Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about our cheeses, the company, training options, sponsoring, etc.? We’ll be happy to help you! Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

  • Nutritional questions

You must keep our cheese spreads in the fridge. This is the only way we can guarantee their best by date. It’s no problem if the tubs are left out of the fridge for short periods, for example on your way home from the supermarket. However, it’s important that the cheese doesn’t get too warm (such as leaving it in the car). Put the cheese spread back into the fridge as soon as possible.

ERU Maasdammer, ERU Chèvre doux and ERU Kids Snack are vegetarian. The cheese that we use in our spreads contains vegetarian (microbial) rennet. In fact, a big part of the cheese we use contains vegetarian (microbial) rennet. However, a few of the cheeses used in our cheese spreads may contain animal rennet. For that reason, we only describe ERU Maasdammer, ERU Chèvre doux and ERU Kids Snack as vegetarian. We can definitely guarantee that these products only contain vegetarian (microbial) rennet.

99% of the cheese that we make contains vegetarian (microbial) rennet. However, it is possible that a few cheeses used in our cheese spreads contain animal rennet.

We have no lactose-free cheese. Some of our cheeses are very low in lactose such as ERU Chèvre doux, ERU Prestige and ERU Crème de Brie. There are people with lactose intolerance who eat these cheeses. The level of lactose intolerance is the determining factor and that varies according to the individual.

All our cheese spreads are pasteurised. Pasteurisation is a process which optimises the shelf life and keepability of perishable food products. This is done by briefly heating the food so that harmful bacteria are destroyed. These harmful bacteria are not resistant to high temperatures. The process obviously involves minimum change or damage to the product.

Some of our cheeses contain whey powder. If a product contains whey powder, this will be included in the list of ingredients on the packaging.

For some ingredients, it’s clear that they contain allergens, such as cheese, milk powder, etc. In such cases, the allergens don’t need to be emphasised on the packaging. However, we feel it’s important to provide optimal information. We therefore plan to change all our packaging in the coming period to ensure that all the allergens are listed in bold letters.

After opening, you can keep our cheese in the fridge for another 7 days. Make sure that you always use clean cutlery to spread the cheese. This will prevent contamination.

When you are pregnant, you naturally wonder what you can and can’t eat, including our ERU cheese spreads. All our cheese spreads have undergone a heat treatment (pasteurisation) to destroy harmful bacteria. This makes it safe to eat cheese spread during your pregnancy.

Does ERU cheese spread contain real cheese? Yes it does! For each flavour variant, we select the tastiest cheeses. Do you want to read more about these cheeses? Click on the button below and read an extensive article about our taste variations.

You can enjoy our ERU cheese spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but how do we actually make our cheese spread? Click on the button below and learn everything about the making process of our processed cheese.

Yes, you can. All our cheeses are pasteurized. Pasteurization does kill harmful bacteria.

No, every ERU Cheese contains cow’s milk.

Yes, that’s possible. All our cheeses are gluten-free.

All of our cheeses contain milk. ERU Spreadable Gouda with Red Pepper also contains crustacean shellfish.

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