Cheese

The first meeting of the alliance will be on October 8, 2018 in Madison, Wisc.

Dairy Food Safety Alliance formed in Wisconsin

By Beth Newhart

The Center for Dairy Research (CDR), the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) have come together to form the Dairy Food Safety Alliance to serve the Wisconsin dairy industry.

Local officials and members of partner groups involved with the facility in St. Johns, which will create at least 250 new jobs..

$470m cheese and whey facility coming to St. John’s, Mich.

By Beth Newhart

St. Johns, Michigan, has been selected as the site of a new large-scale cheese and whey facility, Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select) said in a joint announcement.

A variety of new products have been launched over the past month. Pic: ©Getty Images/titoOnz

Product launches: July 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

Our monthly round-up of some of the new products in the dairy and dairy-alternative space this month includes products in the UK, US and Taiwan.

A soft texture cheese was preferred over hard cheeses among many Latin American consumers, Mintel reported. ©GettyImages/CentralITAlliance

'Ample room' for cheese innovation in Latin America, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Latin American consumers are looking for more flavor options when it comes to cheese, representing an untapped market opportunity for manufacturers as just 12% of new cheese introductions in the region between January 2017 and April 2018 were flavored...

Edlong is a global leader in both dairy and non-dairy solutions to meet the growing consumer demand for more options.

Edlong showcases dairy-free range at IFT

By Beth Newhart

Illinois-based Edlong showcased a handful of its 250+ dairy-free flavors at the IFT expo last week, highlighting a national trend in consumer demand for vegan options.

Bega Cheese is buying the Koroit plant from Saputo for A$250m.

Bega Cheese to buy Koroit plant from Saputo

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc., which agreed to sell its Koroit plant in Victoria, Australia, as part of its takeover of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited, has entered into an agreement with Bega Cheese Limited to sell the plant.

Arla Foods UK is warning specialty cheese could be ‘very scarce’ and other dairy products an ‘occasional luxury’ if a London School of Economics report on Brexit scenarios comes to fruition. Pic: Getty Images/Azure-Dragon

Arla foresees post-Brexit dairy problems for UK consumers

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says Brexit could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices, turning everyday staples, like butter, yogurts, cheese and infant formula, into occasional luxuries, and making speciality cheeses ‘very scarce.’