KANSAS CITY — This summer, food entrepreneurs have formed intentional partnerships to debut a host of products. Instead of partnering out of convenience, companies are choosing their collaborators out of a shared mission.

Women-owned companies Renewal Mill and Miyoko’s Creamery found a shared mission in combating climate change through sustainable food innovation.

“What a dream come true to have a partner like Renewal Mill, who is revolutionizing the industry by finding delicious homes for rescued ingredients like our end-of-run butter,” said Jennifer Kaplan, director of sustainability at Miyoko’s Creamery. “We can’t wait for everyone to try our collaborative peanut butter cookie and taste how great doing good can be.”

Other companies have found shared ground by focusing on innovative flavors. Ithaca Hummus and Grillo’s Pickles launched their pickle-flavored hummus, an addition to any summer barbecue, according to the companies.

“We’re always looking to push the boundaries and reinvigorate growth within the hummus category with innovative flavors, while also giving our fans something deliciously bold to snack on,” said Chris Kirby, founder and chief executive officer at Ithaca Hummus. “Grillo’s commitment to using fresh ingredients perfectly aligns with Ithaca’s brand ethos and allows us to continue to provide our fans with an ultimate hummus option that packs intense flavor with every bite — making this collaboration a no-brainer.”

View slideshow of collaborative products.