Cheese

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

By Jim Cornall

We have conversations with Oscar Zollman Thomas, Formo’s lead researcher; Sumathi Manjunath, digital infrastructure & sustainability director at Danone Specialized Nutrition; and PACCOR CEO, Andreas Schuette.

TM-Ply webs are suitable for a range of vacuum or MAP packaging applications including refrigeration, freezing, pasteurization, and cooking. Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air makes thermoformable webs recycle-ready

By Jim Cornall

Sealed Air has evolved its range of thermoformable food packaging webs and made them recycle-ready as it moves toward creating 100% recyclable or reusable packaging solutions.

The new film is suitable for a range of applications across food, beverage, grocery retail, quick service restaurant, and stadium foodservice. Pic: Sidaplax

Sidaplax produces PHA home compostable packaging film

By Jim Cornall

EarthFirst Films by Sidaplax, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announces the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) home-compostable packaging film.

Ronin said existing management and the acquired companies’ founders will retain a significant stake in the new group. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

Ronin Equity Partners acquires three specialty US cheese companies

By Jim Cornall

US based Ronin Equity Partners has acquired three specialty cheese companies: Red Apple Cheese, which produces smoked, flavored, and kosher specialty cheeses; Barron County Cheese, a smoker and co-packer for the specialty cheese industry; and Cheese Brothers,...

Maxum Foods said the arrival of some warmer weather (it will never last, at least in the UK) means EU milk output is expected to grow a little faster.

Maxum Foods looks at June dairy markets

By Jim Cornall

In its monthly update on the global dairy commodity markets, Maxum Foods said global market fundamentals remain mostly supportive of prices, as milk production in the northern hemisphere goes through its peak, while the improving Covid situation allows...

La Fresca Margarita, produced by Feltham’s Farm, was named the Best British cheese.

Spanish-inspired cheese wins at Virtual Cheese Awards

By Jim Cornall

The second year of the Virtual Cheese Awards in association with Food and Drink Wales ended with La Fresca Margarita, a fresh young cow’s milk cheese produced by Feltham’s Farm named the Best British cheese.

A rendering of the new Great Lakes Cheese facility in Abilene, Texas. Pic: Great Lakes Cheese

Great Lakes Cheese breaks ground on $184.5m Texas cheese plant

By Jim Cornall

Great Lakes Cheese (GLC) and the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) have marked the official groundbreaking of a 286,500 square foot cheese packaging and distribution plant that is expected to employ 500 people in Abilene, Texas.

Bel’s board of directors has declared itself in favor of the move towards separate governance as of 2022.  Pic: Groupe Bel

Changes in governance at Bel Group

By Jim Cornall

French dairy company the Bel Group has announced its intention to move towards a form of governance that separates the functions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, which should lead Antoine Fiévet and the nomination committee...

The charity said it has a fundamental concern for how the development will add to what it called “the perilous state of Ireland’s carbon and pollution footprint.

An Taisce to appeal High Court decision on Irish cheese factory

By Jim Cornall

An Taisce, the Irish National Trust, said it intends to seek leave to appeal the recent decision of the Irish High Court dismissing its challenge against the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the development of a cheese processing...

The new GEA OptiSlicer 6000. Pic: GEA

GEA debuts OptiSlicer 6000 for cheese products

By Jim Cornall

GEA has launched the new GEA OptiSlicer 6000, which includes a range of technological advancements to slice cheese products more efficiently, resulting in: higher productivity, less downtime, easier maintenance, the lowest possible total cost of operation...

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...