SPREADS

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Spreads are foods that are applied, generally with a knife, onto bread, crackers and similar foods. A spread is used to enhance the flavour or texture of the food, which may be considered bland without it.

A sandwich spread is a spreadable condiment that goes inside a sandwich and is typically used as an accompaniment for more solid ingredients. Examples include dairy spreads such as soft cheeses and plant-derived spreads such as hummus, an Eastern Mediterranean dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas.​​

Spreadable cheese

Spreadable cheese is growing in popularity as consumers gravitate to healthy, convenient snacking and seek new experiences such as using soft cheese as a cooking ingredient. ​

The category is diversifying as manufacturers add new flavours and varieties – from full-fat to low-fat, and from particle-free to recipes with herbs and spices. We have the food production knowledge – and the processing equipment – to help you explore all parts of the spreadable cheese universe.​

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Ideas and concept for new products

Our Product Development Centres (PDC's) are a great resource for developing into new types of spreadable products and categories

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Develop recipes for success

Choosing the right method of heating for prepared food applications is a delicate task. Much like what happens in kitchens all over the world, we use heat to achieve a desired taste and texture.

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More prepared food products

Consumers enjoy the convenience of pre-prepared food on-the-go, but they still want it to taste as good as homemade. Find more prepared food products in Find by food.

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