Cheese Flavors

Tangy Bleu. Zesty Parmesan. Nutty Emmental. Mild Panela. Even dairy-based varieties. Nobody captures authentic cheese flavor better than Edlong.

We offer more than 200 cheese flavors in more than 40 global profiles, from fresh to aged, with the widest range of profiles available including vegan, dairy-free and region-specific varieties from Europe and Latin America. Each of our flavors delivers authentic taste and meets the precise level of intensity you require. You can easily find the authentic natural cheese profile you’re looking for in our Edlong® DairyLink database or contact us to create the formulation you require for your dip, dressing, sauce, seasoning, snack or other application.

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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.

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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

Here are some things to think about in determining your needs.

Describing a preferred or targeted flavor profile requires an understanding of the primary flavor attributes as well as secondary and functional features. Edlong has created a set of unique tools to provide you with the language necessary to best describe the optimum taste profile for your innovations. Our Cheddar Flavor Wheel is a valuable resource to help you describe the desired taste profile in specific detail, and accelerate innovation by selecting the right flavor samples for your product development. Contact us and we’ll help you achieve the perfect taste from among our broad range of complex profiles.

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