Stilton, the king of cheese, returns
Deep in the heart of Britain's midlands, the only seven dairies in
the world licenced to make Stilton blue cheese have had their work
cut out this year to meet a surge in consumer demand.
Asda makes British cheese pledge to Dairy Crest
Britain's second biggest supermarket, Asda Wal-Mart, has attempted
to head off supply chain complaints by signing a two-year deal to
buy cheese from a Dairy Crest plant in northern England.
Dairylea: the cheese with more salt than the sea
Some children's cheese brands contain more salt per 100g than the
Atlantic Ocean, says a UK campaigns group study, piling more
pressure on manufacturers to slash the salt.
Soluble fibre could boost cheese making
Adding soluble fibres, guar gum and pectin, to skimmed milk could
speed up the coagulation time, improving cost efficiency, and
impart nutritional benefits, say Irish researchers.
Bright future for Chinese cheese
China's biggest domestic cheese producer, Bright Dairy, has
invested in a new production line for sliced cheese to increase its
profits from this growing, niche market.
Arla re-starts cheese production for Middle East
Arla Foods has re-started cheese production for the Middle East
dairy market, but warned the move did not represent significant
progress in beating the boycott there.
Arla signs speciality cheese deal
Arla Foods has bought up speciality cheesemaker Tholstrup in its
native Denmark, as the group looks to expand its cheese export
business amid rising competition.
Stanol-containing cheese could help reduce cholesterol
A stanol-enriched cheese could help lower cholesterol levels by
over five per cent, says a new study by Raisio and Valio, as the
Finish companies look to put science behind the growing range of
EU artisan cheese makers push their products
A Euro-Mediterranean network for the protection, promotion and
territorial development of Mediterranean artisan cheeses is
bringing together diverse regions of Spain, Italy and France.
Lactalis lured by Czech cheese growth
French dairy giant Lactalis has enhanced its position in the
growing cheese market of the Czech Republic by signing a deal to
buy local firm Promil.
DSM launches new 'reliable' cheese ripening enzyme
DSM Food Specialties has introduced a new cheese ripening enzyme
that it claims accelerates flavor development while also
eliminating the bitter off-taste often formed during cheese
Blue cheese dodges FSA salt slashing plan
Wrangling between the UK dairy industry and the country's food
watchdog is set to continue over salt slashing targets, after both
failed to reach an agreement to cut salt in blue cheese.
Dairy Crest fined after mice get its cheese
UK processor Dairy Crest has been fined £17,000 after food hygiene
authorities found mouse droppings on bottles of milk and packs of
cheese at one of its distribution depots.
National Foods seeks growth in specialty cheese with Lactos deal
Australian dairy group National Foods has signed an agreement to
buy the specialty cheese maker Lactos from France's Bongrain.
Dairy Crest launches first blended cheese brand
Britain's blended cheese sector has seen a flutter of activity from
big dairy processors this January as they attempt to lure consumers
increasingly willing to trade up for their dairy.