Cheese Applications

Cheese Applications

Capturing authentic taste, mouthfeel, and melting properties in dairy, dairy-free, lactose-free, and vegan cheese applications requires specialized expertise. With over a century of focus on delivering the true taste of dairy, and more than 40 years of pioneering solutions in the plant-based and vegan space, Edlong offers you the industry’s broadest collection of cheese flavor profiles and customization capabilities.

Cheese Applications
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Collaboration That Drives Innovation for Cheeses

The authentic flavor of cheese can make almost any side dish, snack, or meal more delicious. Edlong flavors can build richness, mouthfeel, and overall dairy base notes, as well as bring out signature characteristics – like sharpness, age, lipolytic qualities, or even fruitiness – to create a more authentic cheese experience. Our flavors can also elevate taste in analog cheeses, including vegan cheeses. Whether you are working on regional or global applications, our team is ready to collaborate with you to deliver the perfect solution.

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Contact us to talk to a Flavor Expert
Working with plant-based cheeses has garnered a deep appreciation for dairy fermentation within my work. There’s a science to the process, and the result is an authentic taste and mouthfeel experience.
Monica Gotomo Kapoor Edlong Principal Scientist

Authentic Dairy & Dairy-Free Solutions For Cheese Applications

With a portfolio of hundreds of dairy flavors that can be applied in thousands of combinations, ranging from milk, cream, cheese, and butter to sweet dairy and cultured, Edlong has – or will create – custom flavor solutions ideal for meeting your specific cheese application needs.

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Visit our Flavor Explorer

Creating plant-based cheeses? Edlong has been at the forefront of plant-based dairy solutions for over 4 decades, and today we offer the industry’s most extensive portfolio of dairy-free and vegan flavors. Edlong flavors are perfect for masking off-notes from plant proteins in vegan cheese formulations and can help create authentic dairy notes in dairy-free applications. We offer solutions with the ability to withstand almost any storage and processing condition – from frozen, chilled, and ambient to pH-sensitive and even heat-stable flavors.

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Our range of expertise encompasses the globe from traditional profiles and cheese flavors to European and Hispanic profiles and beyond. No matter the profile your application calls for, Edlong has – or will create – the ideal match.

Ready to find solutions for your cheese applications?

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Connect with our R&D Experts

Authentic Flavors for Every Food Application

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These flavors do not contain any known allergens. **Disclaimer- non-allergen statements will vary due to country specific regulations. Check with regulatory for country specific allergen details.

flavor Builder

Functional; These flavors offer variations for the onset and building of the flavor impact


These flavors contain no dairy, are Kosher Pareve and are suitable for plant-based dairy alternative products

heat tolerant flavor

Functional; These flavors are stable under higher temperatures throughout processing

Flavor Masking

Functional; These flavors provide masking properties to alleviate bitterness and off-notes


Functional; These flavors provide richness and mouthfeel to positively impact taste profiles

natural flavors

These flavors satisfy consumer desire for ‘No Artificial Flavors’


These flavors do not contain any added genetically modified sourced ingredient


These flavors are Organic compliant and are suitable for any organic application

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Functional; These flavors provide performance improvement for healthy reduction and commodity replacement

Sweet Enhancer

Solutions that can help with shortening the onset of sweetness; increasing sweetness peak; reducing sweetness linger; and leveraging inherent sugar.


These flavors contain no animal, dairy, egg or honey products and are suitable for vegan applications

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