Tetra Pak has launched its first complete processing line for feta type white cheese products. The line is a fully automated and integrated solution to produce a wide range of products. This story was first published in Food & Drink Business May/June 2020.
Business development Liquid Filled Cheese Line Joanna Majewska says the best practice line will let white milk producers and traditional cheese makers explore opportunities within white cheese while ensuring the highest standard of food safety and speed to market.
According to Tetra Pak, the global cheese market is expected to grow from 28 to 36.5 billion kilograms with a CAGR of 2.4 per cent by 2030. Fresh cheese, including white cheese, represents 30 per cent of total volume growth by 2030.
Majewska says: “We wanted to make cheese production as straightforward as possible and enable customers to discover new opportunities in white cheese.
“Using a closed and fully automated line solution, without manual contact with the product, we are making it easier for customers to achieve profitability, high efficiency and minimise loss. Plus, the product is food safe and ready for consumption straight after being packaged.”
The complete processing line uses proven technologies, such as ultrafiltration and high shear mixing, to facilitate customer exploration of a new market segment and increase current production capacity.
The processing line works for both BAF (Bacteriological Acidified Feta) and GDL (Glucone Delta Lactone) using a hygienic and safe process to ensure long product shelf life, Majewska said.