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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Pack-Age® saves over 200,000 tons of cheese annually

DSM has quantified the sustainable advantages of using its cheese ripening solution, Pack-Age®, over naturally ripened and coated Gouda and Parmesan cheese. Using this solution across the cheese industry would prevent losing around 200,000 tons of Gouda and Parmesan cheeses per year. Furthermore, a yield increase of 121,000 tons can be achieved with Pack-Age®. Both factors contribute to the reduction of the amount of milk needed with 3.55 billion liters per year.

Pack-Age® is a moisture-permeable cheese ripening membrane that enables hard to semi-hard cheeses to mature naturally, without the risk of spoilage by mold. As no coating is used in the process, Pack-Age® eliminates the formation of strong dry rind. DSM’s report quantifies  the benefits for consumers, food producers and the planet with using Pack-Age® over natural ripening.

Please download the report here