Karoun Dairies started out making cheeses for ethnic markets. Today, the cheesemaker is tapping into mainstream America’s taste for feta, queso fresco, labne and other specialty cheeses and cultured dairy foods.
Bel Brands USA is enjoying double-digit growth with its Mini Babybel brand. It opened a plant last year to meet demand for the little waxed-covered cheeses. President Frederic Nalis (right) talks about the success of the brand and the challenges yet to be overcome.
The U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va., is supporting an ad-hoc coalition of 16 dairy companies and organizations fighting a plan to further restrict U.S. access to the tight Canadian cheese market.