Dry dairy ingredients deliver real dairy flavor
Dairy products often benefit from the addition of dairy flavor. Think of a cheese spread amplified with cheddar flavor or a ranch dip receiving a boost of buttermilk flavor.
“We are not a flavor company, but our ingredients significantly impact flavor in our customers’ finished goods every day,” said Denis Neville, chief executive officer, CoreFX Ingredients L.L.C., Chicago. “Our dry cheese and dairy ingredients are made directly from the original cheese or dairy product so the flavor is truly natural.
“We simply dry real fresh cheese and dairy products and minimize carriers. Our gentle drying processes and technologies allow for retention of the original flavor profiles in a concentrated form.”
The clean label dry ingredients are an economical way to boost dairy flavors in price-sensitive products. For example, to deliver bold blue cheese flavor in a Buffalo wing dip it is helpful to add dry blue cheese along with blue cheese crumbles. In other applications, it’s a way to layer in additional flavor. For example, an Italian cheese topping based mostly on Parmesan may benefit from the addition of dry asiago.
“In some instances, dairy manufacturers need to enhance the flavor of their fresh cheese or dairy products, and the best way to do this is to use a dry concentrated form of the original product,” Mr. Neville said. “This allows for a clean label, complementary flavor and functionality, and ease of use.
“We often combine dry dairy ingredients to solve broader requirements for combinations of cheese, dairy, lipids, shelf life and more. From cream to yogurt and everything in between, these ingredients provide dairy functionality, ﬂavor and true-to-dairy labeling in a convenient dry form that are tailored to end use needs.”