Stella Cheese

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 5:10am
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I've been wanting to try real parmesan cheese (not the kraft grated kind) so I emailed Stella brand (saputo) about their cheeses. Here is their reply:

[i]Thank you for contacting Saputo Cheese USA, Inc.!

The manufacturing and packaging facilities for the Stella brand are
dedicated to Milk and Milk products. There are not any peanuts, tree
nuts or sesame seeds used on the same manufacturing or packaging
equipment for any Mozzarella or Provolone cheese that Saputo Cheese USA
produces.

If you have any questions please contact us again.[/i]

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Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 5:41am
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i use to use different cheeses but now i do use the cheapie kraft kind and im 100% italian, imagine that!! the saputo is good though. i got same reply. saputo, frigo, sargento are all safe. sargento will label for their stuff that has cross contact.

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 3:53pm
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]i use to use different cheeses but now i do use the cheapie kraft kind and im 100% italian, imagine that!! the saputo is good though. i got same reply. saputo, frigo, sargento are all safe. sargento will label for their stuff that has cross contact. [/b]
Oh thanks for that info. DD asked for sargento string cheese the other day and I told her I'd have to call first.
Did you know Kraft is coming out with a brick parmesan in a container with a built in grater? When that comes out I'll probably get it but until then I want to try the stella. I have a recipe that calls for 1/4 cup and I think the fresh would taste better. Maybe not but I'm gonna try. lol
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Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2007 - 11:56pm
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we tried that kraft brick last year. its good but doesnt have that nice stinky parmesan taste. my hubby really liked it though. some stores just dont carry it.

Posted on: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 4:57am
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Oh I thought it was new. I just saw it in a magazine (an ad for it). I read a ton of magazines (literally, I think altogether they would weigh at least a ton) and I hadn't seen it yet so I bet it's new in our area. Eh I'll try the stinky kind then. lol.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 8:21am
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Good to know, thanks for the info. I am also Italian and used to love buying the more 'exotic' cheeses. We have also been using only Kraft and some of it seems plasticky (a word?) or fake.
Does anyone know if Jarlesburg swiss is safe? I like to use it for cheese fondue.

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 2:41pm
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I'd like to know about Jarlsberg too.
I just noticed that the email from Saputo didn't even mention the parmesan I originally asked about. Hm. I guess if tidina has checked that works for me but I might just ask them about the *other* cheeses.
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Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 11:10pm
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RE: Allergen Statement
Thank you for your interest in our products. It is our goal to manufacture food of the highest quality and safety standards. To maintain the safety of our products, each manufacturing facility maintains as part of their food safety programs, an allergen review and control procedure. The purpose of this is to control the allergen content of our products, and to keep known allergens from entering the manufacturing process.
The food industry has identified eight major allergens that are considered to be a threat to consumers. They are dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, crustaceans and wheat (gluten) containing cereals. The products manufactured by our company are dairy products, but contain no other allergens. If you are allergic to dairy products, please keep this in mind.
Joyce LaRoche
Quality Assurance Specialist
[email]JLaRoche@SorrentoLactalis.com[/email]

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 12:38am
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Thank you for contacting Saputo Cheese USA Inc.!
Natural cheeses manufactured by Saputo Cheese USA Inc., do not contain peanuts or peanut derivatives, tree nuts or tree nut derivatives, sesame seeds or sesame seed derivatives.
At this time the facilities that produce the natural cheeses do not utilize peanuts or peanut derivatives, tree nuts or tree nut derivatives, sesame seeds or sesame seed derivatives.
If you have any other questions, please contact us again.
Thank you,

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 7:59am
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Thank you Tidina!!
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 12:07am
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NOW THEY TELL ME!!!
Thank you for contacting Saputo Cheese USA, Inc.!
Provolone manufacturing and packaging facilities are dedicated to Milk and Milk products. There are not any peanuts, tree nuts or sesame seeds used on the same manufacturing or packaging equipment for any Provolone cheese produced by Saputo Cheese USA.
The Parmesan purchased by Saputo Cheese USA is through multiple suppliers, so we can not guarantee there are not any peanuts, tree nuts or sesame seeds used on the same manufacturing equipment.
If you have any questions please contact us again.

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