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Bega Canned Cheese

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SKU: WQ566
  • $5.00 - $137.00
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Features

  • Real cheese that lasts an incredibly long time
  • Rich, smooth, delicious flavor
  • Produced in Australia for over 50 years
  • Well suited for remote places without refrigeration
  • 7.05 ounces of cheese per can
  • Terrific on sandwiches, pizzas, lasagna and more

Description

Bega Canned Cheese

Dairying began in Australia's Bega Valley in the 1850's, with each farmer selling the produce from his own dairy. In an effort to improve their individual production and marketing activities, local farmers banded together to establish the Bega Cooperative Creamery Company on July 15, 1899. More than fifty years ago, the good people at Bega Cheese found a way to put great tasting, real cheddar cheese in a can. As a result, the Bega brand is known today throughout the world. Their product has a natural yellow color, medium cheddar flavor, and pleasing texture. It’s easy to cut, grate and slice. This is real cheddar cheese like you would expect to find in the deli case at your local grocery store, and it’s delicious!

Packaging

Each can contains 7.05 ounces of cheese (200 grams), and the cans are similar in size to a typical 6 oz. can of tuna. You can remove both ends of a can and just push out the 3-3/8" x 1-1/2" mini-cheese-wheel. It doesn’t sag, quiver or run because it’s solid cheese.

Available in a single 7.05 oz. can, a case of (12) 7.05 oz. cans or a case of (36) 7.05 oz. cans.

  • “Many products like this have a so-so taste. We just bought two cans in case we did not like it. Boy were we surprised. This stuff is actually good! Shelf life is a priority for us and this product fits the bill. Can't wait to make homemade Mac & cheese.”

    – Daniel L., NC

Uses

Bega canned cheese can be cut, grated or sliced into thin slices for sandwiches, pizzas, lasagna or meat loaf. It behaves just like any other deli-bought cheese–it’s great in sandwiches, omelets, or straight.

Bega's quality cheese is very popular with our customers, who use it for everyday eating as well as camping, boating (sailboaters love it), and as a long-term storable food to have on hand in case of emergency. Give Bega cheese a try. As they say down under: It's bonzer*. 

Shelf Life

There's no expiration date on this cheese. It's packaged in Australia for folks who don't have refrigeration, like many in the Australian Outback and other remote parts of the world. It's also great for those with backwoods cabins, sailboats, etc., because it stays good for an incredibly long time. Gourmet cheeses are aged in cellars for years to enhance their flavor; since this canned cheddar cheese is sealed in a sterile environment, there's no reason it can't be stored and used indefinitely. Just keep it reasonably cool, protect it from freezing as with any other cheese, and safeguard the cans from outside moisture that could cause external rust-through.

  • “Bought one can to try—then bought a case! Wonderful product.”

    – BKB, HI

You Might Also Like

Being interested in Bega canned cheese, we think you might also like Red Feather New Zealand Canned Butter, OvaEasy Egg Crystals (uncannily like fresh eggs) and our almost indescribably delicious Canned Bacon.

Many selections in delicious dried fruits and vegetables, baking ingredients, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more, can be viewed on our main Food Categories page.

*Australia-speak for great, cool, most excellent. And that's fair dinkum.

Ingredients

cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, culture, enzyme), water, sodium citrate, butter (cream), salt, sodium phosphate, citric acid, nisin (preservative).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/6 can (33g)
Servings Per Container: About 6
Amount per serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 70
   % Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 490mg 20%
Potassium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 6g n/a
Vitamin A n/a 0%
Vitamin C n/a 0%
Calcium n/a 20%
Iron n/a 0%

