Easy Cheese is the trademark for a processed cheese product distributed by Kraft Foods, also referred to as aerosol cheese, spray cheese or simply Cheese in a Can, and is a descendant of squeeze cheese (a semi-solid cheesefood from the 1970s packaged in a squeezable plastic tube). It comes packaged in a pressurized can, much like canned whipped cream and does not require refrigeration. Easy Cheese has its own entry in Sterns' Encyclopedia of Bad Taste. It was originally marketed from 1965-84 as Nabisco Snack Mate. Easy Cheese contains milk, water, whey protein concentrate, canola oil, milk protein concentrate, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, calcium phosphate, lactic acid, sorbic acid, sodium alginate, apocarotenal, annatto, cheese culture, and enzymes. Although sometimes called 'aerosol cheese', its container is not actually an aerosol spray can, because the cheese does not combine with a propellant (nitrogen) to turn into a fine mist upon being sprayed.
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