The Origins of Orange Cheese
With its familiar orange hue present in your grilled cheese sandwich and your childhood mac & cheese, orange cheese has solidified its place on supermarket shelves around the country. But there is more than childhood memories behind these bright cheeses.
Let's start out by stating that the subject of orange cheese is surrounded by a bit of controversy. It seems like many people think that it's unnecessary, and despite claims that dyeing cheese doesn't affect the taste, many people believe that it does. Additionally, the way that some commercial cheese makers dye cheese with chemicals like yellow 5 and yellow 3. Regardless of whether you agree that cheese should be orange, or not, there is plenty of orange cheese out there in the market.