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Author:  Amy
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Date:  6/17/2012 1:44:00 AM
Subject:  Cheese without hechsher
Message:  I've read that cheese can be kosher without a hechsher if the ingredients are good? Would that be the case for these cheeses (as organic AND kosher cheeses are hard to come by)?

1. Organic valley AMerican single slices: Organic pasteurized cultured milk, salt, organic annatto, microbial enzymes. Contains microbial vegetarian rennet.

2. Organic valley mozzarella cheese: Organic Cultured Pasteurized Part Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes.

3. Organic valley meunster cheese: Organic Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Organic Annatto. Contains no animal rennet.

Also, I believe it was on the list that Lakewood Organic juices were kosher for pesach but I have never seen a hechsher on any. Are they in fact kosher and okay to buy? Thank you!

Reply:  Hard cheeses need a heshsher.

Soft cheeses like the Mozzarella do not need a Hechsher, but you need to confirm all the ingredients are good. The Mozzarella above is good.

Why would juices need a Hechsher?! I'm confused. Please explain.

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