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Sweet dreams are truly made of cheese! From brie, mozzarella, and parmesan to pepperoncino and burrata, there’s a cheese for every occasion. More and more consumers are reaching for specialty cheeses for their cooking, charcuterie, and snacking needs. What does that mean for innovation in specialty cheeses? How do cheese companies adapt to changing consumer preferences and demand?

Joining us this week on The Dairy Download are two guests at the center of the specialty cheese industry, who can talk to the rising trends, innovations, flavors, and more!

Bob McManus, executive vice president of sale with Sartori, and Francesca Elfner, vice president of BelGioioso, talk to us about consumer demand for specialty cheese, marketing their products, the new opportunities and challenges facing their segment of dairy, and what new and exciting flavors and trends are on the horizon.

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Witty, fast-moving and stacked with dynamic guests, The Dairy Download offers sharp insights in a neat, 30-minute package. Ever.Ag’s Phil Plourd and Kathleen Wolfley host each episode, leading listeners through a rundown of action in the CME markets and things to watch, while going in depth with guests on consumer, market and policy trends shaping dairy.

Wonks, nerds, data hounds and tech evangelists are welcome. Listeners get the perspectives of various industry experts who can unpack challenging issues in fun and interesting ways.

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