Dairy, Eggs & Substitutes

  • Cheese, Hard
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      Asiago Cheese

      Asiago is an Italian cheese traditionally made from sheep's milk but now often made from cow's milk. Its firmness, texture, color, and sharpness depend upon how long it has been aged. It may or may no... more

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      Cotija Cheese

      Cotija is a firm, crumbly cheese made primarily from cow's milk. Fresh cotija is similarly textured to feta while aged cotija is similarly texture to Parmesan and is suitable for grating. It is quite ... more

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      Gruyere

      Gruyère is a firm, slightly grainy cheese of Swiss origin. It's interior is pale yellow in color, and its flavor is nutty, fruity, and earthy. Swiss Gruyère is made from unpasteurized cow's milk whi... more

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      Manchego Cheese

      Manchego is made from sheep's milk that comes from the La Mancha region of Spain. Its firmness, texture, color, and sharpness depend upon how long it has been aged. Semi-firm Manchego is white to gold... more

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      Parmesan

      Parmesan is a hard cheese made from cow's milk that is suitable for grating. It can be purchased in block form or pre-grated. The original and most revered Parmesan is Parmigiano Reggiano, which comes... more

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      Romano

      Romano is a hard cheese of Italian origin made from cow, goat, or sheep's milk or a combination of them. The texture, color, and flavor of Romano varies according to its composition and age. In genera... more

  • Cheese, Semi-soft
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      American Cheese

      American cheese is a general term for processed cheeses made from milk, milk fats and solids, other fats, and whey protein concentrates. Its color may be white, yellow, or orange. American cheese can ... more

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      Cheddar, Mild

      Cheddar cheese is a semi-firm, white natural cheese that originated in Southwest England. Mild cheddar is less acidic than other types, such as sharp or extra-sharp. If annato is present, the cheese m... more

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      Cheddar, Sharp

      Cheddar cheese is a semi-firm, white natural cheese that originated in Southwest England. As cheddar ages, its loses moisture, gains acidity and sharpness in flavor, and becomes more crumbly. Sharp ch... more

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      Colby

      Colby is a low acid, semi-firm cheese made from cow's milk that originates from Wisconsin, USA. Annatto is typically added to give Colby cheese its golden color. Colby is similar to cheddar but softer... more

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      Fontina

      Fontina is a cow's milk cheese that originates from Italy and ranges from semi-soft to semi-firm. It has a smooth, creamy texture and mild flavor and melts well. When aged and hardened, it can be grat... more

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      Fresh Mozzarella

      Fresh mozzarella is a semi-soft, delicate, creamy, white cheese with high moisture content. It was traditionally made from water buffalo's milk (mozzarella di bufala) but is now also made from cow's m... more

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      Gouda

      Gouda is a Dutch cheese made from cow's milk that is typically pasteurized. Gouda's firmness, texture, color, and sharpness depend upon exactly how long it has been aged. It is classified by age and c... more

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      Halloumi Cheese

      Halloumi is a rather firm white cheese with a salty flavor that is made from cow, goat, or sheep's milk, or a combination. It originates from Cyprus. Halloumi retains its texture at high temperatures ... more

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      Havarti

      Havarti originated in Denmark. It is a semi-soft cheese with small, irregular holes made from cow's milk. Its flavor ranges from mild to sharp depending on how aged it is. Seasonings and spices are of... more

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      Monterey Jack

      Monterey Jack is an American, mild-tasting, semi-soft cheese made from whole or skim cow's milk. It may or may not be pasteurized. Its firmness, texture, color, and sharpness depend upon exactly how l... more

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      Mozzarella

      Not to be confused with fresh mozzarella, mozzarella is a semi-fiirm cheese with an elastic texture and low moisture content that is typically made from cow's milk. It is easy to shred and melts excep... more

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      Paneer

      Paneer is a high-moisture, fresh cheese made from cow or water buffalo's milk. This white-colored cheese is firm and crumbly in texture like tofu and has a mild and somewhat bland flavor. It is often ... more

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      Provolone

      Provolone cheese originates from Italy. It is a semi-soft cheese with a mild, tangy flavor whose firmness, texture, color, and sharpness depend upon exactly how long it has been aged. As it ripens, it... more

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      Swiss Cheese

      Swiss cheese is a generic term for cheeses modeled after Switzerland's Emmental. It is a semi-firm, pale yellow cheese with a large holes, or eyes. It may or may not be pasteurized. Swiss cheese melts... more

