Popped cheese

Our crunchy cheese balls. Delicious as a snack, but also great to be used as crouton, or as ingredient in the food manufacturing industry. By popping the cheese, crunchy and airy cheese balls are created, with an intense cheese taste.

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When you heat corn, the water inside transforms into steam, the kernel bursts and is turned inside out. Its structure changes. Corn becomes popcorn. Which set us thinking… What would happen if you did the same with cheese… If you could make cheese pop. Would the structure of the cheese also change? And how would it impact its taste and shelf life?

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 pop and dry our premium cheeses to unprecedented levels, using 100% wind energy. Our popped cheese is popped 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 popped 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.

Benefits of popped cheese

  • 100% cheese
  • concentrated cheese taste
  • airy and crunchy
  • long shelf life, no waste
  • clean label
  • shelf stable
  • moisture content < 4%
  • water activity < 0.45
  • as snack, crouton or ingredient
  • new applications for cheese
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Popped cheese varieties

Curious which cheeses we can pop...?

Since our popped cheese products are made of 100% cheese, we use the name of the original cheese varieties to indicate the taste of our popped cheese varieties. After all, we just use cheese, nothing else!

Discover our varieties
Packaging options

...and how we pack our popped cheese?

We pack our popped cheese in three types of packaging. Small bags, round cups and bigger bags. For each packaging type, various weight options and dimensions can be chosen. Next to our branded Cheesepop® items, we also offer private label options!

Discover our packaging options