We dusted off the jukebox to play the songs that best represent dairy foods and beverages. Our annual State of the Dairy Industry report examines the prospects for all dairy categories. For the cheese category, we’re playing “Let The Good Times Roll,” as sales trends remain strong.
Bold flavors, nutrition labels and snacking occasions are among the watchwords in the cheese industry as 2014 blends into 2015. Cheesemakers are adding spicy peppers, herbs and fruits to their offerings in order to attract younger consumers to the category. Snack-size packages offer convenience for households. And in an effort to be more transparent, cheesemakers are using nutrition labels and on-pack messages to communicate how they are natural, artisan, high-protein or GMO-free.