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Brand Bega
Origin Imported

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Reviews

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  • Excellent product x 6
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I asked six people to sample a can of Bega Cheese. In general all thought it tasted really good and they'd definitely recommend Bega brand cheese to family and friends. The test group consisted of a mechanical engineer, a banker, an RN, two teenage boys, and a retiree. Each taster got one small wedge. Comments noted: Removing the cheese from the can was easy, and it came out intact. There are no oily or watery fluids present. It's somewhat soft and doesn't crumble. The taste test group commented it was not too salty or sharp, but not too plain either, similar to American cheese or string cheese. Bega brand cheese is really a multi-use cheese. It can be consumed right from the can, sliced onto crackers or sandwiches, melted atop, or into, a dish. Bega cheese would be easy to bake with. The label indicates that Bega brand cheese is a good source of fat and protein. The Bega can is a very durable metal package, indicating a long shelf-life. The can is small enough to pocket. It could actually be a 'barterable', and should seriously be considered for any food reserve. Again, Bega brand canned cheese is a definite winner! Additionally, I thought the great personal service and rapid delivery from Pleasant Hill Grain remarkable. Thanks.
    54 out of 54 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Hope It Lasts Until There Is An Emergency
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    I don't ever write reviews but this cheese is delicious! My wife and I have a substantial emergency and survival food supply and added a case of this cheese and a case of the butter to augment things and provide variety. Temptation and curiosity got the best of us after purchasing a case of pilot bread crackers to try some. I'll blame the wife for this breach of supplies. We looked like kids munching down on forbidden fruit. Now I'll have to get 2 locks to keep the trust issues at bay. Great!!
    21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Desert Treat found in Nebraska
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Years ago I was stationed in the deserts of Saudi Arabia working with their soldiers. We often shared our rations. As there was no refrigeration and no ice our fare was pretty basic. However, a great treat, enjoyed by all was pita bread and canned cheese. After leaving Arabia I searched everywhere I was stationed or visited for canned cheese. No joy! Then Kismet intervened and there it was Bega canned cheese. I ordered a case, purchased many rounds of pita bread and have been reliving the joy days of the desert. I find that the cheese is even better with beer. I will be a loyal customer as I fill the food box for camping and hunting trips.
    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I am responsible to cook for mission teams in Ethiopia of approx. 25 -30 people. We work in far countrysides where we must carry in ALL of our food for 2 weeks. What a great option to add to my menus... have a treat with crackers.
    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • every can is dented, most in multiple places
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I ordered 36 cans and it was delivered today. Every can is dented and most in multiple places. None of the cans are open, at least not just by looking at it, but nothing is oozing out of the cans and is obviously open. This isnt the problem of PHG as the box of 36 was sealed so there was no way for them to know. Are the cans compromised? I dont know. They are the pull tab tops (which is different than the photo in the description where you need a can opener) so they are more prone to be compromised when dented.
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    Not sure how this happened, but all 36 cans were replaced immediately for this customer. 

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Enjoyed a can initially, then went & bought a case....
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Well-packaged for shipping, delivered promptly. No dented cans at all. Cheese is quite flavorful, used it with crackers and also in sandwiches. Hopefully will maintain for some years unless the balloon goes UP...
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Impressed
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We decided to try your canned cheese. We're impressed with the product and will be buying again. Great on crackers and cheese sandwiches.
    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Product and service
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    Being that this was my first purchase from Pleasant Hill I was extremely pleased with their service and speed of delivery. The products (butter and cheese) are thus far not used as they're for emergency purposes. However, the temptation to try them will probably win out. They just look so inviting. Well packaged and long dated. Despite the inclement weather they had I was impressed with the speed of response I had to a question. I'm sure I will be purchasing more as I augment my "survival " cache.
    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • I recommend
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I'd never tried canned cheese before and I didnt know what to expect. I thought it would be like a block of cheddar or gouda. But the taste is more like mild white american cheese and the texture is like a slightly firmer velveeta. It's softer than block cheese, but not spreadable. It holds its shape if sliced and easily makes big chunks if you just jab your knife in it. The taste is very creamy which I like. I have only had it with crackers so far which is great. I haven't melted it yet but I suspect it'd do great that way. The can is completely full and you must open both ends to push it out. It resists due to the tight fit. But no water or drippiness. We just leave it in the can and cut out slice by slice now. It came so fast I was amazed! I recommend it if you always want an all purpose cheese on hand. I ordered the 36 can case and am so glad I did. My husband's tearing thru them like it's candy! Best price anywhere on the internet.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Excellent for Queso!
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    We bought Bega Cheese for long-term storage pantry. My wife decided to try making queso with Bega plus some salsa. Worked really well. It actually melts, unlike all the "cheese-food" products out there. Tastes great. Excellent texture. And long-term shelf life. We bought more!
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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