by Ryan Jordan | 2004-08-14 03:00:00-06
The Specialty Cheese Company of Lowell, Wisconsin has a product line limited to, well, just cheese, of course, with a great new product that is sure to be hit among the backpacking crowd: Just the Cheese, a patented (check it out: #5,795,613) crunchy baked natural cheese snack. But this is not your ordinary cheese: Just the Cheese reduces volume and weight of mainstream cheese by half through a special cheese formulation and baking process that results in pure cheese "crackers" with a "chewably crunchy" texture that tastes great and offers 150 calories per ounce.
Flavors include (and ratings from * to ***, with *** being our show favorites) include pizza (***), nacho (***), jalapeno (**), white cheddar (***), cool ranch (**), and white cheddar/soy (*). Just the Cheese is packaged in serving-sized half-ounce plastic bags, perfect for supplementing your daily snack diet.
Look for an expansion of the product line as Just the Cheese products make their way into the outdoor industry.
Serving Size: 1/2 oz
Fat Cal: 60
Total Fat: 6.5 g
Sat Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 300 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 0.5 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 5 g
Vitamin A: 5%
Vitamin C: 0%
No MSG, no wheat or wheat products, gluten-free.
"Cheese for Backpackers: New Cheese Cuts Weight of the Fresh Stuff in Half and Packs a 150 Calorie/Ounce Punch for Backcountry Travelers (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2004)," by Ryan Jordan. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/cheese_for_backpackers.html, 2004-08-14 03:00:00-06.