DAIRY FLAVOR IS MORE THAN TASTE. IT’S TEXTURE AND MOUTHFEEL. IT’S MASKING BITTER OFF-NOTES AND ADDING RICHNESS. SOMETIMES IT’S EVEN DAIRY-FREE.
Dairy, in particular, can be a vital component in delivering the complex flavor profiles that create a complete and satisfying culinary experience. That is why using dairy or dairy-free flavors as important components can help companies build authentic dairy taste formulations, especially when ingredients might otherwise be too expensive or too difficult to process. This is where using a flavor company can help you excel — food manufacturers can partner with flavor companies to work collaboratively to find or develop flavors that allow them to deliver the taste experience that consumers want, affordably and easily.
The Authentic Dairy Taste Challenge
Many times, food product developers struggle to replicate Gold Standard recipes in formulations that are both reliable and cost-effective. This can be especially challenging when reproducing the taste and texture of real dairy. While dairy flavors may only be a small part of a formula—often 1% or less—they make a big impact on the final result. Flavor companies can help product developers when they need to reduce costs and achieve formula stability. Edlong flavors maintain or even enhance the satisfying taste experience that entices consumers to buy and enjoy a product again and again. Our dairy profiles cover an extraordinarily large spectrum of tastes and textures from sweet and savory to creamy and buttery or even indulgent and decadent – the possibilities are truly endless.
Seasoned By Dairy
Edlong helps food product developers create premium flavors that satisfy sophisticated consumer palates around the world, at a fraction of the cost-in-use of the commodity dairy products they replace. That’s because flavorists are experts not only in the complexities of dairy, but also in working with raw materials to create specific, authentic flavor profiles. They do so with an unwavering attention to detail and often, without using any dairy at all. Achieving the authentic and distinctive taste of premium dairy, even in non-dairy or vegan applications and with the use of dairy-free dairy flavors, is an exciting way to see everything dairy can be for a product – even for a plant-based or vegan one.
For example, the Edlong European Cheese Flavor Collection delivers authentic, sophisticated taste at a fraction of the cost of artisanal cheese. Designed to appeal to consumers who desire authentic global profiles, the European Cheese Flavor Collection includes Brie, Camembert, Edam, Feta, Goat, Gorgonzola, Gouda and more. You’ll find the flavors in this collection are ideal for a wide variety of dishes and applications.
One example is our Savory Kale and Artichoke Dip. This modern, vegan interpretation of a classic starter features an artful combination of natural Gruyere and Emmental cheese flavors. Another mouthwatering example of authentic dairy flavors is in our Pimento Cheese Snack. This deconstructed version of a Southern favorite features a sharp Vermont Cheddar flavor to help deliver a delectable combination of cheesy, crunchy and savory.
Edlong has been satisfying global tastes for more than one hundred years with flavors that go beyond taste. When our customers ask, “What makes Edlong flavors so authentic?” We’re proud to answer that authenticity comes not only from capturing the essence of flavor but from a mission to deliver on everything dairy can be.
Ready to discover everything authentic dairy taste can be for your product? Reach out today to collaborate with our R&D and Applications experts or read more on this topic in our Dairy Can Be Indulgent e-book!
Topics: Cheese applicationsCheese flavorsCulinary indulgenceDairy flavorsDairy-freeHealthy ReductionMasking & mouthfeelPlant-Based
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