Dairy, Dairy-Free, and Vegan Cheese Flavors

Dairy, Dairy-Free, and Vegan Cheese Flavors

Capturing authentic cheese flavor in dairy, dairy-free, and plant-based applications is a unique challenge that requires specialized expertise. At Edlong, we use over a century of experience exclusively focused on the taste of dairy and a cultivated library of hundreds of dairy flavors that can be applied in thousands of combinations to offer the perfect solution for your unique application development challenges.

Everything The Taste of Cheese Can Be

With hundreds of cheese flavors in over 40 global profiles that can be applied in thousands of combinations, Edlong provides you with the largest array of flavor options in the world. From Bleu Cheese, Parmesan, and Cheddar to Edam, Panela, and beyond, our cheese flavors can add savory notes and distinct character to dairy, dairy-free, and plant-based applications.

Our authentic-tasting cheese flavors can also be used to replace or reduce dairy commodities in your applications to provide cost savings and improve flavor consistency – all while boosting taste, enhancing mouthfeel, and adding balance.

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Our flavors are available in a variety of forms, even ones that are heat stable and can overcome the most intense processing conditions. Other formats include liquid/oil-soluble, paste, spray dry, powder, emulsions, and more. We also certify flavors to meet your label restrictions such as Organic, Kosher Dairy, Kosher Pareve, Halal, Non-GMO, and Whole Foods Compliant.

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  • Cheddar
  • Bleu
  • Italian
  • Processed

Profiles

Our cheese flavor spectrum is built for any preferred profile – young, aged, mold-ripened and many more – and includes vegan, dairy-free, and region-specific varieties from around the globe.

  • Mold-Ripened

    Blue-veined cheeses and surface-ripened are available in several varieties, ranging from mild to strong with common attributes and a variety of notes including creamy, earthy, fruity, ketone, moldy, mushroom, musty and pungent. Familiar types include Bleu, Danish, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton, Camembert and Brie.

  • Cheddar/Processed

    The largest and most popular Edlong cheese category, Cheddar/Processed profiles can vary widely. Attributes can be aged, brothy, buttery, butyric, creamy, fatty, lipolytic, meaty, proteolytic, salty, sharp, sour and yeasty. Some may have fruity, peanut or smoky notes that add to their complexity.

  • European

    Popular for many different applications, European cheeses can vary in both strength and profile, mild to aged, creamy to sweaty. The Edlong menu includes Asiago, Brie, Camembert, Comte, Feta, Edam, Emmental, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone, Romano. Many feature the creamy, yet sour acidic animal notes you would expect from these regional favorites.

  • Hispanic

    Based on the regional specialty cheeses of Mexico, common attributes can include animal, barny, cowy or goaty notes. Edlong Queso varieties include Adobera, Aňejo, Asadero, Chihuahua, Cotija, Crema, Madurado, Manchego, Nacho, Oaxaca, Panela, Pepper Jack, Queso Crema and Queso Fresco.

  • Analog

    Flavors that deliver authentic cheese profiles, richness and mouthfeel, while masking the off-notes of casein, vegetable oils, phosphates and starches.

  • Vegan

    Dairy-Free flavors that deliver authentic cheese profiles, richness and mouthfeel, while masking the often bitter off-notes of plant-based ingredients. Build base dairy notes and authentic cheese taste with our extensive portfolio of vegan compliant flavors.

With a dedicated and highly skilled team of flavorists, we can offer extensive experience in developing cheese flavors that are superior in taste, appearance, and mouthfeel. Edlong’s expertise in dairy flavors and their building blocks, as well as the latest in cheese technologies, consumer trends, and cultural preferences, fuels our ability to support you by developing exceptional cheese products that meet your specific needs.

Analog Cheese applications

Our R&D and Applications experts are at the ready to help you find the perfect solution, whether it’s a custom formulation or an option from our existing library of hundreds of ready-to-use flavors that can be applied in thousands of combinations. 

Our range of expertise encompasses the globe. No matter the profile your application calls for, Edlong has – or will create – the ideal match.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Solutions that can help with shortening the onset of sweetness; increasing sweetness peak; reducing sweetness linger; and leveraging inherent sugar.

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