Yes, GLC products are gluten-free.
No, unless labeled as such.
Although most molds are harmless, to be safe, cut away or remove a ½ to ¾ inch of cheese on all sides of the visible mold. The flavor of the remaining cheese should still be fine, however, we recommend using it up as quickly as possible.
Ideally, cheese is best if consumed within three-to-five days and kept in optimal storage conditions.
Cheese should be stored at temperatures of 35-45 degrees Fahrenheit. As cheese is subject to picking up odors, it's recommended it be stored out of airflow within the refrigerator to prevent flavor contamination from other stored foods.
If the original or manufacturer's packaging is removed, rewrap the cheese tightly with plastic film, closeable plastic bags or foil to prevent air pockets around the cheese. To help protect the cheese from molding and/or to help slow down the molding process, keep the cheese in an air-tight container as much as possible.
We don't recommend freezing our cheeses, as it could affect the quality of the product. If you do choose to freeze, it's recommended the cheese be thawed out in the refrigerator and used as soon as possible after thawing.
The "use by/sell by" code means that if all the manufacturer's packaging seals aren't compromised/opened and the product is stored at the recommended temperature range (35-45 degrees Fahrenheit), the product should maintain its quality and flavor characteristics. The zipper, if applicable, isn't considered a manufacturer's packaging seal.
All cheeses start with a level of lactose, but as they age, those levels dissipate. Lactose levels in cheese are very low, but there might be trace amounts.
If you're concerned, consult your dietician or family physician prior to consumption.
Microbial-based enzymes/cultures are used in the production of our natural cheeses.
No. We're required to test all incoming milk for antibiotics according to all federal and state laws and regulations.
Milk is the only allergen present in Great Lakes Cheese products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn't issued a code of federal regulation for the food industry. Therefore, at this time, we can't identify our products as GMO-free.
Yes, we use sustainable palm oil in the production of our processed cheeses.