Grande Ingredients Ready to Take on Producer Challenges

New Video Highlights Expertise, Innovation and Experience

LOMIRA, Wis. - Grande Custom Ingredients Group, a leader in creating functional dairy ingredients for the food and beverage industry, launched a video inviting food scientists to tap into its innovative products and people to help solve their toughest formulation challenges.

Food and beverage manufacturers face a multitude of challenges when bringing products to market, often from competing pressures to reduce fat, costs and calories while at the same time creating that perfect taste and texture consumers demand. Whatever that challenge may be, the video provides a sample of the experience, expertise and innovative ingredients the food scientists at Grande Ingredients can apply to the solution.

“We enjoy a wonderful working relationship with our customers built on the performance and quality of our dairy based ingredients and our technical support. Whether we are working with one of America’s top food companies or a smaller regional manufacturer we take pride in helping every customer’s project succeed,” said Stephen Dott, director of sales and marketing at Grande Custom Ingredients Group. 

For example, the video features Grande Ingredient's solution to lower the cost, calories and fat content in a formulation for Alfredo Sauce without compromising the creamy texture and the taste profile of the finished product. By using Grande Bravo®, the food scientists at Grande Ingredients were able to replace more expensive cream, reduce the calories and fat content and increase the protein value all while maintaining the desired texture, mouthfeel and dairy flavor.

For more details, you can view the video on the Grande Custom Ingredients Group YouTube channel.

To experience Grande Ingredients expertise and innovative products first-hand, visit them at booth #2255 during the 2012 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo, where the company's food scientists will demonstrate how Grande's versatile dairy-based ingredients enhance taste and texture in challenging product applications.

In addition to Grande Bravo®, a line of versatile whey protein products, Grande Ingredients will showcase one of its newest products, Grande® Grade A Yogurt Powder.

Visitors to the Grande Ingredients booth will experience how Grande Bravo® can improve the mouthfeel and texture of a low fat creamy tomato basil soup. By using Bravo, the food scientists at Grande were able to enhance both the flavor of the soup and the creamy mouthfeel.

Grande® Grade A Yogurt Powder will be featured in two applications: 

  • A yogurt coating for dried fruit, nuts, and bars where Grande® Yogurt Powder provides a tart, authentic yogurt flavor to the coating
  • A shelf stable orange-mango and yogurt smoothie using Grande® Yogurt Powder to provide a thick and creamy yogurt texture with an authentic yogurt flavor
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About Grande Custom Ingredients Group
Grande Custom Ingredients Group manufactures and markets proprietary whey proteins used by food and beverage manufactures worldwide in a variety of applications. Grande Custom Ingredients Group operates an extensive technology center and test kitchen to develop new products and support customer applications. Based in Lomira, Wis., Grande Custom Ingredients Group is a division of Grande Cheese Company, a dairy industry leader since 1941. For more information about Grande Custom Ingredients Group, visit www.grandecig.com or call 800-772-3210.