Innovation continues to drive consumer interest in the food sector, and Perfect Day, an animal-free dairy and biotechnology company is helping to push the envelope. Partnering with Villa Dolce, the pair are introducing more sustainable gelato and bakery items to the foodservice industry, including seven new gelato flavors and Ready to Bake Desserts that use Perfect Day’s cutting-edge animal-free dairy protein.
"We're thrilled to partner with Villa Dolce to create kinder, greener gelato and bakery products,” Ravi Jhala, Perfect Day's Global Head of Commercial, said. “With Villa Dolce's broad reach to customers across the country, and their premium products, this collaboration is ideal for our first foray into the foodservice space."
This partnership with Villa Dolce comes as Perfect Day’s first foray into foodservice with new applications of its animal-free whey protein. According to a press release, the duo’s gelato offering features Perfect Day’s innovative dairy protein to deliver a product that lives up to Villa Dolce’s standards.
The same can be said of the newly launched bakery items, a new category for Perfect Day. In using the protein, it allows for consumers to bypass the need to add animal products like milk or eggs, proving a shelf-stable mix that bakes into a delicious dessert.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer our foodservice partners an option that can meet their need for sustainable, animal-free products without compromising the taste and texture we are known for,” added Villa Dolce's Chief Executive Officer Monte Marcaccini. “We've been looking for a solution that lives up the Villa Dolce name, and we've found it through Perfect Day.”
Villa Dolce is a top premium brand in foodservice, making the company well-positioned to introduce Perfect Day to the $969.4 billion U.S. foodservice industry and its 25 million consumers served each year. Together, they will be able to offer Villa Dolce’s high-quality gelato animal-free, lactose-free, and more sustainable without having to compromise taste and texture.
The new gelato flavors using Perfect Day ingredients include: Sea Salt Vanilla & Honeycomb, Caramel Cold Brew, Chocolate all'Arancia, Strawberry After Dark, Burnt Caramel Praline, Pistachio Latte, and Tahitian Vanilla Bean; and the ready-to-bake desserts include: Cookie Dough, Pistachio Cake, Southern Brown Butter Cake, and Lava Cake.
These new products will be available through DOT Foods, which has stocked all seven flavors of Villa Dolce x Perfect Day gelato and four Ready to Bake Desserts, offering them to over 2,000 customers nationwide.
As Perfect Day continues to innovate in the dairy and baking sectors, what will be the company’s next move? Only time and Deli Market News will tell, so keep reading.