Consumers are demanding more from their dairy product favorites—as in more clean labels, value-added ingredients, portability and sugar reduction. It’s fascinating then, to see these themes play out across leading categories of cheese, cultured products, ice cream and milk.
As consumers continue to seek out food with clean ingredients, protein on the go, freshness and convenience, cheese is the answer to many of those needs. Last year saw cheese processors double down on portable snack offerings—from cheese bites to snack packs. Hybrid options (think cheese paired with lunch meats, nuts, fruit and pretzels) are popping up everywhere. Portion control and portability are the keys.