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A tablespoon of news. A cup of the latest dairy technology insights. A dash of innovation. We hope the dairy flavor insights and information we’ve collected here, from our team and other sources, serve a plateful of knowledge and success.

plant-based consumer demand vegan plate

November 11, 2020

Commodity reduction, Dressings, Sauces, Dips

How To Elevate The Craveability of Plant-Based Non-Vegan Foods

Plant-based foods may be all the rage, but formulators must remember that “plant-based” is not a synonym for “vegan.” There’s no regulation around the term plant-based. In fact, there’s nothing preventing a plant-based food from containing cheese; after all, cheese makes everything taste better. A shift towards plant-based non-vegan foods just might be the perfect […]

commodity reduction for food manufacturing

November 2, 2020

Cheese applications, Commodity reduction, Dairy flavors, Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Uncategorized

More Flavor, Less Cost: Meet 'Cost-In-Use'

The bottom line is, your bottom line is important. Commodity reduction is key to saving on product cost from shipping and storage of ingredients to commodity costs. However, with Mintel reporting that “nearly 75% of consumers use taste as the primary guide in food choice,” it is more important now than ever to ensure that […]

Dairy-based condiments

October 13, 2020

Cheese applications, Cheese flavors, Commodity reduction, Dairy flavors, Dressings, Sauces, Dips

Delivering Dairy Deliciousness Without Dairy Pricing: Dairy-Based Condiments

Trending Concepts in Dairy-Based Condiments Like Dressings, Dips, and Sauces What came first, the Buffalo wing or the blue cheese sauce, the tortilla chip or the queso, the chip or the dip? It’s not important; what matters is that dairy-based condiments add a delicious layer of flavor to their carrier, turning the ordinary into memorable […]

May 30, 2018

Cheese applications, Cheese flavors, Culinary indulgence, Dairy flavors, Dairy-free, Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Snacks & bakery, Vegan

A Sample of Where We’ve Been: Our IFT Roadshow Roundup

We love to share our flavors, and look forward to attending shows where we can show-off the authentic taste of dairy. One of our annual highlights is the upcoming IFT show, our main industry trade show. With more than 20,000 attendees, we not only get to educate lots of people on the importance and versatility […]

April 30, 2018

Cheese flavors, Dairy flavors, Dairy-free, Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Masking & mouthfeel

What Makes a Flavor Authentic?

Flavor is more than taste; it’s texture and mouthfeel. It’s masking bitter off-notes and adding richness. Dairy, in particular, can be a vital component in delivering the complex flavor profiles that create a complete and satisfying culinary experience. That’s why Edlong dairy flavors are important components in helping companies build authentic formulations, especially when ingredients […]

January 29, 2018

Butter flavors, Cheese applications, Cheese flavors, Dairy-free, Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Healthy Reduction, Vegan

It’s Game-On for Healthier Snacking

With today’s consumer focus on health and wellness, traditional nacho cheese dip faces some serious competition at game-day parties and backyard gatherings. Millions of armchair quarterbacks want an alternative to regular, high-fat nacho cheese dip. At the same time, they still have a passion for global pepper-inspired flavors. Edlong’s Applications Lab created a remarkable Cheddar […]

September 28, 2017

Cheese flavors, Cultured flavors, Dairy-free, Desserts, Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Sweet dairy flavors, Vegan

4 Ways To Go Dairy-Free

A sweet treat and sauces … but no dairy The growth in plant-based products extends beyond ice cream, into foods that consumers enjoy all day long. Edlong has responded, and currently more than half of our flavors are dairy-free! Our flavor and applications scientists have been using this extensive selection of dairy-free flavors to craft […]

June 29, 2017

Beverages, Butter flavors, Cheese flavors, Cultured flavors, Dairy-free, Desserts, Dressings, Sauces, Dips, Sweet dairy flavors, Sweet Spot, Vegan

Delivering The Science Behind The Art

It’s the science of delicious, the craft behind the authentic dairy tastes we’re famous for. At IFT this year, we gave each of our visitors tastes of how dairy flavor experts at Edlong balance science and artistry to create authentic dairy profiles. We offered four menu items each a unique and mouthwatering example of how […]