Cheese

The new factory is now one of the largest Italian dairy factories in the UAE. Pic: Getty Images/acqua_tranquilla

Italian Dairy Products expands UAE cheese factory

By Jim Cornall

The Italian Dairy Products factory, headquartered at Sharjah Food Park, in the United Arab Emirates, has doubled the total size of its factory to 26,000 square-feet, with an eye on expansion in the UAE and Gulf markets.

The new Ricotta system allows some types of mature cheese to be spreadable. Pic: Hommak

Hommak develops new Ricotta system

By Jim Cornall

A new Ricotta system is the latest innovative solution designed by Turkish processing equipment manufacturer Hommak.

Antica Luna is supplying cheeses to the food service industry, including hotels and restaurants in Bangkok. Pic: ©Getty Images/Kinwun

One town boasts two artisanal cheesemakers, though locals couldn’t give a hoot

Who said there’s no decent cheese in Thailand?

By Richard Whitehead

Thailand isn’t well regarded for dairy consumption, never mind production, so it might be surprising that a small city in the country’s heartland is building a reputation for its cheesemaking.

At the beginning of 2019 customs duties on dairy products will be reduced by about 40%. Pic: ©Getty Images/Armastas

Dairy market reform agreement signed in Israel

By Jim Cornall

Israel’s Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, the Israel Farmers Association, and the Association of Cattle Breeders signed a reform agreement on the dairy market on October 29.

Fonterra's cheese plant at Stanhope is set to double in size following the company's announcement of investments at several of its facilities in Australia.

Fonterra investing A$165m in Australian operations

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Australia is matching its push to secure additional milk volumes with more than A$165m (US$133m) in capital expenditure in this financial year at key sites in Victoria and Tasmania in a move to increase capacity and meet unique demand opportunities...

Pizza has become global - but cheese making is still difficult in some areas

KMC eyes Middle Eastern promise for imitation cheese ingredients

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Starch specialist KMC says it has developed two new starches for imitation cheese to cut costs and bring hard cheese alternatives to parts of the world where dairy ingredients may be difficult to handle or source, including the Middle East and North Africa.

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