FAQs

 

Q: Is Notcho Nocheez real cheese?

A: No, it is a dairy free alternative that is made with almonds, nutritional yeast, peppers, lemon juice and seasonings. The nutritional yeast gives it a “cheesy” delicious flavor.

Q: Is Notcho Nocheez gluten free?

A: It contains no gluten, however it is currently manufactured in a facility that also produces wheat and gluten products and therefore there could be cross-contamination.

Q: Is Notcho Nocheez organic?

A: Some ingredients are organic, but at this time the product is not organic. We are working to make an all organic product.

Q: Is Notcho Nocheez non-GMO?

A: There are no ingredients in Notcho Nocheez that are GMO. We do not yet have the “Verified Non-GMO” label.

Q: Is Notcho Nocheez vegan?

A: Yes, it contains no animal products.

Q: Can you heat Notcho Nocheez?

A: Yes, it mixes well with tomato sauce or can be stirred into hot pasta, veggies or potatoes. It can be baked on tortilla chips for a “nachos” kind of snack.

Q: Where can I buy Notcho Nocheez?

A: Local supermarkets in the Pittsburgh, PA area sell this unique product and we are expanding our supply chain to other regions. All Whole Foods stores in the Mid-Atlantic Region carry Notcho Nocheez.  Notcho Nocheez can also be purchased directly from our website www.notchonocheez.com.

Q: I am celiac, is your product safe for me?

A: While Notcho Nocheez does not contain gluten or wheat products; we cannot guarantee there is not cross-contamination potential with our manufacturer.

Q: What allergens are in Notcho Nocheez?

A: Almonds.

Q: What is GDL (gluco-delta lactone)?

A: Instead of citric acid or lactic acid, we chose the plant-based acidifier (GDL) that would not alter the flavor but would allow us to meet the product safety requirements and have a shelf-stable product. GDL is made from a non-GMO rice or corn product.

Q: How long does Notcho Nocheez last after it is opened?

A: Keep Notcho Nocheez in the refrigerator after it is opened and for best flavor, consume within 3 weeks of opening.

Q: What flavor choices are there?

A: Notcho Nocheez is made in 3 varieties: “Classic” which is just a cheesy-flavor spreadable dip sauce, “Tangy” is a lemony, refreshing flavor and “Hot” is a spicy original version that is made with habanero peppers.

Q: Is Notcho Nocheez hummus?

A: No. While the consistency may remind some consumers of hummus, a typical hummus contains beans and possibly sesame seeds. Notcho Nocheez does not contain beans or seeds; it’s base is almonds.

Q: How many calories is in a serving of Notcho Nocheez?

A: The calories come from the almonds and each serving (1/4 cup serving size) contains 100 calories.

Q: How much fat is in a serving of Notcho Nocheez?

A: The fat come from the almonds and each serving (1/4 cup serving size) contains 8g fat (0 g trans fat)

Q: How much cholesterol is in a serving of Notcho Nocheez?

A: The cholesterol for each serving (1/4 cup serving size) is 0 mg.

Q: How much sugar is in a serving of Notcho Nocheez?

A: There are no added sugars, but the natural sugar from the peppers gives 1 g sugar for each serving (1/4 cup serving size).

Q: How much protein is in a serving of Notcho Nocheez?

A: The protein for each serving (1/4 cup serving size) is 5 g.