Buttery, creamy and satisfyingly delicious, cheese can make almost any dish or meal better. Subtle or powerful, cheese flavors add character even to dairy-free, kosher pareve and vegan applications.

Cheese flavors let you reduce commodity cheese while adding depth and intrigue to dips, sauces, soups, sides and main dishes. They are perfect for masking the sometimes bitter off-notes of plant proteins in vegan cheese formulations and bringing back authentic dairy notes in dairy-free applications. With Edlong, you can recreate the authentic taste of cheese in any application. For example, Gouda and Cheddar work particularly well in Analog Cheese applications like our Gouda Pancake Bites. These innovative bite-sized snacks boast an indulgent filling that bursts with authentic flavor, yet uses 50% less cheese.

Edlong flavors excel in a variety of cheese applications, including:

  • Vegan Cheeses
  • Analog Cheeses
  • Reduced Fat Cheeses
  • Cheese-based Dips, Sauces, Soups, Sides and Main Dishes
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Why choose Edlong? When speed to market is important, when there are time constraints, or when we need a dairy flavor to impart a specific note.
Application Developer

Working on any cheese applications? Consider using the following cheese flavor profiles in your product development:

  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar
  • European Cheese Flavor Collection, including Camembert, Edam, Feta, Goat, Gouda and more
  • Hispanic Cheese Flavor Collection, including Panela, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Manchego, Cotija and more

Want to search for flavors and request a sample? Log into the Edlong® DairyLink database. If you need additional help, please contact us.

The Science of Authenticity

Learn how Edlong's flavors are used to create a savory analog dairy-free cheese

Authentic Flavors for Every Food Application

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These flavors do not contain any known allergens. **Disclaimer- non-allergen statements will vary due to country specific regulations. Check with regulatory for country specific allergen details.

Functional; These flavors offer variations for the onset and building of the flavor impact

These flavors contain no dairy, are Kosher Pareve and are suitable for plant-based dairy alternative products

Functional; These flavors are stable under higher temperatures throughout processing

Functional; These flavors provide masking properties to alleviate bitterness and off-notes

Functional; These flavors provide richness and mouthfeel to positively impact taste profiles

These flavors satisfy consumer desire for ‘No Artificial Flavors’

These flavors do not contain any added genetically modified sourced ingredient

These flavors are Organic compliant and are suitable for any organic application

Functional; These flavors provide performance improvement for healthy reduction and commodity replacement

These flavors contain no animal, dairy, egg or honey products and are suitable for vegan applications

These flavors meet vegetarian requirements and contain no animal products except dairy derived ingredients


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