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Process Cheese Cooker

Tend vats to cook blended cheeses or cheese curds to make process cheese.

What does a Process Cheese Cooker do?

Tends vat to cook blended cheeses or cheese curd and other ingredients to make process cheese: Starts agitator and signals for cheese to be dropped into vat. Turns steam valve and observes thermometer to heat vat to specified temperature. Measures or weighs out prescribed ingredients, such as sodium citrate, disodium phosphate, and cream, using scale and measuring glass. Dumps ingredients into vat. Cooks mixture at specified temperature for specified time or observes consistency of mixture to determine when it is cooked to specifications. Pulls lever to drain cheese into hopper or bucket. May pump cheese through viscolizer to achieve finer texture. May mix unheated cheese or cheese curd and other ingredients to make cold pack cheese or creamed cheese and be designated Cream-Cheese Maker.