Global manufacturer of nutritional dairy ingredients, Carbery Group, has launched a new cheese brand for the food ingredient and foodservice sectors in Europe and Asia.
The range will include natural cheddar, ‘Cheese Extra’ – a functional, reduced-fat cheese – speciality cheeses and a new line up of pasta filata, including mozzarella and grilling cheese.
The company says its cheeses have a varied flavour profile and a high level of functionality, such as sliceability, good melting or low browning characteristics, and more. The range also has multiple applications, including pizza, baking, ready meals, sauces, seasonings and snacks.
In 2018, Carbery announced its plans to diversify its cheese portfolio into pasta filata in order to target new markets with its new products and applications, including significant expansion in Asia.
The expansion was underpinned by a €78m investment in a new facility in West Cork, which is now almost complete. The output is set to increase from just over 50,000 tonnes to 64,000 tonnes annually.
CEO of Carbery Group, Jason Hawkins, commented: “We have been implementing a strategy for a number of years now to diversify and grow our products, and therefore our customer base. Our extensive market research has shown us that demand in Asia for dairy products and particularly cheese is set to grow.
“We believe that our heritage and expertise in dairy, combined with our talented team of researchers, food scientists and cheese experts, have culminated in this exceptional cheese brand that we hope will inspire new and existing customers to create market winning products.”
Orlaigh Matthews, marketing manager for cheese, added: “We’re excited to be entering the foodservice market with our Carbery Dairy range of high-quality cheeses. In developing the range, we drew on the creative and practical expertise of our chefs, who collaborate extensively with our customers to ensure the cheeses are suited to professional kitchens.
“Together with our cheesemakers and R&D teams, our chefs have created exciting recipes to satisfy consumer demands around the world. We hope foodservice suppliers enjoy creating delicious dishes for their customers that showcase the very best in Irish grass-fed cheese.”
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