Sargento offers reduced sodium natural cheese

by Keith Nunes
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PLYMOUTH, WISC. — Sargento Foods, Inc. has introduced five varieties of reduced sodium natural cheese. The varieties include mild cheddar, Colby jack, whole milk mozzarella, provolone and string, and feature 25% less sodium.

The products were developed using a patent pending cheese-making process and without the use of salt replacers or flavor enhancers, according to the company.

“We were able to successfully reduce sodium levels with salt replacers, but the cheese never passed our stringent sensory hurdles,” said John Brody, technology principal, R.&D. for Sargento. “In the end, we gave up on salt replacers and just removed 25% of the sodium.”

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