Dairy Facets

Facet Group

Facet Value

Description

Protein type

Sheep's Milk

Milk derived from sheep

Cow's Milk

Milk derived from cows

Goat's Milk

Milk derived from goats

Soy milk

Milk derived from soybeans

Oat Milk

Milk derived from oats

Coconut Milk

Milk derived from coconuts

Almond Milk

Milk derived from almonds

Cashew Milk

Milk derived from cashews

Buffalo Milk

Milk derived from buffalo

Hazelnut Milk

Milk derived from hazelnuts

Hemp Milk

Milk derived from hemp plants

Macadamia Milk

Milk derived from macadamia nuts

Pea Milk

Milk derived from peas

Peanut Milk

Milk derived from peanuts

Quinoa Milk

Milk derived from quinoa

Rice Milk

Milk derived from rice

Walnut Milk

Milk derived from walnuts

Flavor

Banana

Added banana flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Black Currant

Added black currant flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Blackberry

Added blackberry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Blueberry

Added blueberry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Caramel

Added caramel flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Caramel Macchiato

Added caramel macchiato flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Cherry

Added cherry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Cherry-Berry

Added cherry-berry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Chocolate

Added chocolate flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Cinnamon

Added cinnamon flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Cinnamon Vanilla

Added cinnamon vanilla flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Coconut

Added coconut flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Creme Brulee

Added creme brulee flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

French Vanilla

Added french vanilla flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Hazelnut

Added hazelnut flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Honey

Added honey flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Irish Cream

Added irish cream flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Key Lime

Added key lime flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Lemon

Added lemon flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Mango

Added mango flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Maple Cream

Added maple cream flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Mixed Berry

Added mixed berry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Multiple Flavors

Multiple flavors added. May contain more than one flavor defined in other facets listed. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Original

Original flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Peach

Added peach flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Pecan

Added pecan flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Plain

Plain flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Raspberry

Added raspberry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Seasonal Flavor

Added seasonal flavor (i.e. pumpkin flavoring during autumn or peppermint during winter). Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Spinach Mango

Added spinach mango flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Strawberry

Added strawberry flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Strawberry Banana

Added strawberry banana flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Sweet Cream

Added sweet cream flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Unflavored

No flavor added.

Unsweetened

Unsweetened flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial, but does not add any sweetness to product.

Vanilla

Added vanilla flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Vanilla Bean

Added vanilla bean flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Vanilla Caramel

Added vanilla caramel flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Vanilla Cinnamon

Added vanilla cinnamon flavor. Flavoring may be natural or artificial.

Pepper

Cheese flavored with pepper (usually black pepper), either infused into the cheese itself or added to outer layer of cheese as a rind.

Mexican seasoning

Seasoning blend added to shredded cheese blends, often branded as “Taco” style cheese.

Hot pepper

Hot pepper flavor infused into cheese, often in cheese blocks and branded as “Hot pepper” cheese.

Italian seasoning

Italian-style seasoning added to cheese, often in shredded “Italian cheese” blends.

Dairy package type

Plastic tub

Packaging shaped like a large cup, containing several servings of yogurt. Hard plastic top that can be reattached for refrigerator storage. Typically 32 oz capacity.

Plastic squeeze tube

Drinkable yogurt packaged in a narrow, flexible plastic container. Opened by tearing the edge and consumed directly from the tube by squeezing yogurt out. Typically 2 oz capacity

Cup

Portions of yogurt individually packaged in disposable cups. Opened by removing top cover (typically made of plastic or foil), and consumed with a spoon. Typically 5-6 oz capacity.

Plastic bottle

Drinkable yogurt in a rigid plastic container, fitted with a screw top. Consumed by drinking directly from the bottle. Typically 7oz capacity.

Glass bottle

Drinkable yogurt in a glass container, fitted with a screw top. Consumed by drinking directly from the bottle or pouring into glass.

Pouch

Drinkable yogurt packaged in a wide, flexible plastic container. Fitted with a nozzle that can be opened and closed. Consumed by opening the nozzle and squeezing yogurt through it. Typically 3-4 oz capacity.

Glass pot

Glass container, roughly the same size and shape as a cup. Fitted with screw top, and consumed with a spoon. Typically 5 oz capacity.

Paper carton

Rectangular container made of thick paper resembling cardboard. Typically fitted with a screw top or foldable opening.

Plastic carton

Rectangular container made of plastic. Typically fitted with a screw top.

Plastic jug

Container made of plastic fitted with a screw top or a snap on/off lid. Jug is molded to include a handle on the side for easy carrying/pouring. Typical capacity is ~1 gallon or 128 fl oz.

Plastic bag

Cheese comes in a plastic bag, often resealable.

Plastic pouch

Package often has a drawstring closure. Not airtight.

Individual wrap

Each piece of cheese is wrapped individually. Often found in sliced cheese packs.

Plastic wrap

Cheese is packaged in thin plastic, wrapped around outside of cheese. Package maintains same shape of cheese form.

Foil

Cheese is packaged in foil, wrapped around outside of cheese. Package maintains same shape of cheese form.

Fat content

2%

Contains 2% milkfat by weight.

1%

Contains 1% milkfat by weight.

Fat free

Contains 0% milkfat by weight.

Low fat

Some fat removed during processing. Usually refers to 1% milkfat by weight.

Regular fat

No fat is removed during processing.

