The market landscape is changing

The cheese industry is constantly evolving, with new trends and innovations emerging all the time. It’s important to stay up-to-date with these trends and understand how they can impact your business. One trend that is having a significant impact on the industry is the rise of hybrid products together with meat-substitute cheeses.

In this blog post, we’ll explore why this trend is changing the cheese industry and how it can benefit your business.

The Flexitarian Diet and Consumer Demand

Consumer demand for plant-based products has been increasing rapidly in recent years. The Flexitarian diet is a key driver of this trend. As consumers look for ways to reduce their meat consumption without sacrificing flavor and variety in their diets, they are turning to hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses.

As a business operating in the cheese making industry, it is important to stay ahead of consumer trends and meet the changing demands of your customers. Incorporating hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses into your product offerings is a great way to do this.

The Benefits of Hybrid Products for Businesses

The rise of hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses presents a number of opportunities for businesses in the cheese making industry. These products offer a way to diversify product lines and attract new customers.

In addition, hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses can offer a number of benefits to businesses, including:

  • Appeal to a Growing Market: As more consumers adopt a Flexitarian diet, the demand for hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses is only going to increase. By offering these products, you can appeal to a growing market demand and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Health Benefits: Hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses offer health benefits that traditional cheese does not. Plant-based ingredients are generally lower in calories and fat, which can be beneficial for those looking to maintain a healthy weight. In addition, many meat-substitute cheeses are fortified with vitamins and minerals that are important for overall health. By offering these products, you can appeal to health-conscious consumers.
  • Lower costs: Plant-based ingredients are generally less expensive than animal-based ingredients, which can help to reduce production costs.
  • Environmental benefits: Plant-based ingredients have a smaller environmental footprint than animal-based ingredients, which can appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.
  • Innovation: Hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses are a great way to showcase your business’s innovation and commitment to meeting the changing needs of consumers. By offering these products, you can position your business as a leader in the industry and set yourself apart from competitors.



Hybrid products together with meat-substitute cheeses are changing the cheese industry as we know it. These innovative products are being driven by the rise of the Flexitarian diet, and they offer a range of benefits to both consumers and businesses in the industry. While there are challenges to navigating this new landscape, there are also many opportunities for businesses that are willing to embrace hybrid products and meat-substitute cheeses. By diversifying product lines and appealing to new customers, businesses can stay competitive in the changing cheese industry.

Our 2 latest processing lines were developed specifically to tackle this market landscape change:

– Flexcheese line – meant for meat substitute products like halloumi and paneer.

– X-series line – meant to effectively use up to 100% vegetable fat in the production process. A single plug-in solution also enables the processing of traditional cheese.

We here at NDT strive to unlock the potential of new technologies to create pioneering processing solutions for our customers, while being sustainable and flexible.


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