Create the perfect cheese experience
Whether you’re looking for better shredding, melting or stretchability in your pizza cheese, improved flexibility of your cheese slice, caseinate reduction or enhanced creaminess in your cheese sauces, we can help.
Collaborate with Ingredion's dairy experts to:
- Speed product development and get to market faster
- Create plant-based cheeses that deliver appealing taste and texture
- Access our broad range of plant-sourced texturizing ingredients delivering superior properties for more authentic, more cost-efficient imitation cheese
- Get access to pilot plant facilities for quick studies, trials and formula optimization
- Validate your results with analytical and sensory evaluations
- Achieve reduced levels of rennet casein and caseinates and get the same look, taste and mouth feel with our potato starch — at a much lower cost
Shredded cheese that's easy and delicious
Our starches for shredded cheese help ensure evenly shredded cheese for consistent performance, without sticking or clumping. Whether in food service, salad bars or at home, your customers get uniformly shredded cheese that's easy to use and delicious.
- Casein reduction: PENBIND® 850 and PENTECH® 8500 modified potato starches
- Firmer rexture: PENBIND 800, 850, 851 and PENTECH 8500 modified potato starches
Achieve the perfect sliced cheese
Get the perfect slice-on-slice or individual wrap slice that's so good, even sandwich connoisseurs won't know that it’s an analog cheese. Our starches for sliced cheese are designed to produce that perfect slice — thin and firm, yet melty and stretchy, and always right for food service, salad bars and deli counters.
- Casein Reduction: PENBIND® 1225 , 850 and PENTECH® 8500 – modified potato starches
- Elasticity improvement: PENBIND 1015 modified potato starch
- Firmness improvement: PENBIND 851 and PENCLING® 220 modified potato starches
- Melt improvement: PENBIND 850 and 851, 8500 modified potato starches
Be the best with block and imitation mozzarella
Now it's easier to create imitation block cheese that looks and tastes real. Our starches for block cheese create a block cheese that's shreddable, sliceable and every bit as tasty as the real thing. Choose the smarter starch for block cheese used in food service, salad bars and deli counters.
- Casein reduction: PENTECH® 8500 modified potato starch, PRECISA® 600 modified food starches
- Yield Improvement: PENBIND® 196 modified potato starch
Break through in plant-based cheese
Formulating just-right plant-based cheeses requires deep understanding of processing conditions and ingredient functionalities. With Ingredion expertise and our plant-based proteins portfolio, we're ready to help you stand out in this growing market.
Learn how cheese texture influences consumer preference
If you manufacture cheese products, you’ll want to see the latest research from Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centers. We tested breaded cheese sticks—both cost-optimized prototypes and commercial products—and mapped their textural characteristics. The results reveal smart ways you can save money while maintaining or enhancing product quality and functionality.
Let’s make your goals a reality
Agile collaboration. Deep formulation expertise. Broad portfolio of on-trend ingredients. Market research and consumer insights. Let's make your goal a reality.