Long known for its expertise in cheese production, international dairy, nutrition and flavour expert Carbery Group is launching Carbery Dairy, a new cheese brand, specifically for the ingredients and food service markets in Europe and Asia. The range includes natural cheddar, ‘Cheese Extra’ – functional reduced fat cheese, speciality cheeses and a new range of pasta filata, including mozzarella and grilling cheese. These versatile cheeses are suitable for a wide range of applications including pizza, baking, ready meals, sauces, seasonings and snacks. The range offers varied flavour profiles and a high level of functionality such as excellent stretch, sliceability, good melting or low browning characteristics, among others.
In 2018, the farmer-owned co-operative announced its intention to diversify its cheese product range into pasta filata and target new markets with new products and applications, including expanding significantly in Asia. The ambitious expansion, underpinned by a €78m investment in a brand new state of the art facility in West Cork, is now almost complete, with output set to increase from just over 50,000 tonnes per annum to 64,000 tonnes.
CEO of Carbery Group Jason Hawkins commented: “We have been implementing a strategy for a number of years now to diversify and grow our products, and therefore our customer base. Our extensive market research has shown us that demand in Asia for dairy products and particularly cheese is set to grow. We believe that our heritage and expertise in dairy, combined with our talented team of researchers, food scientists and cheese experts, have culminated in this exceptional cheese brand that we hope will inspire new and existing customers to create market-winning products.”