Cougar Gold Cheese update on calories and why Cougar Gold Cheese is in a tin can.

You can buy Cougar Gold White Cheddar in a can here.
WSU has named its unique cheese "Cougar Gold" - Cougar after the university mascot and Gold after Dr. N.S. Golding, who developed the cheese in the 1940s. The U.S. government wanted to pack cheese in metal cans so it could be shipped to troops all over the world and stay fresh.

As conventional Cheddar cheese ages, it produces carbon dioxide that causes cans to swell. Golding discovered that adding a certain lactobacillus culture to the milk minimized C[O.sub.2] generation, and Cougar Gold was born.
"Even though we make Cougar Gold by the traditional Cheddaring process and everyone calls it Cheddar, it's not a true Cheddar cheese," says Creamery Mgr. Marc Bates. "It doesn't meet the standard of identity for Cheddar because of the addition of the lactobacillus culture." This is why Cougar Gold Cheese tastes more like a gouda as I mentioned in the previous post.

Nutrition Facts
Wsu Creamery - Cougar Gold Cheese
Servings: of 1 oz. (30 grams) 1 container (30 oz. (30 grams) ea.)
Calories 114
Sodium 176 mg
Total Fat 9 g
Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 6 g
Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g
Protein 7 g
Cholesterol 30 mg


Vitamin A 10 %
Calcium 23 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Iron 0 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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