By Kate McAdam

Food / Blog - 9 months ago

How to avoid color defects in cheese

From the appearance to the flavor profile, enjoying cheese is a wonderful sensory experience. As such, manufacturers work hard to meet the flavor, texture and visual expectations of customers, but visual defects can detract from the premium image of cheese. Though visual defects such as pinking are...

Food / Blog - 9 months ago

Norseland Inc. introduces single-serve flavored Cheese Fusions snack

Cheese Fusions, produced by Norseland Inc., Darien, Conn., is a new flavored cheese snack sold in individual pouches. The cheese comes in four flavor varieties, including sour cream and onion Monterey Jack; bold buffalo Monterey Jack and smoked chipotle Cheddar. The chipotle Cheddar flavor contains...

Food / Blog - 9 months ago

Sales of natural cheese shreds and slices top rest

Sales indicate that consumers continue to prefer natural over processed cheese, with slices, shreds and cubes sales getting a boost. In the processed cheese category, cheese spreads/balls was the only segment with positive sales numbers. The natural cheese category saw dollar sales increase 0.8% to...

Food / Blog - 9 months ago

New dairy products: Alouette Cheese dips

Just in time to celebrate National Chip and Dip Day (March 23), Alouette Cheese, New Holland, Pa., launched cheese dips in three varieties: onion medley, cucumber ranch and Mediterranean vegetable. The dips are made with soft cheese, Grade A milk, vegetables and herbs. The cucumber ranch flavor con...

Food / Blog - 10 months ago

A Sartori product is named the best cheese in the United States

Press release from the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Last night in Green Bay, Wis., Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano was named the best cheese in United States of America, leading a pack of Wisconsin cheeses that dominated the top places in the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

Food / Blog - 10 months ago

A keynote on the ‘new consumer mind’ kicks off cheese expo

Nearly 2,000 cheese industry leaders, suppliers and cheese manufacturers will gather in Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference (WCIC) to share information about the latest in cheese technology, new products and issues affecting the cheese, butter and whey industries. Held bienn...

Food / Blog - 10 months ago

Inside Arla’s cheese plant: the largest Havarti producer in U.S.

To see how White Clover Dairy grew up to become Arla Foods, it helps to look at a series of aerial photos hung in the entrance hallway to this cheese plant in Hollandtown, Wis. In the first image there is a farmhouse near the original plant. Later images show how expansions to the plant crept close...

Food / Blog - 10 months ago

Spicy flavors, snacking options dominate new cheese innovations

Consumers, especially the millennial generation, are eating cheese more than ever. Cheese consumption continues to rise in the United States with the most recent data showing that on average, each American consumes a little over 35 pounds of cheese each year – an all-time high, according to the U.S...

Food / Blog - 10 months ago

Arla Foods aims for the cheese aisle

The European dairy cooperative Arla Foods amba has set its sights on the United States. The strategic plan of this co-op based in Denmark states that the goal is to “excel in eight dairy categories; focus on six geographical regions and win as one united and efficient Arla.” By 2020, the co-op sees...

Food / Blog - 11 months ago

Dutch Farms introduces Parmesan, Asiago cheese shreds in cups

Chicago-based Dutch Farms introduced new shredded Parmesan, shredded Asiago and grated Parmesan cheeses in 5-ounce cups. The Parmesan contains 110 calories, 8 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein per 1/4-cup serving. The cheeses are sold throughout the Chicago area for a suggested retail price of $2...

Food / Blog - 11 months ago

New dairy products: Sonoma Creamery introduces Cheddar Crisps

Sonoma Creamery, Sonoma, Calif., launches Cheddar Crisps in four flavor varieties, including bacon Cheddar crisps, Cheddar crisps and Parmesan crisps. The lactose-free baked snack is made with Cheddar cheese and uncured bacon (for the bacon variety), and baked with gluten-free organic brown rice an...