Dairy company Fonterra, has announced to start cream cheese production at the new $100m facility in Canterbury, New Zealand.
According to company spokesman, the new facility, which facility would manufacture up to 24,000 metric tonnes of cream cheese annually, responds to a steady surge in the popularity of cream cheese in Asia.
“Today, one in four litres of milk from New Zealand is sold to China – that’s the equivalent of 3.4 billion litres a year. Our focus is on creating the highest return from each of those litres,” said Fonterra coo of global operations Robert Spurway.
Depending on the demand of cream cheese, there is a second part of the project, that will be implanted if needed with the construction of a second site.