Retailers are making room in the dairy case for two enticing new products as Dairygold has debuted its first-ever branded cheese in the United States, Pastureland™. The new line of Irish cheddar cheeses will be introduced to the market, beginning with its Extra Sharp Irish Cheddar and Aged Creamy Irish Cheddar, and distributed in the U.S. by world-renowned cheese supplier Norseland.
“Pastureland cheese is a delightfully delicious cheese range,” said George MacLeod, Head of New Proposition Development at Dairygold. “Why? Because it comes from Ireland’s Golden Valleys, from our family-owned farms, and from happy grass-fed cows. We could not be more excited to introduce our Irish cheddar cheeses to the U.S. market, particularly during a time when American consumers are so conscious about the foods they eat and the increasing desire to support small family run farms that promote the most sustainable farming practices.”
The two classic flavors of Pastureland will be available on U.S. shelves in 7 oz portions with a suggested retail price of $6.99 per unit and 12 units packed per case, according to a press release. The Aged Creamy Irish Cheddar is smooth and full-flavored, with satisfying, subtle hints of caramel sweetness and nutty tones. As for the Extra Sharp Irish Cheddar, the product is hand-selected for a bold, rich, and tangy flavor with the perfect hint of sweetness.
Pastureland’s unique cheeses are produced by grass-fed cows, certified by Bord Bia, which ensures that all the company’s cheese are manufactured entirely by Irish dairy herds whose diet contains at least 95 percent grass. Each of the cheeses are carefully selected by the company’s top artisanal cheesemakers and aged for a minimum of 12 months to achieve the mouthwatering flavors.
“We are excited to add Pastureland™ premium aged cheddars to our product portfolio. Pastureland products are certified grass-fed and 100 percent traceable,” noted Heather Iafrate, General Manager of Norseland. “Consumers are looking for brands they can trust, and hands down Pastureland is one of them. Food transparency, sustainability, and taste are important to consumers and we deliver on all fronts.”
As noted in the press release, Pastureland sets itself apart from other cheese brands because of its Irish roots, which guarantee that every pack of Pastureland cheddar cheese is sourced directly from Ireland’s premier dairy region, the Golden Valleys. With highly sustainable dairy practices, Pastureland’s ingredients create a unique-tasting, naturally nutritious cheese perfect for cheese boards, snacking, burgers, sandwiches, and dozens of other recipes.
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