Mozzarella Cheese is a dairy product derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. The yellow to red color of many kinds of cheese, such as Red Leicester, is produced by adding annatto. Other ingredients may be added to some cheeses, such as black pepper, garlic, chives, or cranberries. Mozzarella Cheese is more compact and has a longer shelf life than milk. The long storage life of some cheeses, especially when encased in a protective rind, allows selling when markets are favorable. The nutritional value of cheese varies widely.