VINTAGE CHEESES UNVEILED
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), Tillamook, OR, has released Tillamook Maker’s Reserve 2013 and 2020 vintages. The first taste of Maker’s Reserve 2013 gives hints of sweet cream and rich buttery brioche, while savory notes of toasted nuts help round out the flavor. The Maker’s Reserve 2020 brings an herbaceous, rich creamy aroma that gives way to notes of woodsy wild mushrooms and crispy dark bread.
MODERN CRACKER PACKAGING
Venus Wafers, Hingham, MA, announced a brand refresh for CäPeachio’s Crackers as well as two new flavors. The brand refresh includes all-new photography of the elegantly simple crackers with new toppings. CäPeachio’s old-world-style crackers are all-natural, vegan, non-GMO and kosher. Ancient Grains features a blend of sesame seeds, chives, minced garlic and onion, while the Classic Goldens offers a round, lightly salty cracker for all occasions.
PACKAGING IS TAMPER EVIDENT
Placon, Madison, WI, has debuted Crystal Seal Cravings product line made with recycled PET material. Tamper evident packaging allows the user to identify whether the package has been tampered with or not. The product line is made from post-con-sumer recycled PET material with a #1 recycle symbol to help meet sus-tainability goals. Crystal-clear PCR EcoStar material offers endless mer-chandising options. Custom printing is available on the cups. Cravings products are perfect for fresh cut fruits, veggies, cold deli and fresh prepared food items.
PASTA SAUCE STARTER DEBUTS
Norseland, Inc., Darien, CT, introduced two new shelf-sta-ble products as part of the Lotito Presto Cacio e Pepe Pasta Sauce Starter line, in Original and Black Truffle. Just add hot pasta water, and it creates a classic Roman dish with a perfectly smooth sauce that customers can prepare in minutes with almost no effort. Available refrigerated and shelf-stable for added convenience.
NEW QUALITY SALUMI
Rovagnati, Vineland, NJ, has launched the Paolo Rovagnati Black Label Line, a range of quality salumi products. Redefining premium deli meat, the line is produced in Italy and sliced in the U.S. Its sleek and distinctive packaging includes sug-gestions detailing the best ways to prepare each cut and individual wine pairing recommendations that ensure consumers are getting a true taste of Italy with each serving. This line is perfect for lunch, aperitivo and dinner.
CHEESES FOR ENTERTAINING
Emmi Roth, Stoughton, WI, has launched Roth Tomato Basil Havarti, Roth French Onion Havarti and Emmi Beer Fondue for consumers seeking unique cheeses. Roth Tomato Basil Havarti pairs zesty basil with air-dried tomatoes, delivering a fresh bite with a crowd-pleasing flavor combi-nation perfect for pasta or pizza night. Roth French Onion Havarti riffs on the classic condiment, French Onion dip, with a cool and herbaceous blend of chives, toasted onion and gar-lic. Emmi Beer Fondue is a unique entertaining option for hosts looking to impress guests without the fuss. The subtle addition of lager beer to Emmi’s heat-and-serve fondue-in-a-box makes for an easy game-day dip.
SOMERDALE ANNOUNCES 2023 PLANS
Somerdale International, UK, recently unveiled its 2023 plans. A further ramping up of its annual St. Patricks Day promotional activity focused on the Claddagh Bó range of quintessential Irish cheese. The range comprises the iconic Original Claddagh Bó Irish Cheddar waxed in the tricolor of the Irish flag, Claddagh Bó Irish Whiskey Cheddar and Claddagh Bó Irish Porter Cheddar. Somerdale’s new improved Cooper’s Hill recipe combines the creamy texture and rounded taste of a traditional British Double Gloucester with the tang of Chives and Onions.
LAKEVIEW FARMS WINS DESIGN AWARD
Lakeview Farms, LLC, Delphos, OH, has won the Designalytics Effectiveness Award for the pack-age re-design of its La Mexicana line. The Designalytics Effectiveness Awards recognize package rede-signs that have been instrumental in driving brand growth. The rooster logo became a focal point of the design. The brand increased the size of the bird, added some vibrant color and placed it at the center of the package. The brand name curved around the logo, and the team experimented with type-faces to capture the spirit of a farm market in Mexico