Tetra Pak Arabia launches its first complete processing line for feta type white cheese products, with a fully automated and integrated solution to ensure the highest standard of food safety and speed to market.
Leveraging more than 45 years of experience in cheese processing, Tetra Pak is launching this best practice line to enable white milk producers and traditional cheese makers to explore opportunities within white cheese. The global cheese market is expected to grow from 28 to 36.5 billion kg with a CAGR of 2.4% by 2030, fresh cheese, including white cheese, represents 30% of total volume growth by 20301. In Saudi Arabia, the current size of cheese market in is approximately 74 million kg and is growing by 3.4%.
“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”, said Joanna Majewska, Business Development Liquid Filled Cheese Line, Tetra Pak.
The complete processing line has been designed to produce a diverse range of white cheese products, utilising 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.