is all that is needed. I chose to use the minimal amount suggested and the color was beautiful. This was the first time I tried out the large gouda mold that I just ordered and what fun. A perfect round cheese was produced. I love the superior quality of all the products I have purchased from New England Cheese Making.
Worked exactly as needed
I've been making vegan cheeses – Camembert, smoked, Shropshire blue – and in a few of them, a drop of this coloring makes a world of difference. There's much less flavor variation than with real milk cheeses, so a slightly warm orangey tint helps to add some distinction! Very easy to use and to adjust, since the color is added to water before adding to cheese, and very little is needed.
Worked very good. Easy to adjust the color you are looking for.