Arla to launch ingredient solution that accelerates cream cheese-making process

By Stephen Daniells

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© Getty Images / vinicef
© Getty Images / vinicef
Arla Foods Ingredients is launching a whey protein ingredient solution to reduce the cream cheese manufacturing process from up to 20 hours to just 30 minutes.

The ingredient is called Nutrilac CH-7694 and will be launched at next week’s Fi South America in São Paulo, Brazil.

The ingredient solution was developed Arla Foods Ingredients’ application center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and produces a cream cheese that delivers “excellent flavor and texture”, said the company in a press release.

It also promises to significantly accelerate the process of making cream cheese, linked to the elimination of the fermentation and separation processes.

“Traditionally, cream cheese-making is a complex procedure that can take up to 20 hours and generates significant amounts of acid whey meaning it is inefficient, expensive and occupies valuable space on the production line,”​ explained the company. Nutrilac CH-7694 can reportedly reduce the cream cheese manufacturing process to just 30 minutes while simultaneously increasing yields. Not only does this dramatically reduce manufacturing times, but it also eradicates acid whey production and requires less investment in machinery.

“Our new high-yield solution is a great way for cream cheese-makers to cut costs and increase profits. It is particularly suitable for dairy companies looking to get into the category for the first time because it requires no extra investment in manufacturing plant. But it also has the potential to revolutionize processes for existing manufacturers of cream cheese,” ​said Aparecido Silveira, Global Marketing Manager for Dairy at Arla Foods Ingredients.

The ingredient is described as “easy to handle and highly versatile”, making it suitable for further processing into products such as cheesecakes and sushi.

Other FiSA highlights

At next week’s Fi South America event, Arla Foods Ingredients will also unveil Nutrilac YO-5088, which is describes as a solution for making high-protein drinking yoghurt with great texture and mouthfeel throughout its shelf life.

According to internal tests, 7.5% protein drinking yoghurt made with the ingredient had significantly more desirable viscosity than a similar product made with a standard milk protein concentrate.

The company will also showcase Nutrilac YO-4575, a low-pH, heat-stable protein ingredient for creating delicious, fresh-tasting, healthy long-life yoghurts for children’s snacking occasions and lunchboxes.

FoodNavigator-LATAM will be in Sao Paulo for Fi South America, so keep an eye out for additional coverage!

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