This is about 75 cents a jar. A lot less than the store boughten. Makes a great evening snack with pretzels or nacho chips. I also use this as a cheese sauce on cooked veggies. This is also a great addition to "homemade gift baskets"<br /> <br />Editors Note: The Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences provided this information: We do not recommend canning dairy items (milk, cheese, butter) for several reasons: 1) there are no safe researched recipes 2) if added as an ingredient to other recipes they may alter the penetration of heat into foods. e.g. we do not recommend adding milk or cream to a safe and tested soup recipe to make it a cream soup. 3) while some cheeses may be borderline acid foods, many processed cheeses may not be. Milk and butter are not acid foods. Thus processes for canning would have to be using a pressure canner. 4) The chemistry of dairy foods is such that it simply doesn't fare well in heat.