Frequently Asked Questions
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The Merkts Beer Cheese spread does contain wheat. We do not add any wheat or gluten to the remaining Merkts Cheese spreads.
The cheese will stay good for about 30-60 days, if kept refrigerated.
We recommend consuming the cheese by the date that is on the package. The product may still be good past that date, similar to eggs or milk, however we do not guarantee product past the date on the package.
Yes , the cheese can be frozen for 6 months. However, freezing makes the texture slightly crumbly after thawing. Also, be aware that the cups may become brittle when frozen and can crack.
No, our products are not Kosher.
We do not add any animal rennet to the products we make. However, some of the cheese we purchase from suppliers to make our products may contain animal rennet.
While we do not add any animal rennet to the products we make, some of the cheese we purchase from suppliers to make our products may contain animal rennet.
All of our cold pack products are made with cheese that was produced using fully pasteurized milk.
Yes, for safety and best quality, the cheese should be refrigerated at all times, when not being consumed. We advise that when serving guests, cheese is safe unrefrigerated for 2-4 hours, and remaining cheese can then be safely returned to the fridge.
Tree nuts (almonds), wheat, egg, and soy are the only major allergens that enter our facility. Any of our varieties that contain these allergens or sensitive ingredients are clearly labeled on the container.
Yes, there is approximately 1/2 % alcohol by volume.
Yes. Sulfites are a naturally occurring ingredient in red wine. We do not add any other sulfites to our cheese.
No, we did not discontinue our Swiss Almond cheese. However, there are some grocery stores which choose only to stock this flavor during the holiday season. Please check our Store Locator to see whether any stores in your area carry it. If not, we advise our customers to ask the Dairy Manager or Store Manager at their local grocer to add Swiss Almond to their next cheese order.
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