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Pack-Age increases shelf life for natural crust cheeses

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Pack-Age increases shelf life for natural crust cheeses

March 16
11:28 2016

MintelCheese2Producers of specialty cheeses, such as Raclette, Comte and Centel, can benefit from increased shelf life and more flexibility in their logistics. Pack-Age is a moisture-permeable cheese membrane which can be used to pack and preserve natural crust cheeses. Compared to traditional paper bags and (micro-perforated) barrier films, the cheese crust quality is maintained for longer, resulting in less cheese waste and creating new exporting opportunities.

The specific permeability of Pack-Age prevents sticky or slimy cheese surfaces, off-flavors and off-taste throughout shelf life. The crust is one of the main characteristics consumers value in natural crust cheeses and its appearance influences consumer preference. Maintaining crust quality, as well as organoleptic properties, extends the shelf life of these cheeses. With Pack-Age, an extension of 3 to 6 weeks can be achieved depending on the cheese type.

Increased shelf-life opens up markets outside Europe, such as the U.S., where the demand for these specialty cheeses is rising. Not only companies that are exporting cheese benefit from the extended shelf life and improved crust quality, also retailers can keep the cheese for longer on their supermarket shelves. Furthermore, seasonal cheese producers (e.g. Raclette cheese producers) benefit as they can add more flexibility in their production because they can keep their cheese for longer on stock.

Pack-Age is a clean-label solution that improves crust quality and avoids unwanted growth of micro-organisms on the cheese. The moisture-permeability membrane properties limit cheese weight loss during the maturation process as well as during stock management and transport, while maintaining organoleptic properties and crust quality. Pack-Age contributes to a more sustainable cheese production in which less cheese is wasted and specialty cheese becomes available for more consumers all over the world.

Pack-Age is a patented technology.

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