By Kate McAdam

Food / Blog - 3 months ago

Three key trends shape the specialty and artisan cheese market

Specialty cheese sales are on the rise, noted Rachel Kerr, director of events and public relations for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB), Madison. Wisconsin crafts nearly half, 47%, of the nation’s total specialty cheese. According to WMMB’s custom IRI database, the specialty cheese category gr...

Food / Blog - 3 months ago

Horizon Organic launches new line of cheese snack packs

Horizon Organic, a brand of DanoneWave, Broomfield, Colo., launched of a new line of snacking products. Good & Go snack packs feature cheese paired with nuts, dried fruit or pretzels and are packaged in convenient 1.26-ounce packages. They’re sold in three varieties: cheddar and pretzels; colby...

Food / Blog - 3 months ago

Rojo’s expands its portfolio with a new line of Queso dips

Rojo’s, Buena Park, Calif., expanded its portfolio with a new line of Queso dips. The dips come in two varieties: Salsa Con Queso — sour cream, creamy cotija and cream cheese, mixed with fresh tomatoes, onions and jalapeno peppers; and Queso Blanco — Monterey Jack and cotija cheeses combined with g...

Food / Blog - 4 months ago

Finlandia launches gourmet cheese sticks

Finlandia Cheese, Parsippany, N.J., introduced SnackTime, a high-quality aged and imported cheese stick line. The non-GMO cheese sticks are available in three flavors: Gouda, Cheddar & Gruyere and Gouda & sharp Parmesan.   The snacking cheeses will be available this October with nine sticks...

Food / Blog - 4 months ago

Murray’s Cheese creates a clothbound Cheddar

In 2014, Murray’s Cheese in New York City had an idea for a clothbound Cheddar modeled on classic British versions. And this year, after two years of development, the company launched Murray’s Clothbound Cheddar –  a bright, lemony flavored Cheddar. Created with milk from cows on campus, the cheese...

Food / Blog - 4 months ago

Artisan cheesemakers grow in skill, numbers and prestige

Making cheese predates recorded history, but artisan cheesemaking in the U.S. is a relatively new industry. According to a 2016 American Cheese Society (ACS) report, there are more than 900 artisan, farmstead and specialty cheesemakers operating in the United States. While a few artisan cheesemaker...

Food / Blog - 4 months ago

Schuman Cheese has a passion for Parmesan

Neal Schuman is perhaps the most ardent defender of Parmesan cheese in the United States. Incensed that some cheesemakers were adulterating grated Parm with cellulose, Schuman organized the True Cheese campaign, warning consumers and retailers that all was not right in shelf-stable grated Parmesan...

Food / Blog - 5 months ago

Use of endolysins can yield a safer Hispanic cheese

Hispanic cuisine makes up a large portion of the food market in the United States, and the demand of Hispanic-style cheeses has been rising over the past two decades. Even though Queso Fresco is the most widespread Hispanic-style cheese in the United States, there are many others manufactured acros...

Food / Blog - 5 months ago

Cabot Creamery introduces cracker cut cheese line

Cabot Creamery, Waitsfield, Vt., introduced Cracker Cuts, a new line of naturally-aged cheese that come in pre-cut cracker-size portions and feature a new packaging design. The package has a re-sealable lid to keep the cheese fresh over multiple snacking sessions. It comes in six varieties: Serious...

Food / Blog - 7 months ago

10 new dairy products for snacking, convenience

The snacking and convenience trend is dominating the food industry. Consumers are snacking more and want high-quality protein and options for on-the-go. Dairy processors and food manufacturers are answering the call with a variety of innovations in packaging, flavors and concepts. We’ve gathered so...

Food / Blog - 7 months ago

10 new dairy products for June Dairy Month

It’s National Dairy Month and we are celebrating by highlighting some favorite new products from across the dairy aisles. Simple and clean ingredients and bold flavors are on display with this crop of new dairy products. New milk and butter products Wellman, Iowa-based Kalona Organics, distributor...

Food / Blog - 8 months ago

Rondelé by Président adds 3 new bold spreadable cheese flavors

Three new spreadable cheese flavors of rondelé by Président, part of Lactalis Deli Inc., New York,  are: Thai sweet chili, pineapple-ginger and sea salt and cracked pepper. A two-tablespoon serving of the sea salt flavor contains 70 calories, 7 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of protein. T...

Food / Blog - 8 months ago

Sargento Foods releases Sweet Balanced Breaks cheese snack packs

Sargento Foods, Plymouth, Wis., expanded its line of Balanced Breaks with the release of Sweet Balanced Breaks Snacks. The snack packs combines natural cheese with sweet ingredients like dried fruits and dark chocolate. Sweet Balanced Breaks Snacks come in four varieties:

Food / Blog - 8 months ago

Tillamook launches farm-style cut shredded cheeses

Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook, Ore., introduced a complete reformulation of its shredded cheese products with its new Farmstyle Cut line. The company also added a new Sharp White shredded cheese flavor. The cheeses offer a unique, hand-grated texture that have an ideal melt, stre...