The foils for processed cheese are made with an FDA approved heatsealable lacquer especially designed to be compatible with modern packaging equipment. These foils can be used for individually packed portions or for large cheese circles. Whether used with the two foil process (shell and lid) or the single sheet process, the foils can provide a hermetic seal for a long shelf life. This foil is available in silver, gold and a wide variety of colors and shades. The foils can also be gravure printed with one to eight colors.