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American cheese

American cheese

American cheese is a type of processed cheese. It can be orange, yellow, or white in color, is mild and faintly sweet in flavor, has a medium-firm consistency, and has a very low melting point. Very early in its history, American cheese was only white in color—as it was made from a blend of cheeses which were originally only white. However, the later versions are often a yellow hue due to the addition of annatto, a sweet and nutty seasoning added to Cheddar and to Colby so that by the late 1800s American cheese was often simply called "yellow cheese." Today’s American cheese is, by law, required to be manufactured from at least 2 types of cheese, and must contain at least 51% ... more on Wikipedia

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