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Cheese Coloring

Cheese Coloring

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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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Melissa .
United States United States
Very reliable

I used this cheese coloring for my Farmstead Cheddar, and I'm very pleased. Good color and you can control the strength according to the amount you add. It makes a nicely colored cheese that adds interest to a cheese board. Thank you for the consistently high quality products and recipes!

David I.
United States United States
Great Product!

This coloring is the genuine product. I suggest that you read and follow the directions on dissolving and dilution. As a food chemistry instructor, I was unaware of the procedure but I was happy to find the direction. The color was exactly what I expected. This is the real deal!

Lucinda C.
United States United States
Pretty color

I love this. Beautiful color to my curds. I'm going to order more soon. Wish I got it long ago.

Kitty U.
United States United States
Farmhouse cheddar with anatto

Love the color anatto give the cheeses... Flavourles...

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Cheese Coloring Review
Dale R.
United States United States
Annatto Cheese Coloring

Works as expected. Great clean color. I would normally not dye my cheeses but I tried this to give my Colby a more expected look. Also, when I start to add more cheeses into my cave I will vary how dark I make the cheese to help identify different batches and types. It is simple to use and quite concentrated.

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Cheese Coloring Review