Cheese

Specialty/Gourmet

Parmigiano Reggiano: The Cheese of the Fittest?

The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium is embarking on several new campaigns designed to emphasize product transparency and the nutritional attributes of one of the world's oldest cheeses.

Retailers

Trader Joe’s Latest Podcast Gushes Over Grilled Cheese, Bob Ross’ Wisdom

Episode 36 focuses on all things cheese, including the retailer's upcoming Instagram contest inspired by National Grilled Cheese Day.

Grocers can add variety and quality to any at-home meal with these specialty cheeses

The Dill Pickle Co-Op is on a mission to provide space for all local vendors near its Chicago-based store, including cheesemakers.

Even against a backdrop of soaring grocery sales overall, the cheese category has managed to stand out during the pandemic: According to Statista, natural cheeses garnered a whopping $13 billion in retail sales in 2020 alone.

A number of factors have given cheese sales a boost in 2020; while the category has certainly ridden the coattails of booming grocery sales overall, quality cheeses have a special draw for customers seeking ways to enjoy the quality home-cooked comfort food they love.

From lab-grown meats to good old-fashioned comfort foods, what will be hot in the year ahead.

Total dollar sales of deli cheese up over 12%.

Some shoppers may be foregoing the big meal entirely in favor of small, shareable bites to enjoy with a favorite wine or other seasonal beverage, so retailers have a great opportunity to capitalize on customers looking for convenient appetizers and hors d’oeuvres.

WGB’s annual deep dive into all things fresh with data and insights from IRI.

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