The Glanbia group is the largest manufacturer of cheddar cheese in the world. As part of that group at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII), we have more than 40 years’ experience developing award-winning cheese for international retail and ingredients markets. A lot of that’s down to the outstanding quality of our milk, produced from grass-fed herds that graze more than 300 days a year at our network of 4,800 fully-owned, independently audited farms.

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Worldwide cheese solutions

With such a longstanding, notable presence in the global cheddar market, we’re able to cater to a vast range of customer requirements, and localised variants in style and taste. Whether we’re working with major customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, North and South America or Asia, we draw on an exhaustive knowledge base and proven track record in innovation and design.

GII’s world-class expertise in food and nutritional systems helps us stay ahead of a dynamic market where clients’ and consumers’ demands quickly evolve. Our cheddar cheese delivers customer-driven maturity, body and flavour profiles for use in table cheddar, processed cheese systems and as a food ingredient.

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Curds and Cagliata

In addition, our range of designer, functional cheese curds offers manufacturers the flexibility to produce innovative and quality processed and natural cheeses without primary processing of milk. Among our curd solutions is Cagliata, which is manufactured from pasteurised whole milk, using rennet as a coagulant and lactic culture for acid development. Characteristics of Cagliata include:

• Excellent functionality
• A soft texture and mild, creamy lactic flavour
• Excellent nutritional value
• Suitability for vegetarian applications

A fresh cheese curd developed for further processing, Cagliata is versatile and prominently used in product applications such as pasta filata-style cheeses (e.g. provolone, kashkaval) and processed cheese.

You can find out more about the end markets we supply into with these ingredients in Our business sectors. For more information about our wide-ranging capabilities in cheese production and worldwide exports, contact us using the form on this site.