Dried grated cheese

Our crunchy cheese strings. Not only can they be used as crunchy grated cheese topping on a wide variety of dishes, but it is also a unique ingredient for the food manufacturing industry. By extremely drying the grated cheese, the strings become surprisingly crunchy with an intense cheese taste.

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What if you were to extract moisture from cheese to an unprecedented level? How would it impact the flavour and shelf life of the cheese? Would this change its structure? And if you pulled this off, would you be able to use it as ingredient in the food manufacturing industry, while retaining the bright colour and unique shape of grated cheese?

These are the questions we asked ourselves years ago at Cheesepop food group. We succeeded in this after some intensive research and development. We have developed a unique production method, enabling us to dry our premium cheeses to unprecedented levels, using 100% wind energy. Our dried grated cheese is dried extremely to obtain a completely different, crunchy structure, but it is still 100% cheese. Because of this production process, the cheese has a very intense, airy cheese taste, without artificial additives.

When our dried grated cheese products roll off the line, they contain less than four percent moisture and have an extremely low AW value. This means that our 100% cheese products have a shelf life of more than a year.

Nowadays, the demands and requirements for food production have changed. People are increasingly focused on their food and know very well what they want to eat, or not. Food must be tasty, as well as healthy, nutritious, and sustainable.

Benefits of dried grated cheese

  • easy industrial handling
  • shelf stable
  • water activity < 0.4
  • moisture content < 4%
  • colour stable
  • long shelf life, no waste
  • adds a great crunch
  • shape stable
A variety of cut cheeses on a butcher block
Dried grated cheese varieties

Curious which grated cheeses we can dry to extreme levels...?

Since our dried grated cheese products are made of 100% cheese, we use the name of the original cheese varieties to indicate the taste of our dried grated cheese varieties. After all, we just use cheese, and a very little bit of starch (±2%) to be able to process it properly.

Discover our varieties
Our brands UP-grated
Packaging options

...and how we pack our dried grated cheese?

We pack our dried grated cheese in two types of packaging. Small bags and bigger bags. For each packaging type, various weight options and dimensions can be chosen. Next to our branded UP-grated® items, we also offer private label options!

Discover our packaging options