Consumers looking for foods with a clean label and ‘pure’ attributes often choose organic products. California’s Humboldt Creamery, located in prime dairy country, is serving those consumers with fluid products, ice cream and powders.
April 11, 2016
Humboldt County, California, is a great place to operate an organic dairy farm. The mild temperatures and ample annual rainfall allow cows to be in pasture 200 days or more a year. The county is roughly bounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on the east and Pacific Ocean on the west. Warmed by the ocean currents, Eureka (the county seat) enjoys average temperatures ranging from 41 F (in December and January) to 64 F (in August and September).
In March, the Swiss-based multinational food giant Nestlé said it will invest over 25 million euros ($28.1 million) to expand its research and development center in Askeaton, Ireland. The enhanced facility will be located at Nestlé`s existing plant in the city, which produces a range of premium powdered milk-based products for infants, young children and mothers for export to world markets.
A new day of processing and packaging is about to start in your dairy plant. The first shift has arrived and as the employees walk to their stations, they are pleased by the gleaming stainless steel, shiny walls and clean floors they see.
Sure, the Cheddar from the creamery is sharp, and some is even ‘seriously’ sharp. Investments in equipment, employee safety and sustainable manufacturing processes also enhance the reputation of this Northeast dairy processor.
There was absolutely no equipment when Nuestro Queso moved into a shuttered cheesemaking facility in Illinois six years ago. As the company continues to grow, it is still buying processing and packaging machines.