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Haystack, which was founded in 1989, operates its own facility in Longmont, Colorado.  Pic: Getty Images/SB

Stage acquires Haystack Mountain Cheese

By Jim Cornall

Stage, a specialized growth venture fund that invests in technology enabled and consumer products businesses in need of capital and operating expertise, has acquired Haystack Mountain Creamery in Longmont, Colorado.

The World Cheese Awards were set to be in Oviedo in 2020, but the event was postponed due to the global Covid pandemic. However, the city is set to welcome the event in 2021.  Pic: Getty Images/LucVi

World Cheese Awards set to return to Spain

By Jim Cornall

The Guild of Fine Food has announced the World Cheese Awards will be held in the Spanish Principality of Asturias this year, taking place in Oviedo on November 3.

Dairy Dialog 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

Dairy Dialog podcast 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

By Jim Cornall

There are three conversations on this week’s podcast: Richard Troman, senior development and application chef, Kerry Europe and Russia; Jimmy Robinson, owner of Robinson’s Ice Cream; and Moayad Abushokhedim, food scientist and founder of Fooditive.

The standard scope of KDB 3 supply includes a pre-piped and wired skid. Additional options are available for the new KDB 3 skid, providing an optimized process flow control.Pic: GEA

GEA launches KDB 3 dairy centrifuge skid for fresh cheese production

By Jim Cornall

For the production of spreadable and spoonable cheeses such as cream cheese, quark, greek yoghurt and skyr, GEA has added the KDB 3 separator as a new member to its GEA PureCon series, which includes self-cleaning separators, clarifying decanters and...

(Left to right) Dieter Baur, CEO Frischpack Group, Horst Luchtefeld, managing director operations, Volker Husen, commercial manager, and Stefan Welter, managing director Baackes & Heimes. Pic: Frischpack

Frischpack Group investing in the future

By Jim Cornall

The Frischpack Group, comprising Frischpack GmbH in the Bavarian town of Mailling and Baackes & Heimes GmbH in Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is continuing to invest in the future.

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Jon King, COO of Milk Moovement; Evandro Oliveira de Souza, business lead cheese at DSM Food Specialties; and Matt Baldock, business development manager for food packaging at Sealed Air. We also have our weekly look...

Despite economic uncertainty, cheese saw a spike in retail across the globe in 2020.

Solving carbon footprint challenges for cheese

By Jim Cornall

Evandro Oliveira de Souza, business lead cheese at Netherlands-headquartered DSM Food Specialties, talked exclusively to DairyReporter about the challenges cheesemakers face when it comes to sustainability and reducing carbon footprints.

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews, one of which has four guests, and another with two. We spoke with Zelica Carr, CEO of the Ice Cream Alliance; Gastón Paladini, Martín Salinas, Henk Hoogenkamp and Catalina Jones from Moolec Science; and Remi Reguero,...

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Ingredion acquires ingredient company KaTech

By Jim Cornall

Ingredion Incorporated, a global provider of ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry, has acquired KaTech, a privately-held company headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, which provides advanced texture and stabilization solutions to the food...

Belarus was the main exporter of dairy to Russia in 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Russian dairy imports drop by 10%

By Jim Cornall

In January 2021, Russian imports of dairy products were 10% lower compared to their level in 2020 for the same period and practically corresponded to the volume of imports in 2019.

The virtual event takes place from Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25.  Pic: Getty Images/Pat-swan

British Cheese Weekender returns

By Jim Cornall

The British Cheese Weekender returns next month with online classes, cook-alongs, tutored tastings and virtual farm tours.

Since Bel bought it in 2002, Leerdammer sales and earnings have nearly doubled.  Pic: Groupe Bel

Lactalis set to buy Leerdammer cheese from Bel

By Jim Cornall

Bel Group and Lactalis Group said they have begun exclusive negotiations, with Bel Group set to sell Royal Bel Leerdammer NL, Bel Italia, Bel Deutschland, the Leerdammer brand and all related rights plus Bel Shostka Ukraine, to the French dairy giant.

Dairy Dialog 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

Dairy Dialog podcast 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Consider Bardwell Farm co-owner, Angela Miller; Rob Rogers, senior advisor food safety & regulation, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division; and Dr Chris Pillidge, lecturer in food technology at RMIT University...

Arla Foods UK is proposing to close its plant in Trevarrian, Cornwall. Pic: Arla Foods UK

Arla looking to close cheese site in UK

By Jim Cornall

Following a decline in site volumes due to loss of own-label cheese contracts, as well as continued instability in foodservice demand due to the ongoing pandemic, dairy cooperative Arla Foods is proposing to end production at its Trevarrian Creamery in...

Dairy Dialog podcast 123: FrieslandCampina, GoodSport, Warrens

Dairy Dialog podcast 123: FrieslandCampina, GoodSport, Warrens

By Jim Cornall

It’s another three-interview podcast this week, with conversations with Suzanne van den Eshof, global marketing director at FrieslandCampina Ingredients Food & Beverages; GoodSport Nutrition founder and CEO Michelle McBride; and Kevin Quigley, commercial...

The days of counterfeit food and drink products could be numbered, as bioanalysis technology becomes commercially available. Pic: Getty Images/BWFolsom

Research helps cheese producers reduce waste

By Jim Cornall

Cheese could be ripened for months or even years before a problem is discovered, an issue that could cause it to be sold off cheaply as an ingredient for processed cheese.

The Group currently expects pandemic-related restrictions to ease in key regions during 2021. Pic: Glanbia

Glanbia publishes FY 2020 results

By Jim Cornall

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group, has announced its preliminary results for the 2020 financial year ended January 2, 2021.

WMP and SMP accounted for 79% of the quantity traded.

GDT publishes annual report

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade has published its 2020 Annual Report, providing key trading statistics for the year.

ATOM was recently used in a project to reduce salt in cheese snacks.  Pic: Getty Images/metamorworks

Givaudan launches AI tools for product development

By Jim Cornall

Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has announced the launch of its Advanced Tools for Modelling (ATOM), which use artificial intelligence to optimize food and flavor formulation and facilitate co-creation and collaboration with customers.

The cheese products available are Pawlet, Dorset and Rupert. Pic: Consider Bardwell Farm

Consider Bardwell Farm back in business

By Jim Cornall

Consider Bardwell Farm has restarted its Vermont-based cheesemaking operations, with a focus on sustainably producing small batch, aged cow’s milk cheeses.

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