In recent years, cravings for nutritious, delicious foods have been rising thanks to conscious consumers who are searching for choices that can fuel their active lifestyles. Barring any changes in eating habits as a result to the COVID-19 pandemic, those cravings will continue to escalate in 2020—and cheese is perfectly poised to satisfy them.Because it provides protein, calcium and intense taste, cheese already has taken center stage in everything from prepackaged foods to meal kits and menu selections. This year, expect it to melt its way into even more options, including ready-to-serve sauces, frozen entrees and other items that will showcase cheeses that have the following consumer-friendly qualities:
By featuring consciously produced cheeses that have more flavor and fewer artificial ingredients, operators, product manufacturers and other purveyors can satiate consumers who favor natural ingredients and bold taste—while also winning over those whose diets prioritize protein. It’s a delicious proposition that promises to make 2020 a banner year for cheese.