Cheese

Since Bel bought it in 2002, Leerdammer sales and earnings have nearly doubled.  Pic: Groupe Bel

Lactalis set to buy Leerdammer cheese from Bel

By Jim Cornall

Bel Group and Lactalis Group said they have begun exclusive negotiations, with Bel Group set to sell Royal Bel Leerdammer NL, Bel Italia, Bel Deutschland, the Leerdammer brand and all related rights plus Bel Shostka Ukraine, to the French dairy giant.

A range of products can be created from the recycled packaging. Pic: TerraCycle

Cathedral City launches first cheese packaging recycling program in UK

By Jim Cornall

A large proportion of flexible plastic cheese packaging currently ends up in landfills across the UK, but now Cathedral City, a brand owned by Saputo Dairy UK, is working with TerraCycle to recycle flexible cheese packaging through the Cheese Packaging...

The new cultures are designed to boost the yield and resource efficiency of mozzarella cheese production. Pic: Royal DSM

DSM launches new mozzarella cheese cultures

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable Living, has launched its new DelvoCheese CP-500 cultures for boosting the yield and resource efficiency of mozzarella cheese production.

Image: Getty/DianeHemani

France urges consumers to eat more cheese as coronavirus hits sales

By Oliver Morrison

‘How do you govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?’, Charles de Gaulle famously quipped. The country is now facing the challenge of getting more consumers to eat cheese as coronavirus impacts demand.

DSM said the acquisition will strengthen its product portfolio and application know-how and expertise in solutions for semi-hard cheeses such as Gouda and Edam. Pic: DSM

DSM to acquire CSK

By Jim Cornall

Dutch-based Royal DSM has reached agreement with the shareholders of specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment C.V. to acquire 100% interest in the company for about €150m ($166m).

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