Reduced fat

Some fat removed during processing. Usually refers to 2% milkfat by weight.

Dietary needs

Gluten free

Contains no gluten.

Kosher

Food prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary laws, including coming from animals with split hooves, not preparing or consuming milk and dairy together, etc.

Less sugar

Some sugar removed from the “standard” alternative.

Low sugar

Contains low sugar content, especially compared with sweetened alternatives.

No artificial colors

Contains no artificial colors

No artificial flavors

Contains no artificial flavors

No artificial sweeteners

Contains no artificial sweeteners

No peanuts

Contains no peanuts. Often processed at a facility that doesn't handle peanuts at all.

No preservatives

Contains no preservatives.

Non-GMO

Contains no genetically modified organisms.

Organic

Produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.

Probiotic

Live bacteria and yeasts that promote digestive health.

Unsweetened

No sweeteners added.

Vegan

Contains no animal products, including eggs, animal fat, and meat.

Vegetarian

Contains no meat, but often may include eggs.

Cheese form

Cubes

Cheese is sliced into individual cubes before being packaged. Cheese must be solid enough to hold shape as a cube, so soft cheeses are not cubed.

Cylinder

Cheese is formed in a cylinder, also referred to as a “log.” Soft or spreadable cheeses are most often cylindrical.

Half-cylinder

Cheese is formed in a cylinder, also referred to as a “log” — then cut in half before being packaged and sold. Soft or spreadable cheeses are most often cylindrical.

Spreadable

Form is spreadable, and can come in various shapes and sizes. Given that spreadable cheese loses its form easily, spreadable cheeses are wrapped tightly when packaged.

String

Low moisture mozzarella cheese packaged and sold in long, thin pieces. Often sold in packs of individual sticks. Often eaten by peeling pieces of cheese, creating “strings.”

Sticks

Long, thin rectangular pieces of cheese, intended to be eaten as a snack. Often sold in packs of individual sticks. Cheese types include colby-jack, pepper jack, cheddar, and more.

Curds

Moist pieces of curdled milk, either eaten alone as a snack or used in prepared dishes. After milk clots in cheese making process, it is cut into cubes and pressed to create the curds themselves.

Wedge

Cheese is cut and packaged as a piece of a larger round. The resulting shape is the same as a slice of pie.

Round

Cylindrical shape, wider than it is tall. Aged hard cheese is often sold in rounds.

Block

Cheese comes in a rectangular block. Semi-hard and hard cheeses are often packaged and sold as blocks.

Shaved

Cheese is broken down from a solid block before being packaged. Shredded cheese appears like long strips of cheese, the longest and thickest form of broken-down cheese (includes grated and shredded).

Crumbled

Cheese is broken down from a solid piece before being packaged. Crumbled cheese often comes from soft or spreadable cheeses, broken down into smaller pieces.

Grated

Cheese is broken down from a solid block before being packaged. Grated cheese appears like tiny fragments of cheese, almost powdery in nature.

Sliced

Cheese is cut into thin slices before being packaged and sold. Hard and semi-hard cheeses are most often sliced.

Shredded

Cheese is broken down from a solid block before being packaged. Shredded cheese appears like long strips of cheese, only shorter than shaved cheese strips.

Cheese color

Orange

Color is orange

Yellow

Color is yellow

White

Color is white

Pale yellow

Color is pale yellow

Rind type

Leaf-wrapped rind

Cheese wrapped in leaves during ripening process. Offers a consistently moist environment.

Bandage/cloth wrapped rind

Cheese wrapped in special cheesecloth during aging process.

Natural rind

Cheese given initial brine or salt rub on exterior, then aged without any other covering. Outer rind results from cheese itself, not any other sort of covering or wrapping.

Wax rind

Cheese is covered in outer layer of wax during aging.

Bloomy rind

Cheese has a fluffy, white mold rind. Results from applying a coat of mold culture on the outer surface of cheese during aging.

Washed rind

Cheese has an orange-colored rind. Results from immersing cheese in a salt water brine (or sometimes seeped in wine, brandy, oil, or beer) during aging.

Flavored rind

Rind features added flavoring.

No rind

Cheese does not have a rind.

Pasteurization

Pasteurized - Yes

Cheese made with pasteurized milk.

Pasteurized - No

Cheese made with unpasteurized milk.

Sharpness

Mild

Sharpness of cheese flavor is mild. Sharpness increases with age, so a mild sharpness would indicate only moderate aging.

Extra Sharp

Sharpness of cheese flavor is extra sharp. Sharpness increases with age, so an extra sharp cheese would indicate extensive aging.

Sharp

Sharpness of cheese flavor is sharp. Sharpness increases with age, so a standard sharpness would indicate some aging, if not extensive.

Cheese Family

Mozzarella

Cheese derives from mozzarella family

Feta

Cheese derives from feta family

Swiss

Cheese derives from swiss family

Tomme

Cheese derives from tomme family

Pecorino

Cheese derives from pecorino family

Pasta Filata

Cheese derives from pasta filata family

Parmesan

Cheese derives from parmesan family

Monterey Jack

Cheese derives from monterey jack family

Gouda

Cheese derives from gouda family

Cottage

Cheese derives from cottage family

Cornish

Cheese derives from cornish family

Cheddar

Cheese derives from cheddar family

Camembert

Cheese derives from camembert family

Caciotta

Cheese derives from caciotta family

Brie

Cheese derives from brie family

Blue

Cheese derives from blue family