FrieslandCampina expands its cheese activities with Parrano and Tjiezi

NETHERLANDS - Royal FrieslandCampina, a Dutch multinational dairy cooperative, has taken over activities of Best Cheese Holland, including its brands Parrano and Tjiezi. According to the company, with the acquisition of dairy dipper activities, including Tjiezi, it capitalises on the growing need for dairy snacks in, among others, Europe, Asia and North America. The dippers…

Arla Foods to launch the world’s fastest cream cheese manufacturing process

USA - Arla Foods Ingredients, a global leader in value-added whey solutions, has announced that it will launch one of the world’s fastest cream cheese manufacturing processes at Food Ingredients South America. According to the company, cream cheese-making is a complex procedure that can take up to 20 hours and generates significant amounts of acid…

Kerry company cheese consumer demand shifts towards craft and artisan products

IRELAND - Kerry Taste & Nutrition, a leader in global food ingredients, has reported that its consumer demand in the cheese snack category is shifting towards craft and artisan products that are closely linked to real cheese and simple ingredients. The company said that larger and more established brands are losing market share and shelf…

San Francisco Equity Partners acquires Brazi Bites cheese bread brand

USA - San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP), is a private equity firm focused on expansion-stage of technology companies, has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in frozen, gluten-free cheese-bread brand Brazi Bites. The company reported that the terms of the deal were not disclosed but husband and wife founders Junea Rocha and Cameron…

Ingredion adds new potato starches to cheese portfolio to improve functionality and choice

USA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has added three functional potato starches to its processed cheese ingredient portfolio, giving manufacturers greater functionality and choice. According to the company, the CheeseApp 50, 70 and 80 enable recipe cost savings in processed analogue block cheeses while delivering the appealing…

Bel Group announces plans to build US$87m factory in Quebec

CANADA - The Bel Group, a multinational cheese marketer, has announced that it is going to spend $87mn to build a factory to produce its Mini Babybel cheese snacks in Quebec. According to Food Drink & Franchise, the French cheese marketer said that the plant in Sorel-Tracey, Quebec, will be its first Canadian production facility.…

Glanbia Cheese announces plans to build new mozzarella manufacturing facility

IRELAND - Glanbia Cheese, the Joint Venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, has announced plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland. According to the company, a site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A…

Arla Foods acquires Yeo Valley Diaries to expand milk, butter and cheese market

UK - Arla Foods Limited, an international dairy cooperative, will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited to expand milk, butter, spreads and cheese brands. According to the company, this transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in milk, butter, spreads…

Helene Gunnarson appointed new vice-chairman of Arla Foods

DENMARK - Arla Foods amba board of directors have appointed former chairman of the Swedish Area Council and the Organic Committee, Helene Gunnarson as new vice-chairman of the corporative. She succeeds Jan Toft Norgaard who was appointed new chairman of Arla Foods amba in May. Helene, who has been a farmer since 1997, served as…

Chr. Hansen’s launches a new cheese starter that produces soft cheese

DENMARK - Chr. Hansen A/S, a global bioscience company, has launched a new cheese starter that helps cheesemakers to produce soft cheese that maintains the desired taste and texture. According to the company, this new extension to the DVS SSC series is the latest addition to Chr. Hansen’s soft cheese starter culture range, consists of…