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Cheddar Buds®


Cheddar Buds®: Instant Sauce Mix

Cheddar Buds® is an instant cheese sauce mix that is made with real cheese. Cheddar Buds® delivers the true flavor of cheddar cheese in a convenient “just add water” sauce mix. Low in fat, calories and cholesterol, Cheddar Buds® is a perfect addition to healthy meals. Convenient and easy to use, Cheddar Buds® saves on food preparation time, making it more economical than canned, frozen or made-from-scratch cheese sauces.

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Convenient Cheddar


Cheddar Buds® mixes easily with tap water to produce a great-tasting sauce for pastas, vegetables and more. It’s also a beneficial food service product that makes a delicious dipping sauce or topping. When used in its original powder form, Cheddar Buds® serves as a flavoring agent in recipes. It also stands up to prolonged warming and can be reheated without compromising product integrity.

Saucy Savings


Highly concentrated, each two-pound packet of Cheddar Buds® makes ten pounds of sauce. Cheddar Buds® granules requires no refrigeration and is easy to store, saving on valuable storage space and costs.

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Saucy Savings


Highly concentrated, each two-pound packet of Cheddar Buds® makes ten pounds of sauce. Cheddar Buds® granules requires no refrigeration and is easy to store, saving on valuable storage space and costs.


Ingredient Statement:

Modified food starch, maltodextrin, cheddar cheese flavor (cheddar and Swiss cheese, whey, buttermilk solids, butter, sweet whey, sodium phosphate, lactic acid), sweet whey, vegetable oil shortening (canola), salt, non-fat dry milk, lactic acid, yeast extract, annatto and turmeric (for color). Contains milk.


Cheddar Buds® Packaging:

Cheddar Buds® Case Pack (Product #49002)

  • Pack size: 8/2 lb.
  • Case dimensions: 16-1/2″ x 14″ x 8-1/2″
  • Case weight: 18 lbs.
  • Case cube: 1.14
  • Pallet configuration: 36 cases per pallet (6×6)


Bid Specifications:

Cheddar Buds® Proposed Bid Specifications

  • Instant cheddar sauce
  • One 2-lb. package makes more than a gallon of cheddar sauce
  • Must be instant and have no requirement to boil water
  • Must contain less than one gram of fat per 2 oz. serving
  • Cheddar Buds or equal
  • Pack 8/2-lb. pouches



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