James L Kraft

James L Kraft

James L Kraft was an American cheese merchant who wanted to produce a cheese with better keeping qualities. His pasteurised, emulsified product, Kraft Cheddar was developed in 1915, the process patented in 1916 and in 1917 the first batch of Kraft canned cheese was supplied to the US Armed forces. Kraft’s invention of a cheese that could be stored indefinitely was an advance in technology, but perhaps not in flavour.

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