Great taste is a key contributor to brand loyalty. This underscores the importance of keeping dairy products delicious – also when making recipe changes and cost optimizations.
The world has changed dramatically over the past years due to the macro-economic situation. Disrupted supply chains, inflation pressure and rising costs have challenged producers across industries to get the most out of the raw materials available.
Optimizing productivity need not affect the quality of the consumer experience or compromise on your brand’s commitment to excellence and sustainability. Producers will come a long way by selecting the best cultures and enzymes for their recipe and combining them with the ideal technologies and processes to save on costs and maintain the great quality of final products that their customers expect.
When productivity and sustainability go hand in hand
At Chr. Hansen, we have 149 years of experience working with nature’s own resources as a powerful tool for dairy producers to optimize processes for enhanced efficiency and sustainability. We work together with our customers to improve yield, reduce waste, decrease production time and much more.
The following are concrete examples of how producers of both yogurt and cheese have partnered with Chr. Hansen to maximize productivity, cut costs and get the most out of their milk:
Reducing protein levels in yogurt, combined with the newest culture innovations, can help producers to cut costs. Chr. Hansen’s YoFlex® Premium range consists of high texturing cultures compensating for the loss of texture due to the lower solids. With these unique cultures, it is possible to reduce protein by 0.2% – and in some cases even more.
With the right ingredients and production process, producers can reduce the ratio of solids in their cheese, which can cut costs without compromising on taste and texture. Chr. Hansen’s market-leading low-proteolytic coagulants, such as CHY-MAX®, can improve solids recovery and moisture retention leading to yield increase in cheese, while maintaining the same superior quality.
Reducing maturation time is another lever for improving efficiency. Producers have been able to incorporate ripening cultures, to speed up maturation of cheese, releasing it to the market earlier than scheduled. While natural maturation plays an important role in the development of intense flavor, Chr. Hansen’s ripening solutions are boosting desirable flavor notes naturally, just faster.
Small productivity improvements can have a big impact
Interested in learning more? Our team of technical account managers have the experience and expertise to collaborate with dairy producers all over the world to identify the best culture and enzyme solutions and applying optimal process parameters for existing and new recipe formulations.
Partner with us and experience the difference improved productivity can make. Together we can grow a better world. Naturally.