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American Cheese - Glossary Term

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American Cheese  
A type of processed cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk, that is basically a young cheddar cheese, but with a milder taste. The cheese ranges in color from yellow to orange, is very smooth in texture, and provides excellent melting properties. It is a popular addition to sandwiches and for use in main dishes not requiring a cheese that will alter the flavor, but will melt well throughout the food dish.