A popular brand of pasteurized process cheese introduced by Kraft Foods in 1928. Velveeta is a blend of colby and cheddar cheeses with emulsifiers and salt. The ingredients are heated until liquified, packaged in aluminum foil, then cooled. Velveeta has a smooth texture and is creamy when melted. Several varieties are available: original, light, Mexican Hot and Mexican mild.

Ethnicity: American

Season: available year-round

Substitutions: Sadie Lady suggests Chesdale Cheese

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