Lifeway Foods Ramps Up Cheese Production, Invests in Tech to Support Farmer Cheese Potential

Aug. 24, 2023
The company will cut its production time by more than half through the installation of automation and efficiency initiatives to prepare for future demand.

Lifeway Foods Inc. announced that it will increase cheese production and make investments in technology to cut production time of the product by more than half, according to a release distributed by the manufacturer of kefir and fermented probiotic products.

New automation and strategies to improve efficiency are needed, the company says, to meet future demand and potential growth in support of a series of new marketing and advertising initiatives to introduce Lifeway Farmer Cheese to new audiences. This push is coming in response to cottage cheese trending on social media in recipes — Lifeway considers its Farmer Cheese product to be a time-saving alternative.

Lifeway Farmer Cheese is similar in flavor to cottage cheese, spreads like cream cheese and delivers protein and probiotics to consumers. It is up to 99% lactose-free, gluten-free and contains no added salt — so it is lower in sodium than many cottage cheeses.

The company adds that aficionados of Eastern European style cheeses may be familiar with farmer cheese, also known as Twaróg, a variety of quark.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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