When it comes to cheese trends with staying power for 2018, think all natural, artisanal and organic. Those are the top three cheese-related trends, according to Dairy Foods’ 2018 Cheese Outlook Study. Almost nine out of 10 respondents (89%) selected each of those trends as being “in style” for 2018. Following close behind were specialty cheeses, including flavored cheeses (87%), aged cheeses (85%) and snacking/portion-controlled cheeses (85%).
What’s not so hot within the cheese arena this year? Processed cheese. Two-thirds (66%) of respondents pointed to this cheese food product as being “out of style.” Also losing traction, more than half of respondents said, are raw milk cheeses (62%) and fortified cheeses (51%).