Frigo Low moisture part skim mozzarella cheese, sold at Costco, is free from animal sources. Saputo is the company who produces Frigo cheese. They replied promptly, unlike many other companies their response was concise and precise. Below is the response received from Saputo;

Thank you for contacting Saputo Cheese USA Inc.!

All of our domestic products contain bovine milk and microbial (non-animal sourced) rennet with the exception of Ricotta Cheese. This is considered a “rennet less” cheese.  Some of our products do contain lipase which is animal sourced (calf, kid or lamb). Lipase is usually found in our more intensely flavored cheeses. The following products do not contain lipase: Baby Swiss, Blue Cheese, Cheddar, Colby, Colby-Jack, Edam, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Lorraineâ, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Muenster, Parmesan, Ricotta, String Cheese and Swiss.

Saputo Cheese USA produces: Frigoâ, Frigoâ Cheese Headsâ, Lorraineâ, Schneiderâ, Stellaâ, Treasure Caveâ, or Dragoneâ, Saputoâ, Altoâ, Luganoâ, Black Creek Classicsâ and Falbo Classicsâ Cheese Products.

None of the cheese products produced by Saputo Cheese USA contain alcohol, pork or pork products.

Please note that ingredients or changes in formulations may affect the above information and are subject to change without notice.

If you have any questions please contact us again.

Thank you,


Sherrie Shallow
Quality Assurance Specialist
Corporate Quality Assurance


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1 Comment

  1. Hab says:

    Wow, I guess this is good news.
    Isn’t this sold at Costco? I am glad it is free of animal products.