ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL. — Dairy flavor company Edlong expanded its line of dairy-based natural flavors. New additions include high-intensity cheese and cultured profiles for use in sauces, dressings and dips.

“This is a true collaboration between sensory, applications and R&D to deliver the best of both worlds: reducing or replacing dairy commodities without sacrificing on taste,” said Lourdes Mato, dairy research scientist and project lead for dairy-based natural flavors at Edlong. “By specifically focusing our flavor performance expertise on sauces, dressings and dips, we can customize profiles to achieve truly authentic flavors that artificial intelligence research confirms are predicted to be preferred over real cheese.”

The line features authentic cheese, sour cream and buttermilk profiles. The flavors provide natural labeling advantages, low usage levels and heat stable functionality. They also give customers the option to reduce or replace dairy commodities for cost savings while increasing flavor impact, according to the company.