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ONLINE CHEESE PROBLEM SOLVER
Cheese and cheese ingredients can be used in a a variety of food applications and for various functional reasons. Use The Meadow Cheese Problem Solver for free advice, tests and assistance in using cheese as an ingredient to fulfill the following functions:
Visual purposes | Taste | Melting Point (up or down) | A carrier of colours, flavours or other particulates | A base material in soups and sauces | As the dairy ingredient in "Dairy Desserts"
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CHEESEASE (new - January 2004)
Industrial cheese ingredients for 'cheeseasier' manufacturing!

Associations

British Frozen Food Federation
To promote and protect the interests of the Members and the Frozen Food Industry through the provision of information, the development of unity and the co-ordination of collective strength.
British Refrigeration Association (BRA)
The British Refrigeration Association (B.R.A.) is the only trade association representing manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, contractors, specifiers and end-users of refrigeration plant, equipment and components. It also includes producers of refrigerants and lubricants, colleges and training establishments. It works closely with government, public bodies and other organisations, both in the UK and overseas, to further the interests of the refrigeration industry.
Campden and Chorleywood
CCFRA undertakes research and development for the many industries associated with agriculture, food and drink manufacture, distribution, retailing and food service: in essence those industries which together make up the food chain.member log-in      next page
Chilled Food Association (CFA)
Chilled Food Association;s official website.
DEFRA
The government department which deals with food, air, land, water and people.
EFSIS
Tthe premier third party independent inspection service, providing retailers, manufacturers and caterers, throughout the world, with expert inspection of their operations and suppliers to ensure only the highest standards are maintained. These range from accredited inspection of food premises to ISO 9000 system audits to HACCP certification and beyond.
Food and Drink Federation
The voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry. FDF promotes the food industry's views and works to build consumer confidence in the food chain as a whole.
This site gives you the latest news from FDF, and lists their publications and comprehensive food and drink related www links.
Food From Britain
Food from Britain (FFB) is the UK's leading strategic international food and drink export marketing agency. FFB helps facilitate and generate international business between UK food and drink companies and international buyers from retail and foodservice. We also have a mission to foster the development of the British speciality food and drink sector, helping manufacturers grow their sales in the UK.
Food Hygiene Matters
Food Hygiene Matters is a hygiene business developed with food hygiene, health and safety, first aid, manual handling, HACCP and hazard analysis training as its specialities. The training courses start at Level 1, the Foundation Certificate in Food Safety then follow on to the Intermediate Certificate (Level 2) and Advanced Diploma (Level 3) in Food Hygiene and Safety.
Food Standards Agency (FSA)
The website of the Food Standards Agency

Institute of Consumer Sciences
What do a product development technologist, a sensory analyst, a marketing manager, a student, a food technologist, a teacher, a restaurateur, a policy and development officer, a journalist, a local government food and craft officer, a university lecturer, a health improvement co-ordinator and a public relations director have in common?
They are all Consumer Scientists, now represented by a new body, the Institute of Consumer Sciences incorporating Home Economics.
Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)
IFST is the independent incorporated professional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists.
Institute of Grocery Distribution
Aims to be the leading source of information, research and education for the UK food and grocery industry.
Leatherhead Food International
Leatherhead Food International is a global and independent provider of food information, market intelligence and technical and food research services. They deliver consultancy services varying from large scale Government research, through individually tailored client information projects, to nutritional, sensory and consumer studies. They have over 1,000 members internationally, who they support daily with the whole range of our food expertise, and with our regular training programmes
Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA)
The industry body behind the UK pizza industry. Find details about PAPA approved suppliers for everything you need, as well us up to the moment industry news.
Refrigerated Food Association
This is a must-see site for all food industry organizations related to the sale and manufacture of Refrigerated Foods. Don't miss their online Food Safety Center!

Top Cheese Sites

STILTON
Stilton is still handmade exclusively in the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire from local milk. Only six dairies, using the original centuries-old recipe, are licensed to produce the creamy ivory-hued king of cheeses. So esteemed is STILTON's unique flavor and texture, it is the only British cheese graced with its own certification trademark.

English Cheeses
To read more about each of these these cheeses, please visit Cheese.com
Basing
Bath Cheese
Beenleigh Blue
Berkswell
Bosworth
Buffalo
Button (Innes)
Buxton Blue
Capricorn Goat
Cerney
Cheddar
Cheshire
Coquetdale
Cornish Pepper
Cotherstone
Coverdale
Curworthy
Denhany Dorset Drum
Derby
Devon Blue
Devon Garland
Double Gloucester
Double Worcester
Duddleswell
Emlett
Exmoor Blue
Finn
Flower Marie
Friesla
Gloucester
Golden Cross
Gospel Green
Harbourne Blue
Herriot Farmhouse
Lancashire
Leicester
Little Rydings
Loddiswell Avondale
Longhorn
Marble Cheddar
Menallack Farmhouse
Northumberland
Olde York
Oxford Blue
Red Leicester
Sharpam
Somerset Brie
Spenwood
Sraffordshire Organic
Stilton
Stinking Bishop
Sussex Slipcote
Swaledale
Tala
Tymsboro
Tyning
Vulscombe
Waterloo
Wellington
Wensleydale
White Stilton
Wigmore
Yarg Cornish
Yorkshire Blue
 

