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Cheese – bringing taste and texture to the table

The global consumption of cheese increases every year and growth is predicted to continue. Expansion of the fast food industry combined with changing lifestyles in emerging economies are boosting the global demand.

Europe is still the largest cheese market in the world. France, famous for their multifaceted cheese production, has the highest consumption rate per capita at nearly 27 kilograms yearly. The US is follows closely behind Europe, while the future growth rate is expected to be highest in the Asia Pacific.

But cheese is hardly a new invention. In 1974, Russian explorers found a cheese block in the permafrost of the Siberian tundra that was dated to be at least 2,000 years old – and still said to be an unrivalled delicacy.

Cheese for all occasions

We help our customers to produce cheese for all occasions; from pizza toppings to prepared dishes, gourmet desserts and snacks.

Cow milk is the most common choice for cheese production, although milk from buffalos, goats and sheep are popular as well. Cheese comes in a multitude of textures and flavours, for example:

  • Fresh cheese: Ricotta, Cottage cheese and Mozzarella
  • Soft ripened cheese: Feta, Camembert and Brie
  • Semi hard and hard cheese: Swiss cheese, Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Colby, Muenster, Parmesan, Pecorino and Romano

Tetra Pak offers its expertise about the complete cheese process, from milk intake and pre-treatment through curd making, drainage and forming, to cheese handling.

We can help you succeed with the production of a wide variety of high-quality cheeses, including hard and semi-hard cheese, Cheddar, pasta filata, liquid filled cheese and cottage cheese.

Are you interested in whey powder? The whey collected from cheese production is a valuable raw material as whey products are used in a wide range of food products, such as processed meat, health foods and confectionery.

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