American Cheese

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Liz Thorpe is the author of The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table.  She is a vice president at Murray's Cheese in New York.

Kraft introduced American cheese "Singles" in 1947.  Their American cheese slices contain the following: Ingredients: Milk, Whey, Milkfat, Milk Protein Concentrate, Salt, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid as a preservative, Apocarotenal (color), Annatto (color), Enzymes, Vitamin D3, Cheese Culture.