Cheese

US cheese exports are on the rise - and offering a variety of cheese to emerging markets will help increase shipments even more, USDEC director says. ©GettyImages/Magone

Cheese lifts US dairy exports driven by emerging markets

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US cheese exports have risen 30% over the last six months compared to the same period last year, with cheese shipments to Mexico, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East/North Africa increasing by double- to triple-digits in volume sales, according to USDEC.

Five European cheeses that have received protection under the CETA agreement are generic cheeses, the US dairy industry argues. Pic:© Getty Images/JackF

IDFA unhappy over trade agreement terms

By Jim Cornall

The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been provisionally implemented, however, the US dairy industry isn’t impressed with some European cheese names being protected.

Job losses have been announced at two of First Milk's facilities. The Haverfordwest Creamery in Wales produces Pembrokeshire cheddar and cheeses such as Red Leicester and Double Gloucester for the own label retail sector. The Lake District Creamery site produces whey protein products as part of a JV with Fonterra.

First Milk announces job losses

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk announced today that after a review, changes are being made to improve the productivity and efficiency of its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries with the loss of around 30 jobs.

A Finnish vegan cheese is proving successful to the point more products are being planned.

Vegan cheese Vege launches in Finland

By Jim Cornall

ICL Food Specialties and Finnish dairy producer Porlammin Osuusmeijeri have unveiled a cheese substitute, ‘Vege’, which ICL Food Specialties said is designed for flexitarians.