Annatto Cheese Colouring

Annatto Cheese Colouring

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Annato is a natural dye used to give your cheese that lovely orangey colour. It comes from the seeds of the achiote trees of tropical and subtropical regions. The seeds produce a carotenoid-based yellow dye that’s used to colour foods. It comes in a liquid form that you would add to your cheese before the calcium chloride and rennet.

  • Natural
  • Made Overseas

  • 50 ml Annatto natural colouring for colouring cheese
  • Also known as roucou or achiote
  • Derived from the seeds of the achiote tree
  • A carotenoid-based yellow/orange food dye is made from the seeds

This liquid Annatto attaches itself to the milk protein during the cheese making process

General dosage: 0,6ml per 10 liter Milk or according to your recipe specifications

Use: Add before Calcium Chloride and Rennet. Dilute colour with bottled or distilled water

Shelf life: It has an indefinite shelf life

A health note on annatto: There is contention about the safety of this ingredient, with some reports suggesting that it can cause allergic reactions that manifest in the skin as rashes, the gastro-intestinal system as irritation that causes irritable bowel, as well as possible irritation in the airways. There have been reports of people whose IBS or rashes cleared up after removing annatto from their diet, as well as parents finding their kid’s hyperactive behaviour improved noticeably. Other possible symptoms include headache and irritability.  

We decided we would stock annatto as it is a naturally derived traditional cheese colouring that has been used for over 200 years and is part of traditional cheese making. However, it is not necessary to colour your cheese yellow for it to taste great. The decision and discernment is yours.

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