The Dairy Download

Dairy in Demand: Ramping Up Capacity

August 19, 2021 IDFA Season 3 Episode 5
The Dairy Download
Dairy in Demand: Ramping Up Capacity
Show Notes

No matter where they eat, Americans love dairy. That’s good news as processors ramp up capacity, bringing additional cheese, butter and milk products to dining rooms and kitchen tables across the country. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we talk with two leaders helping satisfy healthy appetites for dairy products.

First up is Tim Gomez, who was among the founders of Kansas Dairy Ingredients and is CEO of KDI Cheese Company. He discusses how the company’s plant expansion in Hugoton, Kansas, will fill an increase in demand for dairy products – including European-style butter. What’s so great about butter that’s 85% fat? Gomez fills us in.

Joining us next is George Chappell, Vice President of Dairy Operations at Glanbia Nutritionals. Last year, the company opened its latest venture, WMC, which is now processing about 8 million pounds of milk per day. Chappell talks about the process of creating fresh and delicious cheese at the innovative new plant.

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