France tops list of cheese imports to the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

The UAE imported over 18,000 tonnes of European cheese in 2017, of which French cheese accounted for a total of 2,725 tonnes. The UAE is one of the largest importers of European cheese according to the latest statistics from the European Union (EU), with 18,485 tonnes imported. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait also underscored

Case study: Elle & Vire Professionnel Mascarpone

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jun 2018

Chef Romain Van Durman gives his thoughts after using the Elle & Vire Professionnel Mascarpone to make a classic tiramisu. Ideal for both sweet and savoury preparations, the Elle & Vire Professionnel Mascarpone is a versatile product that saves time, gives the perfect consistency and can have a dish ready in minutes. One of the fastest

Parmigiano Reggiano announces record production and exports

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Apr 2018

As per the financial data announced by the Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano, 2017 was a record year for Parmigiano Reggiano production, which saw a total increase of 5.2% on the previous year. The over 3.65 million wheels of cheese, which is about 147,000 tons, produced in 2017 represent the highest peak in the age-old history

La Petite Maison celebrates the Good France Festival

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Mar 2018

Francophiles can celebrate the rich and diverse flavours of French gastronomy, as La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi showcases a special menu to mark the Good France event on Wednesday, 21 March. La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi will join more than 3,000 restaurants from 152 countries around the world to offer a taste of French cuisine.

Demand for handmade cheese on the rise

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2018

Speaking with Catering News Middle East, Mickael Taillier from The Fine Cheese Co. said the market for handmade cheese has been growing. “We represent all the small cheese makers in England who make partisan cheese with their own hands from the recipe. It is very important for us to be present and be able to

Anchor Food Professionals debuts cream cheese for Middle East

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Oct 2017

Fonterra’s foodservice business, Anchor Food Professionals, has launched a new soft style cream cheese to provide more versatility and convenience for its foodservice customers in the Middle East. The Anchor Food Professionals Soft Style Cream Cheese offers a richer cream cheese flavour, better bake stability and softer texture. Alastair Bruce, general manager, GCC for Anchor

The Powder Room opens in DIFC

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Oct 2017

The Powder Room Wine Bar, based in the Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC, Level 1, has officially opened its doors. The venue offers a cheese and grape night, where guests can enjoy a large selection of cheeses. Cheese boards can be paired with cold cuts and a variety of reds, whites, roses or sparkling

Frico partners with chef on healthy eating programme for schools

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Dutch cheese brand, Frico, is teaming up with Emirati chef and TV personality, Bader Najeeb, to carry out a nationwide campaign in schools with the objective of educating children on the importance of eating a balanced diet. The programme has been piloted in the UAE over the summer, and will be rolled out in schools

World Cheese Awards 2017 opens for entry

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

The World Cheese Awards is open for entry, with producers from across the globe invited to submit their cheese to be judged during the competition’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Dedicated to cheese, the awards will return to London as part of the Taste of London Festive Edition at Tobacco Dock on Friday 17 November. John Farrand,

Nurturing the UAE’s growing cheese culture

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

The UAE chapter of the International Cheese Guild (Guilde Internationale des Fromages) was formally established on 28 February, 2017 in Dubai with the objective of providing a platform to support the inter-related cheese communities in the country. Edwina Salvatori, account director of Sopexa Middle East, was selected as a member of the Guild and explains

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