Food ingredients supplier Bluegrass Ingredients has announced the release of nearly 20 new dairy concentrate products, as well as a vegan-friendly cheez option.
According to Bluegrass, dairy and cheese concentrates “are created by treating ingredients with natural enzymes that enhance flavour and texture”. The new concentrates are clean label and certified kosher.
The ingredients include: cheddar cheese ingredient, natural cream flavour, Romano cheese ingredient and Parmesan cheese ingredient. While, the concentrates include: strong cheese cracker concentrate, strong sour cream type concentrate, strong American cheese concentrate, strong cheddar cheese concentrate, strong blue cheese concentrate, American cheese concentrate, Romano cheese concentrate, Parmesan cheese concentrate, blue cheese concentrate and vegan cheez concentrate.
The vegan cheez concentrate consists of nine ingredients: water, coconut oil, salt, modified food starch, yeast extract, natural flavour, lactic acid, xanthan gum and citric acid.
Meanwhile, the company has also introduced butter concentrates, which includes: strong brown butter concentrate, strong butter concentrate, butter concentrate and brown butter concentrate.
Hoyt Huffman, CEO at Bluegrass, said: “Dairy concentrates provide an innovative solution for food brands looking to increase efficiency and predictability in sourcing and manufacturing without sacrificing flavour. Our expanded portfolio of concentrates products offers a wide range of flavours that can be used to create more intense tastes at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional cheese and dairy ingredients.”
Peter Losee, VP of marketing at Bluegrass Ingredients, added: “From Italian dishes to queso dips, we’ve seen concentrates become a go-to ingredient for research and developmnt professionals looking to add more intense cheese flavours without adding more cheese, which can be expensive and impact a product’s health profile. We’re working to stay on the cutting edge of the emerging concentrates market, including offering a vegan cheez formulation.”
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