  • Cheese, Soft
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      Blue Cheese

      Blue cheese refers to a family of cheeses made from cow, sheep, or goat's milk that have been innoculated with blue-green mold. Examples include Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Danish Blue, Maytag Blue, and St... more

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      Brie

      Brie is a creamy soft cheese of French origin that is covered with a thin, soft, edible layer of white down or mold. It is made from whole or skimmed cow's milk and may or may not be pasteurized. Brie... more

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      Camembert

      Camembert is a surface-ripened soft cheese made from cow's milk and covered with a thin, soft, edible layer of white down or mold. It has a sweet, rich, buttery flavor. As it ages, its interior become... more

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      Cottage Cheese

      Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese product made from pasteurized, whole or skimmed milk. This mild tasting, white cheese has a soft, creamy, and lumpy texture. It can be purchased with either large or s... more

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      Cream Cheese

      Cream cheese is a soft unripened cheese made from cow's milk. It is smooth and creamy in texture and spreadable at room temperature. Cream cheese has a mild, sweet, and slightly tangy flavor. Many cre... more

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      Feta

      This crumbly, white cheese of Greek origin is traditionally made from sheep or sheep and goat's milk. Today, many producers also use cow's milk. Its firmness ranges from semi-soft to semi-hard. Local ... more

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      Goat Cheese

      Soft goat cheeses refers to a family of cheeses made from 100% goat's milk (chèvre) or a blend of goat and cow's milk. The interior of soft goat cheeses are white, soft, smooth, and moist. They have ... more

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      Gorgonzola

      Gorgonzola is a soft, crumbly, blue-veined cheese of Italian origin made from cow's milk. It has been inocculated with a blue-green mold that develops into a network of blue-green veins. Aged Gorgonzo... more

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      Mascarpone

      Mascarpone is a fresh cheese-like product of Italian origin made by curdling cow's milk with citric or acetic acid. Mascarpone's texture ranges from light and velvety soft to stiff and buttery. It is ... more

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      Queso Fresco

      Queso fresco is a high moisture, Mexican cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk. This soft, fresh cheese is firm, crumbly, and grainy with a mild, salty flavor. It softens but does not melt when heat... more

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      Ricotta

      Ricotta is a dairy product of Italian origin made from cow, sheep, goat, or water buffalo’s milk whey left over from the production of cheese. This creamy, white cheese is made of fine granules and ... more

  • Dairy Substitutes
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      Almond Milk

      Almond milk is a non-dairy beverage made from ground up almonds mixed with water. It has a sweet and nutty flavor. If you're vegan, allergic or intolerant to dairy, or just don't like the taste of mil... more

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      Coconut Cream

      Coconut cream is a thick white cream obtained from strained coconut flesh. It is thicker and richer than coconut milk due to its higher fat content. Coconut cream is available in cans or dried. more

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      Coconut Milk

      Coconut milk is not the liquid found inside coconuts but the extract of grated coconut flesh. It is rich in flavor and creamy in texture. Coconut milk can be made at home or purchased in cans or asept... more

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      Rice Milk

      Rice milk is a grain millk made from cooking and blending white or brown rice and water. It is a non-dairy product that is lactose free. Rice milk is popular with vegetarians and vegans because it doe... more

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      Soy Milk

      Soy milk is a liquid extracted from crushed soybeans mixed with water. Naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free, soy milk is safe for people allergic to dairy and those who are lactose-into... more

  • Eggs & Substitutes
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      Eggs

      Eggs are an inexpensive and versatile ingredient that can be cooked countless ways, including scrambling, frying, boiling, poaching, and baking. While eggs can come in a variety of colors (e.g. white,... more

  • Milk And Cream Products
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      Buttermilk

      Buttermilk was traditionally a by-product of butter-making; it was the liquid left over when butter was churned from cream. Today, buttermilk is commercially made by adding bacterial culture to nonfat... more

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      Cream

      Cream is a dairy product. It is the fat layer that has been skimmed from the top of nonhomogenized milk during the first stage of the butter-making process. Many different varieties of cream exist and... more

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      Milk

      Milk refers to the liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. While cow's milk is most popular, goat and sheep's milk have gained in popularity through the years. Cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cr... more

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      Sour Cream

      Sour cream is made by fermenting cream with lactic acid bacteria, which gives it its tang. Full-fat sour cream has about 20% fat although low-fat and non-fat versions exist as well. more