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Lanthar
2004-10-26, 16:28
I noticed this article (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/cheese_for_backpackers.html) over at backpackinglight.com, but don't particularly want to read subscribe to get information on a manufacturer. :confused: Did anyone happen to read the article and wouldn't mind passing on the name of the cheese manufacturer?

Also, any other comments on packing cheese / dehydrating cheese / etc, would be interesting.

Redleg
2004-10-26, 22:00
I noticed ... :confused: Did anyone happen to read the article and wouldn't mind passing on the name of the cheese manufacturer?

Also, any other comments on packing cheese / dehydrating cheese / etc, would be interesting.
here are some links:

..survival/backpacking:
http://www.beprepared.com/product.asp?pn=FN%20C116
http://adventurefoods.com/afsearch.asp
http://www.wsu.edu/creamery/
..Industrial:
http://www.foodnavigator.com/ingredients/suppliers.asp?id=1060&page=7
...and many others.
jaf

Jim Henderson
2004-10-30, 12:05
I haven't used that cheese, but I have used some cheese that comes in a can, made by Kraft Foods in Australia. I get it from a company here in the states, they are on the web, but since I am away from home, I don't have the info handy. Maybe a web search will turn it up?

I think it is these guys... http://www.internet-grocer.net/cheese.htm#1

They sell canned butter too.

The Kraft comes in a can about the size of 1 and a half tuna cans high. it weighs the same as regular cheese plus a can so it isn't "light weight" but a can or two won't hurt unless you are one of the extreme ultralight backpackers. I don't mind hauling a frozen steak or two into the woods, one must have some comforts of home.

It is decent tasting cheese but is hard to pin down what kind it tastes like. It is supposed to be cheddar, it is white. Supposedly it is designed for people without refrigeration(like us campers) and appears to sell well in hot countries like Australia and the Middle East.

I like it I think, I would buy it again, but I still have almost a case. Not as good as "real" cheese but good enough when you are in the boonies and want some cheese. It spreads OK but can be crumbly. It is supposed to melt nicely too when cooking, but I wonder, since it is made for hot climates, how well it really does melt.

Jim Henderson

cldphoto
2004-11-01, 11:58
I normally go for Velveeta. Yeah, it's not gourmet, or even fully made of cheese (think of it as "cheese"). But it's sold on the shelf, not in a cooler, so it lasts longer in non-refrigerated environments (like a pack). My two cents.