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Magazines
Aboutfood.co.uk
The largest UK speciality food and drink magazine and directory! You'll find information about companies, events and news, as well as gourmet recipes and restaurants.
Caterer & Hotelkeeper
Jobs, news and advice for those working in hotels, restaurants, contract catering or pubs from Caterer.com
Cheese.com
Explore this site to find out about different kinds of cheeses from around the world. You can search the database of 652 cheeses by names, by country of origin, by kind of milk that is used to produce it, or by texture.The database includes information on most famous cheeses such as Cheddar, Camembert, Stilton or Parmesan, as well as rarities like Crotin du Chavignol.
Food & Drink Business
Food & Drink Business provides an excellent medium through which suppliers to the food and drink industries can promote, generate interest and response for their products and services. Established for over six years, Food & Drink Business is the monthly b2b publication for senior management within the food and drink processing industries.
Food Industry News
An independent publication providing essential and balanced news, information and intelligence for management in the UK food processing and manufacturing industries
Food Marketing & Manufactuiring
News and information for the food industry professional. Quality editorial, quality production for a quality audience - written, designed and delivered to food industry professionals. Launched in 1997 Food Marketing & Manufacturing has met with wide acclaim.
Food Technology International
Food Technology International is an official publication of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST). EFFoST is the European food industry’s forum for co-operation between food technologists, engineers, scientists and businesses in food processing and food-related areas.
Food Web
Online Magazine for Cooking, and Gourmet Recipes.
Just Food
News, features and reports for food professioanls. include the largest collection of food reports and studies available for secure purchase.
Ready Meals
ReadyMealsInfo is the complete e-solution for Ready Meal and related industries. The InfoPortal is divided into Frozen, Chilled and Ambient meals, so that industry professionals can obtain business critical information quickly and efficiently. Services provided by
ReadyMealsInfo include a Buyers’ Guide, and latest industry news.
List of Dairy Ingredient Suppliers

A E Rodda & Son Ltd
A/S Rigas Piensaimnieks
Abergavenny Fine Foods Ltd
Arla Foods plc
Armaghdown Creameries Ltd
Avi-Charente S.A. (Senoble SA)
Belgomilk CVBA
Belton Cheese Limited
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
Cheese Partners Holland
Co-operative Isigny Sainte-Mere
Continental Fine Foods
Country Style Foods Ltd
Dairy Crest - milk
Dairy Crest Limited
Dan Dairies (UK) Ltd
Denhay Farms Ltd
Eisbar Eis Produktions GmbH
Express Dairies Ltd
Express Dairies Milk
Express Dairies Milk
Frodinge Mejeri AB
Glanbia Cheese Ltd
Glanbia Foods Ltd
H G Green Cheesemakers Ltd
H T Webb
Hardegger Kase
IDB Benelux div. Yoko Fresh Food
Ilchester Cheese Co Ltd
Isle of Man Creameries
Kavli Ltd
Kerry Ingredients
Long Clawson Dairy (Melton Mowbray)
Long Clawson Dairy Ltd


Marcillat - Corcieux
Milk Link Processing Ltd
Nestle UK Ltd
Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Ltd
Nicolait SA
Parmalat Dairies (UK) Ltd

Pete & Johnny plc
RHM Frozen Foods Limited
Robert Wiseman Dairies
Rothesay Creamery
Rowan Glen Dairy Products Ltd
S H & G H Keen
Saviola Spa
Scottish Milk Dairies Limited
Scottish Milk Products Ltd
Senoble S.A.
Singleton's Dairy Ltd
SMP Ltd Campbeltown Creamery
SNC Pyrenefrom
Societe Fromagere de Bouvron
Societe Fromagere de Raival
Societe Fromagere de Requista
Societe Fromagere de Riom
Societe Fromagere de Ste Cecile
Societe Laitiere de Bayeux
Societe Laitiere de Laval
Societe Laitiere de Vitre
The Caledonian Cheese Co
The Cheese Cellar Co Ltd
The Meadow Cheese Co Ltd
The Ribblesdale Cheesemakers
Torrylin Creamery
Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd
Westway Dairy Company Ltd
Yoplait Ressons
Welsh Cheeses
To read more about each of these these cheeses, please visit Cheese.com
Acorn
Caerphilly
Celtic Promise
Cwmtawe Pecorino
Llanboidy
Teifi
Tyn Grug
Scottish Cheeses
To read more about each of these these cheeses, please visit Cheese.com
Bishop Kennedy
Bonchester
Caboc
Cairnsmore
Crowdie
Dunlop
Dunsyre Blue
Galloway Goat's Milk Gems
Gowrie
Isle of Mull
Lairobell
Lanark Blue
Loch Arthur Farmhouse
Orkney Extra Mature Cheddar
Seriously Strong Cheddar

 
Cheese Shows

British Cheese Awards
The highlight of the week is held on friday 21st October. The awards range from the Cheese Lovers' Trophy to Best Organic Cheese to the Best Article Profiling British Cheese. Last year, roughly 66% of the UK cheese industry took part!
Great British Cheese Festival
On the 22nd and 23rdOctober, the Cheese Festival will be coming to Cheltenham in the Cotswolds, and setting up in The Imperial Gardens. Last year the event attracted over 8000 visitors, and this year is expected to draw even more cheese lovers and manufacturers to its masterclasses, exhibitions and workshops. The event also includes regional food and drink.
British Cheese Week
Running from saturday 22nd October to sunday 30th October, the week is part of a nationwide campaign to promote British cheese.
Nantwich International Cheese
The world acclaimed Nantwich International Cheese Show with over 1,800 competitive entries.

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