Trader Joe’s – Roth Organics – Organic Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Food Review

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trader joe, tj, review, calories, price, nutrition, organic sharp cheddar cheeseMarch 27, 2018
This is a “vegetarian friendly”, certified organic, aged, sharp cheddar cheese.  The texture of the cheese is firm, not hard, and not crumbly.  There’s a touch of a non-cheddar flavor in the cheese.  Regardless, this is a nice cheddar cheese, especially for someone looking for an organic cheese.  Calories 110 per ounce, price $5.99 per pound

Roth cheeses can be found at other supermarkets also, click here to search near you.

One of my pet peeves about cheese labeling is the ambiguous references to “enzymes” in the labeling.  Some enzymes (a minority now) come from animals – making them non-vegetarian.  Animal enzymes are sometimes labeled as rennet (although even the word rennet can be used ambiguously).  Other enzymes (many cheeses use these) are produced by bacterial cultures or are plant-based, and are vegetarian friendly.  By not clearly labeling the type of enzymes used in making the cheese, the cheese makers make it more difficult for vegetarians to find cheeses which suit their dietary preferences.  Even this one which is labeled “vegetarian friendly” – and I assume that means non-animal enzymes  – doesn’t mention the source of the enzymes in the ingredient label.  Here’s some additional reading.

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4 Responses to “Trader Joe’s – Roth Organics – Organic Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Food Review”

  1. SueT唐 梦 琇 Says:

    Good comments Steveo. I saw the enzymes and immediate thought they were animal ingredients as it doesn’t say they are not but after reading your review I also saw that it was vegetarian friendly which like you I would have to assume the enzymes are not from an animal.

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  2. steveo Says:

    And it seems like it would be so simple to fix the problem. I wonder if they’re limited/regulated in what they can say on the ingredient label?

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  3. Shape Shifters Fitness Trainer Says:

    That’s an interesting tidbit about the labeling within cheese, had no idea! Lot’s of obstacles to eat around when one is a vegetarian.

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