On-Trend Cheese Snacking

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Proper alignment with shifting consumer demands and long-term trends is critical to the success of any new product, and nowhere is this more important than with food.

Today's consumers are driving a rapid growth in cheese snacks. They're demanding a wider range of varieties, blends, and cuts – expanding the category to make it an essential element in almost any snack product portfolio. Here are just a few of the facts behind this phenomenon:

PM is primetime.
People make purposeful, timely choices, and the afternoon is “peak snack time.”

“The Rule of Three.”
Between-meal snacks need to deliver on 1) flavor, 2) variety, and 3) convenience.

Nutrition matters.
Consumers seek out positive attributes like protein and simple ingredients.

Cheese is a top snack choice.
It leads the snack pack, along with fruits, vegetables, and salty/crunchy items.

People want options.
They want different forms and flavors in their cheese snacks. Consider different types (strings, sticks, and cubes) and varieties (from Extra Sharp Cheddar to Provolone).

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We have the R&D resources and consumer insights—not to mention a global perspective on evolving flavor preferences—to help you make products that are both on-point and a good fit with your overall strategy.

Ask us about our many forms, flavors, and varieties, and consider how they could apply to your next project. And be sure to take a look at our wide array of
Cheese Blends—including our new Three Cheese Creamy Jack Blend!

At Sargento, we're fully equipped and oriented to support your business. Our custom solutions, culinary innovations, and consumer insights—along with our rigerous incoming inspection process and stringent grading program—are all designed to help you succeed!

Contact a Sargento Sales Representative 800-558-5802 to discuss your cheese snacking needs!