Cheese

Irish dairy continued to perform well in 2021.

Irish dairy exports to UK grow despite covid and Brexit

By Jim Cornall

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) Export Performance and Prospects report 2021/2022 show exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK have remained constant in value at €4.4bn ($5bn), compared to 2020.

Lactalis UK & Ireland revealed its cheese trends for 2022.

Lactalis UK & Ireland reveals 2022 cheese tips

By Jim Cornall

Dairy manufacturer Lactalis UK & Ireland has shared what it says are the key trends cheese manufacturers and retailers need to consider to win big in cheese in 2022.

The Welsh dairy cooperative has increased its turnover by 100% over the past five years. Pic: South Caernarfon Creameries

Welsh dairy company expanding with “Project Dragon”

By Jim Cornall

Processing equipment company Gemak has been awarded the contract for Project Dragon to manufacture, install and commission a whey processing and concentration facility and a cheese C.I.P. plant for South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) as part of its £15m...

The company saw record sales in the US. Pic: Somerdale

Profit grows at Somerdale

By Jim Cornall

Somerdale International Limited, an exporter of British cheese and dairy products, has published its report and accounts for the year ended March 31, 2021.

Dewlay Cheesemakers invested in a new enterprise resource planning system. Pic: Made Smarter

Made Smarter reaches milestone

By Jim Cornall

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped the UK technology adoption program Made Smarter mark its third anniversary by reaching a major milestone.

Kerry research shows taste is the top purchase consideration for more than 60% of global consumers, with protein quality second. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes Protein Mindset report

By Jim Cornall

Taste and nutrition company Kerry said new global research shows most protein consumers are motivated by health and wellness, with 50% of respondents associating protein with “healthy diet” and 46% with “healthy lifestyle.”

Dairy Dialog podcast 160: Defend Our Health, DSM, Milcobel

Dairy Dialog podcast 160: Defend Our Health, DSM, Milcobel

By Jim Cornall

This week on the podcast, we have interviews with Pim van Hee, innovation manager dairy and dairy alternatives, and Eric van den Berg, product application expert phages, at DSM Food Specialties; research analyst at Defend Our Health, Roopa Krithivasan;...

Watch: Anuga – Szega

Watch: Anuga – Szega

By Jim Cornall

Szega Foods, a company from Hungary, introduced a range of plant-based products at Anuga.

Watch: Anuga – Alpenhain

Watch: Anuga – Alpenhain

By Jim Cornall

German dairy company Alpenhain was debuting several new products at the recent Anuga event held in Cologne, Germany.

The company said the product has “an umami and tangy taste profile.

Microalgae-based cheese alternative developed

By Jim Cornall

Sophie's BioNutrients, a food production technology company, together with Ingredion Idea Labs innovation center in Singapore, have collaborated to produce the company’s first microalgae-based cheese alternative from Sophie's BioNutrients'...

Dairy Dialog podcast 157: Bubs, Ornua

Dairy Dialog podcast 157: Bubs, Ornua

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have interviews with Rick Pedersen, president, Ornua Ingredients North America, and Dennis Lin, chairman of Bubs. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland at StoneX.

Ornua's facility in Wisconsin. Pic: Ornua

Ornua acquires US cheese company Whitehall Specialties

By Jim Cornall

Irish dairy cooperative, Ornua, has completed the acquisition of US cheese ingredients business, Whitehall Specialties Inc (WSI) for an undisclosed sum from Mason Wells, a private equity firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

India is the world's largest producer and consumer of milk and dairy products.  Pic: Getty Images/Ram Tekale

Dairy.com enters India through Mr.Milkman acquisition

By Jim Cornall

US dairy technology, services, and intelligence provider, Dairy.com, has made its first investment in India with the acquisition of Mr.Milkman, India's last-mile dairy supply chain SaaS platform.