Dairy & Deli
As cheeses, meats, yogurt and other dairy and deli packaged and prepared items earn more acclaim and consumer dollars across the country, keep up on the latest innovators and award-winners in specialty dairy and deli, and discover the specialty shops helping—and leading—these movements.
Dairy and Deli Categories Purchased by Age
Yogurt & Kefir
Consumer purchases of cheese remain fairly steady for all age groups. The same is true for yogurt and kefir, though sales drop off in among shoppers aged 55+. Prepared foods are most popular among consumers ages 18-44.
Dairy And Deli News
Jack's Gourmet is a company producing handcrafted deli meats and sausages.
The Greek yogurt boom in New York is being harnessed to make electricity.
For petite cheese shops, creating a niche can offer an edge in competing with larger retailers. Three purveyors share their experience keeping a tight focus, a handpicked selection and a loyal customer base.
Despite the challenges of isolation and creeping competition, Fromagio’s Artisan Cheese—a first for Alaska—has uncovered a lively community of cheese lovers in Anchorage, thanks to the food-loving, business-savvy woman behind the operation.
Dairy And Deli Trends
In the last decade, especially after the 100 Mile Diet, British Columbia has been getting cheesier and cheesier with a growing number of small artisanal and farmhouse operations.
Barinaga Ranch, Marshall, Calif., is one of the several dozen farms and creameries that have made Marin County and its neighbor, Sonoma County, the epicenter of California’s lively artisanal cheese movement.
Managing Dairy And Deli
After a ten-year career in product management and marketing in New York, Tasia Malakasis enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America, but it was a trip to Dean & Deluca that changed her life. There she discovered Belle Chevre goat cheese, made in her hometown ...
From a store featuring local tap water (yes, really) to new outposts launched by specialty veterans, a wide range of gourmet markets and small, niche shops are worth checking out. Here is a sampling of some of the standout retailers and producers that warrant a ...
Prepared Food Recipes (With Ingredient Cost Sheets)
This savory strudel marries the full flavor of sheep’s cheese from the Pyrenees with sauteed mushrooms and leeks.
This cream puff dessert will appeal to sophisticated customers who appreciate England’s famous Stilton blue cheese along with a garnish of dried cherries in port wine.
Category Flavor Trends
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Montchevré Natural Goat Cheese