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GLOBAL CHEESES
MOVING MAINSTREAM
Garam masala

Premiumization can serve as a way to promote global
products and flavors. The Hartman Group, Bellevue,
Washington, finds that distinct flavors, sourcing and
price affect consumer preference for cheese.
Innovation that incorporates bold, ethnic flavors and
features the 'cheese story' on product labels lends a
uniquely authentic quality to more mainstream products. Premium cheese products that can be labeled as
craft, small bath, exclusive and internationally inspired
create an appeal to consumers.

executive chef for Asenzya, Oak Creek, Wisconsin. People debate the
origin of peri-peri.
"Some people say it's Portuguese," Schaefer says. "Other people say
North African. Other people say the eastern coast (of Africa). It's pretty
much all over Africa. It's a citrusy hot sauce that's used a lot on chicken,
fish and pork."
Both African and Indian foods offer distinct flavors, but their spiciness
may raise a yellow flag of caution among U.S. diners. The spice levels
may need toning down, Schaefer says, adding Americans tend to lack
patience and seek "approachable" flavor profiles on menus.
"Instead of asking questions, (Americans) will gravitate to something
they already know," he says. "So that becomes a little more challenging
when you get to cuisines like Indian or African."
He gave two examples of Indian flavor integration. The Hot Indian
restaurant in Minneapolis offers the "indurrito," an Indian burrito made
with house-made roti. The Choolaah restaurant in Cleveland offers
salads and bowls that are "very approachable," he says. Customers may
choose from one of four types of masala for their Choolaah bowls:
tikka, chickpea, black lentil daal and yellow lentil daal.
Comax Flavors, in Melville, New York, lists cardamom, coriander,
curry and garam masala as top ingredients from India in its 2019
Flavor Trends.
"These flavors work in a variety of different food and beverage applications, including baking, plant-based proteins, sauces and dressings,"
says Catherine Armstrong, brand ambassador for Comax Flavors. "They
also work in a host of beverages, including dairy and non-dairy as well
as alcoholic beverages."
Fruit-bearing husks (pods) on small trees contain cardamom seeds,
says Michael Crain, senior flavor chemist for Comax Flavors.
"Flavor is described as sweet-spicy, warm and aromatic with slight
woody and balsamic notes," he says.
The leaves and fruit (seeds) of the coriander plant are found in traditional Indian cooking.
"The leaves and seeds provide similar but different flavor profiles,"
Crain says. "Flavors are described as herbaceous, spicy, citrus, fatty and
woody notes, which add unique flavor attributes to any dish."

"Producing and marketing a quality or premium
cheese or ingredient is appealing to consumers, and
infusing distinctive flavors creates excitement, elevating the food experience," says Melissa Abbott, vice
president of Hartman Retainer Services, the research
division of Hartman Group.
Cheese infused with Mediterranean or Middle Eastern
spices are catching on with consumers.
Originally, ethnic foods were hard to find outside of
foodservice and family homes. Now, ethnic cheeses
are becoming more popular. Consumers are better
acquainted with Hispanic cuisines and ingredients, for
example.
"More consumers are eating global cheeses as part
of their daily diets," Abbott says. "And cheese as
an ingredient is popping up in stores more often.
Hispanic varieties, like manchego from Spain or
haloumi and feta from the Mediterranean regions, are
moving into the mainstream."

Haloumi
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019
Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Contents
The Wire - Walmart revamping produce departments
Grocery fresh food sales soar
Consumers more interested in sustainability
Plant power
GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
TRENDING UP
DISPLAY CASE 101
Bakery - Brownies
Deli - Ethnic trends
GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
Value-added
PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
Imported fruit: a winter forecast
PEPPERS
FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
Food safety - Employee wellness
Commissary Insider - PEELERS
SPOTLIGHT - ENTREES
RESTAURANT ENTRÉE SALADS INSPIRE NEW FRESH EXPRESS LINE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 2
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Consumers more interested in sustainability
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Plant power
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 15
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - TRENDING UP
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - DISPLAY CASE 101
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 20
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Bakery - Brownies
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 23
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 24
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Deli - Ethnic trends
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 28
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Value-added
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 34
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 35
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 38
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Imported fruit: a winter forecast
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PEPPERS
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 41
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 42
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 43
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 45
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Food safety - Employee wellness
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 48
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Commissary Insider - PEELERS
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - ENTREES
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - RESTAURANT ENTRÉE SALADS INSPIRE NEW FRESH EXPRESS LINE
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 54
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 55
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Product Showcase
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Advertisers
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Fresh Takes
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