CHEDDARplus is a new Fonterra ingredient for processed cheese. The ingredient has a firm smooth body and bland, slightly lactic flavor. It is manufactured specifically to ensure that there is no protein breakdown or flavor development during maturation. It retains the effectiveness of the natural milk proteins delivering superior functionality to traditional cheddar cheese. This guarantees consistently good body and structure within the processed cheese and will exceed consumer expectations. The additional structure provides higher moisture and yields, less reformulation calculations due to consistent composition, higher quality (peelability, wrapper separation and resistance to temperature stress), increased chill-roll speeds and direct protein reduction.