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Discover Our Premium Dairy Flavors

Dairy is a traditional product category characterized by established and reliable flavours. Whether it’s sweet or savoury applications, consumers look for a creamy texture and classic flavours. Our flavours range from non-natural to natural and 95/5 (organic suitable) flavours.

Popular dairy flavours.

  • Chocolate

    Bitter, sweet, and creamy - Chocolate has a rich, complex flavor profile that combines sweetness, bitterness, and often nutty or fruity notes

  • Coffee

    Bitter, acidic, and rich - Coffee has a complex and diverse flavor profile

  • Vanilla

    Sweet, creamy, and warm – Vanilla has a rich and sweet flavour profile that is widely used across culinary applications for a good reason.

  • Strawberry

    Sweet, tart, and succulent – Strawberries are widely loved and used. Their hint of tartness adds a refreshing and slightly tangy element to their flavour profile.

  • Flavoured-water-with-a-taste-of-orange

    Sweet, balanced, and juicy - Oranges are one of the most popular and widely consumed citrus fruits, known for their juicy and sweet flavour

  • Peach

    Creamy, aromatic, and sweet – Peaches have a delightful flavour profile making them an obvious choice in both Ice Teas and CSDs.

  • Banana

    Creamy, sweet, and mildly tart – bananas have a natural mouth-coating texture making them an interesting choice for CSDs – adding a pleasant mouthfeel to the final product.

  • Caramel

    Buttery, Sweet, and nutty – Caramel has a rich and complex flavor profile characterized by its sweet, buttery, and toasty notes

  • Blueberry

    Sweet, tart, and juicy – Blueberries have a deliciously sweet and slightly tart flavor profile, making them a popular fruit for various culinary applications

Our flavours are well-tested in dairy applications like flavoured milk, yogurt, cheese and spreads, iced coffee, and chocolate milk. We have an incredibly indulgent premium flavour range for ice cream and frozen desserts. We develop flavours for functional dairy products like protein shakes and protein powder. We test our flavours in customers’ applications to ensure optimal performance in the final product. We also offer flavours for dairy-free solutions, including solutions that mask certain off notes that come with active ingredients like proteins, fiber, and vitamins.

Many dairy and non-dairy products can benefit from a flavour boost whether it’s to reduce cost or to create a specific flavour profile. Our application specialists provide recommendations for achieving the desired taste and overcoming product development challenges. We offer great “milky” and “cheesy” notes for a more powerful experience. For coffee and cacao-based drinks, we use natural extracts to enhance true flavour. We can create unique flavour combinations that imitate dessert or cocktail flavours in dairy products, for example, pina colada, tiramisu, or cheesecake. This “mashup flavour” approach is especially relevant in ice creams, where trends point towards extra indulgence and “borrowing” well-known flavours from other categories.

Savoury dairy flavours e.g., cheese products, spreads and dips deliver a true and rich experience. Our range of cheese flavours includes:

  • Block cheese

    The flavor profile of block cheese can vary widely depending on the type of cheese, its age, and specific production methods.

  • Emmental Cheese

    Mild, nutty, and earthy - Emmental, also known as Emmentaler, is a Swiss cheese with a mild and pleasant flavor profile.

  • Fresh cheese

    Mild, creamy, and milky - Fresh cheeses, also known as unaged or young cheeses, have a mild and often creamy flavour profile

  • Goat cheese

    Tangy, creamy, and earthy - Goat cheese, also known as chèvre, has a flavor profile that sets it apart from cow's milk cheeses. The characteristic tang provides a refreshing and lively taste.

  • Gouda cheese

    Mild, sweet, and creamy –Dutch cheese is a popular choice for cheese lovers. Whether enjoyed young for its mild and creamy qualities or aged for a more robust taste, Gouda offers a delightful and varied cheese experience.

  • Parmesan

    Full-bodied, salty, and packed with umami - Parmesan cheese, also known as Parmigiano-Reggiano, is an Italian cheese with a distinctive granular texture and strong umami flavour.

  • Havarti Cheese

    Mild, creamy buttery - Havarti is a semi-soft Danish cheese with a buttery and creamy flavour profile

  • Matured cheddar

    Sharp, rich, and salty – Matured or aged cheddar cheese, compared to its younger counterparts, develops a more complex and intense flavor profile

  • Swiss Cheese

    Sweet, nutty, and rich - Swiss cheese has a mild and nutty flavor, making it approachable for a wide range of palates.

  • Vegan cheese

    Sweet, nutty, and rich - Swiss cheese has a mild and nutty flavor, making it approachable for a wide range of palates.

Trending flavours in this category also include spices, botanicals, smoky and exotic flavours. We excel at creating exciting flavour combinations that awaken consumers’ curiosity and sense of adventure. There are endless opportunities for flavour combinations, for example, an established approach with one familiar flavour together with an unusual or exotic flavour.

Trends in Dairy Flavors

Clean Label and Natural Flavors

Consumers are increasingly seeking clean-label products, leading to a demand for natural dairy flavors without artificial additives.

Innovative Combinations

Flavor innovation within the dairy sector involves unique and creative combinations. Unconventional flavors, exotic fruit blends, and globally inspired profiles are gaining popularity. Consumers are looking for new and exciting taste experiences in their dairy products.

Non-Dairy Flavors:

The demand for plant-based dairy alternatives continues to grow. Consumers are seeking plant-based milk, yogurts, and cheeses made from ingredients like almond, coconut, oat, and soy. This trend aligns with the increasing interest in plant-based diets for health and environmental reasons.

Functional Dairy Flavors:

There’s a growing interest in dairy products with added functional benefits. This includes dairy with probiotics, added protein for muscle support, and fortified options with vitamins and minerals to cater to health-conscious consumers.

Global and Ethnic Influences:

Exploration of global and ethnic flavors, such as European-style butter or Middle Eastern-inspired creams, reflects a broader culinary influence in dairy flavor development.

Do you have questions regarding dairy?

Morten Rastrup Hansen

Key Account Manager

Mobile: +45 2137 9383

Mail: MHA@ewflavours.com

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