Emmi Roth USA, Fitchburg, Wis., said it added chevre, an earthy, fresh goat cheese, to its Roth brand. The company’s nationwide debut of chevre includes both plain and seasonal flavors in a variety of retail and foodservice formats.

“With the introduction of chevre, we’re expanding our capabilities to meet market demand for a versatile, flavorful cheese with a variety of uses,” said Heather Engwall, vice president of marketing for Emmi Roth. “As goat cheese grows in popularity with consumers, we are committed to offering our retail and foodservice partners access to several formats of goat cheese to fit their customers’ needs.”

Emmi Roth said that according to data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI, goat cheese volume sales have gained over each of the past five years. In addition, both Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Datassential MenuTrends report that goat cheese is the fastest-growing category within cheese varieties and can be found on 24.3% of operator menus, an increase of 14% since 2014.

Roth chevre is available in several flavors, including Classic chevre, as well as Honey, Peppercorn, Garlic & Herb, Rolled Cranberry and Wild Blueberry. It is available at retail in several forms, including 8-ounce and 4-ounce logs, 4-ounce crumble cups and 1-ounce medallions for grab-and-go applications. Foodservice formats include bulk 10.5-ounce logs and crumbles ranging from 2-pound cups to 20-pound pails, Emmi Roth said.