Cheeses
Cheeses

RICHLAND CHEESE is produced in over forty delicious varieties and is made directly from the fresh milk of American dairy cows. Cheese is an excellent a source of protein and calcium.
We supplies American cheeses to the retail, food service and industrial food processing sectors. American’s award winning cheeses are made from premium quality American AA grade raw milk produced using traditional cheesemaking techniques and the latest technology. This makes the extensive range of American cheeses offered by Richland Dairies among the best quality in the world.
Cheeses supplied by us are available in a range of sizes vacuum packed and sealed blocks in polyethylene lined cardboard cartons for cutting and processing, to individually wrapped processed cheese slices. We recommend that cheese should be stored under refrigeration in an odour free environment with low humidity. Long term storage can be achieved by storing cheddar or curd in a frozen state at minus 18 deg Celsius.

Cheddar Cheese

Applications:
Natural Cheddar Cheese has many applications depending on the age of the cheese.
Fresh – Up to one month of age, it has very little flavour making it ideal for processing or further maturing.
Mild – Matured for up to 3 months. Clean mild flavour. Generally stored for further maturing. May be used as a top for breads, melted in cooking and baking & other savoury foods.
Tasty – Matured for 6 to 9 months. Full bodied flavour. Uses include manufacture of savoury breads and scones, various pasta dishes, soups and sauces. Also suitable for cutting and packing into smaller retail units.
Vintage – Matured for 9 to 12 months. Rich sharp flavour. Use as a table cheese, snack cheese, in bread, scones, biscuits, pasta dishes, soups and sauces.

Mozzarella

Mozzarella is a traditional Italian-style cheese, with a stringy texture. During the manufacture process it is pulled into long threads giving the cheese a plastic-like ‘stringy’ texture and ‘stretch’ when heated.
Applications:
Ideal for Baking applications
Italian-style dishes such as Pizza, Lasagnas and other pasta dishes
Thickener for sauces, on breads & in various meat dishes

Pizza Cheese

Pizza Cheese is an Italian-style cheese with a slightly stringy texture, giving it a characteristic stretch when heated. It is ideal for baking applications as it provides minimal browning in high temperature conveyor ovens, and can safely withstand temperatures above 280 degrees C.
Applications:
Ideal for Baking applications
Italian-style dishes such as Pizza, Lasagnas and other pasta dishes
Thickener for sauces, on breads & in various meat dishes

Parmesan Parmesan Cheese is a traditional Italian-style matured Cheese with a distinctive, sharp flavour. It is available in Block, Grated, Shredded & Shaved forms.
Applications:
Used in many foods to provide a typically Italian flavour and aroma.
Soups, Lasagne, Pasta Dishes, Sauces, Savoury biscuits, Meat dishes.
Topping for added flavour.

Romano

Romano Cheese is an Italian-style hard cheese with a distinct piquant Flavour. Romano has a slightly open texture with granular form. It is available in Block 20 Kg form.
Applications:
Used in many foods to provide a typically Italian flavour and aroma.
Soups, Lasagne, Pasta Dishes, Sauces, Savoury biscuits, Meat dishes.
Topping for added flavour.

Pecorino

Pecorino Cheese is a traditional Italian-style matured cheese with a distinctive piquant flavour. It is available in 6 Kg Random Weight (R/W) Wheel.
Applications:
Used in many foods to provide a typically Italian flavour and aroma.
Soups, Lasagne, Pasta Dishes, Sauces, Savoury biscuits, Meat dishes.
Topping for added flavour.

Pepato

Pepato Cheese is a traditional Italian-style matured cheese with a distinctive piquant flavour. Pepper-corns are used in the manufacturing process to give this cheese a unique pepper flavour. It is available in 6 Kg Random Weight (R/W) Wheel.
Applications:
Used in many foods to provide a typically Italian flavour and aroma.
Soups, Lasagne, Pasta Dishes, Sauces, Savoury biscuits, Meat dishes.
Topping for added flavour.

Ricotta

Ricotta Cheese is a smooth textured Italian-style white cheese, with a creamy, bland flavour. Its relatively low fat content makes it ideal for use in low-fat recipes, and its creamy texture makes it suitable for many Italian dishes.
Applications:
For Italian-style dishes as a filling
Creamy topping for Pasta Dishes, Baby Foods & Sauces
Desserts such as Cheesecake & low-fat recipes

Gouda

Gouda Cheese is a semi-hard, rindless cheese. It has a mild, nutty flavour, smooth, plastic body and some eye formation.
Applications:
Excellent for cutting & packing into smaller retail units
As a table or snack cheese
Shredding
Processing

Swiss

Swiss Cheese is a semi hard, rindless cheese with a sweet, nutty flavour. The cheese has a closed texture with medium sized eyes found throughout the cheese. Firm, smooth, plastic body with high solids content.
Applications:
As a table or snack cheese
As a cooking ingredient or further processing
Slicing, Shredding
For cutting into smaller blocks for retail application
For foodservice (in block form)