Anyone fortunate enough to travel in early June to the nation's capital for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's (IDDBA) seminar and expo, Dairy-Deli-Bake 2004, was likely impressed by the number of new products being introduced by cheesemakers across the country. Here's a sampling.
According to a taste test conducted by the company prior to introducing the new flavor, 95% of tasters said that the product met or exceeded their expectations. Furthermore, nine out of 10 consumers who tasted Alouette Cilantro Lime said they would definitely/probably buy it.
BelGioioso is truly one of the United States' most innovative cheese companies. This family-owned Italian cheese-making family that came to the United States in 1979 introduces new award-winning Italian cheeses on a regular basis.
"Developing unique, artisan cheeses is a point of great pride for BelGioioso Cheese," says Errico Auricchio, president.
The company also recently introduced Ricotta con Latta, which is an ingredient cheese with a 73% moisture content. It has the creamy, curd-like texture one expects with ricotta, along with a hint of sweetness.