Crystals in Cheese
Notice the salt like grains on the cheese?
As cheese ages, crystals begin to naturally appear.
These are Calcium Lactate Crystals. They are
found more commonly in hard cheeses that have matured
for a long period of time such as Parmesan Reggiano or
Jensen’s 4-Year Cheddar.
as it ages. This causes the calcium lactate (calcium salt) to become more
concentrated, thus forming crystals.
There are no health risks associated with eating the crystals – they are natural!