Emerging Markets

FrieslandCampina acquires second US company

By Beth Newhart

The Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a global dairy brand, closes out a busy December with the announcement that it has acquired Best Cheese Corporation USA, importer and vendor of specialty cheeses. It’s the second US company it has picked up this...

Interviews with Arla Foods and International Dispensing Corporation.

Dairy Dialog podcast 15: Arla Foods and IDC

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast takes a look at this week’s acquisition by Arla Foods, as well as US company International Dispensing Corporation's (IDC) hopes of helping the dairy market in Pakistan.

The region has some powerful reasons to attract Chinese companies. Pic: ©Getty Images/PytyCzech

Thailand and Indonesia in particular will take over from 10-year antipodean foray

SE Asia’s perfect storm of factors lures Chinese dairy investment

By Richard Whitehead

Dominating the news headlines twice in one week is not something done often by dairy majors anywhere in the world, never mind Southeast Asia. But Chinese dairy giants have now signaled their intent to set up a major presence in a region ranked the world’s...

The latest research on donkey milk coagulation for cheesemaking by Dr Giuseppe Iannella suggests camel chimosin or plant protease can be used with the right process

Italian researcher solves donkey cheese puzzle

By Jim Cornall

Milk from horses and donkey has long been considered unsuitable for cheese production because, unlike other milk, no curd is formed with the addition of common rennet.