Our Favorite Products this Holiday Season
Whether we’re savoring a scoop of peppermint ice cream or mixing a batch of eggnog to share at our holiday party, we always find a way to enjoy our favorite dairy products throughout the season. This year, we’ve made a list and checked it twice, so we could share some of our holiday go-to’s with you. Scroll through to find out which snacks and sips keep us merry and bright, then try them for yourself or bring them to your next holiday get-together!
Great Lakes Milk Products Seasonal Favorites
Seasonal Cheesecake Sampler – Eli’s Cheesecake
English Toffee – Cupid Candies
Egg Nog – Turkey Hill
Cheese Selection – Mancuso Cheese Company
Peppermint Bark – Long Grove Confectionery Co.
Peppermint Ice Cream – Dean’s
Milk Chocolate Pretzel Crunchers – Carousel Candies
Cheese and Sausage Gift Box – Maple Leaf Cheese
Happy Holidays from everyone at Great Lakes Milk Products!
Cheese Carrying the Day – Progressive Dairyman
In 2016, U.S. dairy consumption hit 591 pounds per capita and cheese was at the forefront of the dairy category with consumption at 36.3 pounds per person. In 2017, cheese is continuing to lead in dairy sales and consumption. Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management, Inc., discusses his take on how cheese has, and continues to “carry the day.”
Will Whey Win the Protein Battle? – Milk Magazine
The FDA has announced their plan to revoke long-standing claims regarding the heart health benefits of soy proteins, providing an opportunity for whey protein sales to increase when manufacturers begin looking for soy alternatives. Daily Dairy Report analyst and managing partner at Ceres Dairy Risk Management, Sara Dorland details the potential risks and rewards for whey protein in a market where soy’s health claims cannot be qualified.
Puerto Rico’s Dairy Industry Flattened by Maria – NPR
Puerto Rico continues to suffer in the wake of Hurricane Maria. With delayed government relief aid and efforts, citizens and volunteers have taken it upon themselves to restore the island. Veterinarian and cattle care specialist Manuel Perez had to bury 70 of his herd of 670 and is still attempting to locate a number of missing cows, goats, and heifers; the remaining cows need to be milked and cared for in order to maintain their ability to produce milk on a regular basis. Dairy farming was Puerto Rico’s leading agricultural industry and farmers are scrambling to reestablish their trade, doing whatever it takes (including hooking up milking machines to a generator) to keep their cows healthy and see that Puerto Rico’s dairy industry doesn’t disappear.
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Could 2018 Milk Markets Resemble 2016? – Milk Magazine
As 2017 comes to a close, market analysts Mike North, Scott Brown, and Bryan Doherty sit down to discuss their expectations for the 2018 industry at this year’s MILK Business conference.
Dairy Trade Mission in Cuba – The Milkweed
Sugar has dominated Cuban agriculture for hundreds of years, leaving little room for any other agricultural sector to develop– especially dairy. Bob Wolter of Creative Business Services (CBS) hopes to change that by establishing a Trading Company would allow the U.S. to import higher quality goods to Cuba. He details CBS’ recent trade mission and his goals for the future of global dairy in this month’s issue of The Milkweed.
How Cultured Dairy can Promote Protein Consumption – Dairy Foods
Phillip S. Tong, Ph.D., professor of dairy science at California Polytechnic State University, discusses the importance of educating consumers on protein consumption and details how dairy marketers should see this an an opportunity to promote their high protein products.
Ethiopian Dairy Start-Up Empowers Female Refugees – UNHCR
After fleeing Somalia, 20 female refugees found strength and self-reliance in running a UNHCR sponsored Dairy Retail Cooperative in Ethiopia. The women’s dedication to their newfound work and the support they provide one another is an inspiration and shows how the dairy industry can contribute to an equitable and more accessible working world.
IFIC’s Top 9 Trends for 2017 – FoodEngineering Magazine
Kicking off the new year with the International Food Information Council’s predictions for food and nutrition trends in 2017.