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Cheese Buds® & X-Blends


Cheese Concentrates

Cheese Buds® are concentrated cheese flavors made with real cheese. Utilizing our proprietary enzyme-modification process, we unlock the hidden, potent flavor of cheese to create powdered flavors that are as much as 40 times the flavor strength of real cheese. Cheese Buds® add rich cheesy flavor while improving the nutritional profile of a variety of applications.

Concentrated Cheese Blends

X-Blends are a unique line of concentrated cheese blends designed to replace spray-dried cheese or cheese powder blends. Produced from a blend of cultured and enzyme-modified cheese solids with whey and buttermilk solids, X-Blends deliver up to five times the flavor strength of commodity spray-dried cheeses/cheese blends.

Cheese Buds® and X-Blends Product Listing

Product Name Characteristics Usage Levels Soluble

Cheese Buds Cotija Type

Medium Cotija cheese with savory slightly sweet dairy base notes. 0.25 - 1.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds Paste-Aged Cheddar

Medium Cheddar cheese middle notes with aged and slight sweet base notes. 0.10 - 1.0% Oil Soluble

Cheese Buds Paste-Bleu

Medium-strong Bleu cheese middle notes with savory, slight fruity base notes and a sharp finish. 0.10 - 1.0% Oil Soluble

Cheese Buds Paste-Cheddar

Medium Cheddar cheese middle notes with savory base notes. 0.10 - 1.0% Oil Soluble

Cheese Buds Paste-Parmesan

Medium Parmesan cheese middle notes with buttery and savory base notes. 0.10 - 1.0% Oil Soluble

Cheese Buds-Aged Cheddar

Medium Cheddar cheese middle notes with aged and slight sweet base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-American

Mild processed cheese middle notes with buttery and milky base notes. 0.25 - 3.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Asiago

Medium Asiago cheese top and middle notes with sweet and slight sharp base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Bleu Type ∞**

Medium-strong Bleu cheese middle notes with savory, slight fruity base notes and a sharp finish. 0.10 - 1.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Cheddar µ**

Medium Cheddar cheese middles notes with savory base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Cheddar-Ex

Medium Cheddar top notes with savory middle notes. 0.1 - 1.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Cream Cheese

Medium-strong cream cheese middle notes with medium-strong dairy and slight sweet base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Emmenthal

Mild cheese with savory slightly sweet, buttery base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Feta

Mild-medium cultured cheese middle notes with milky base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Gouda

Strong cheese middle notes with slight buttery base notes and a sharp finish. 0.10 - 1.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Monterey Jack

Mild cheese with creamy and savory middle and base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Mozzarella

Mild-medium cheese, slight buttery base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Parmesan µ

Medium Parmesan cheese middle notes with buttery and savory base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Parmesan-EX µ**

Medium cheese with Parmesan top notes and buttery, savory base notes. 0.10 - 1.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-Romano

Medium cheese with full, slight sweet umami base notes. 0.25 - 2.0% Water Soluble

Cheese Buds-White Cheddar

Salty mild cheese middle notes with mild butter base notes 0.50 - 2.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Aged Cheddar Cheese

Medium Cheddar cheese notes with aged and slight sweet base notes. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Asiago Cheese

Medium Asiago cheese top and middle notes with sweet and slight sharp base notes. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Bleu Cheese

Strong Bleu cheese middle notes with savory, slight fruity base notes and a sharp finish. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Cheddar Cheese ∞**

Medium Cheddar cheese middle notes with savory base notes. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Parmesan Cheese

Medium Parmesan cheese middle notes with buttery and savory base notes. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Romano Cheese

Medium Romano cheese middle notes with full, slightly sweet umami base notes. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble

X Blend Sour Cream Buds®

Strong cultured sour cream middle notes with medium dairy base notes. 0.50 - 4.0% Water Soluble
  • ∞ Clean Label
  • µ Non-Dairy
  • ** Organic
  • € Sunflower Oil/Palm Oil/Canola Oil
  • % Uncolored