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Is Colby Jack Vegetarian?

Colby Jack cheese is not considered purely vegetarian. Traditional Colby Jack cheese is made using rennet, an enzyme that is derived from the lining of a calf's stomach. The use of rennet helps thicken the milk and create the characteristic texture of this cheese.

However, some varieties of Colby Jack cheese are made with microbial or vegetable rennet, making them suitable for vegetarians. If you follow a vegetarian diet, look for labels indicating that the cheese is made with non-animal rennet or opt for certified vegetarian cheeses.

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