PARSIPPANY, NJ. — Valio USA, a subsidiary of Finland-based Valio Ltd., is releasing four cheese offerings designed to elevate charcuterie boards and home snacking under its Finlandia label.
The additions consist of two non-GMO spreadable cheeses, which can serve as a topping for sandwiches or crackers, and two hard cheeses with a firm, grainy texture that are each aged for 10 months. Spreadable varieties include original and chanterelle mushroom, along with Forte Aged and Gran Regale Aged hard cheese options.
“Food lovers are looking for easy ways to liven up their meals, and our new cheeses take Finlandia classics up a notch,” said Mari Meriluoto, director of marketing and business development at Valio USA. “Our spreadable cheese gets a sophisticated twist with our chanterelle mushroom flavor, while our aged cheese, produced using traditional Italian methods, bring a new option to home cooks for pastas and more.”
Joining Valio’s portfolio of butters and sliced and specialty cheeses, the spreadable product is packaged in 7-oz containers, for either retail or foodservice, and the hard cheese comes in 6.35-oz quantities. All four cheeses are rolling out into select supermarkets in the Northeast, Midwest and California beginning this month.