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What's New

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Four Crosses, The Range is growing!

Four Crosses – the cheese range that brings you the best in classic European cheeses with both quality and value. Four Crosses cheeses are cut and packed at Futura Foods Wales. The range currently consists of tasty cheddars in mild and mature flavours and also coloured cheddar in a mild… Read More

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1st October 2020

Plastic Packaging Reduction, Replacement and Removal

Futura Foods have been working with the major UK retailers and supplying sites to see where we can minimise plastic use and move towards more sustainable packaging. This is an ongoing project but would like to share what we have done so far: Plastic Reductions:• We have implemented new Greek… Read More

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17th August 2020

Yamas!

YAMAS! – A fresh new look

Our YAMAS! design has taken on a new vibrant look. First launched in 2019, on the new Saganaki product, this design is and will be phasing into our core products this year, such as the YAMAS! Halloumi 250g and YAMAS! Feta blocks. (If you’re interested, you can find the… Read More

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20th May 2020

Param Paneer

Param Paneer

Futura Foods are proud to announce the launch of Param Paneer. Paneer is a fresh cheese common in the Indian subcontinent. It is an unaged, non-melting cheese made by traditionally curdling milk with a fruit or vegetable acid such as lemon juice. Our Param Paneer however, is produced in our… Read More

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18th May 2020

FuturaPro

Fresh off of the production line – FuturaPro

A fresh new Futura Foods brand, developed by dairy experts for the food professional. Chefs, food professionals and caterers gather, Futurapro is here! The first production has been run, the new designs are on and the products are being made. We have Cheddar blocks, Cheddar slices and Pizza Ropes. Read More

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18th May 2020

Four Crosses Cheddar

Futura Foods launch Four Crosses Cheddar

We are always up for a challenge, especially ones with our customers in mind. With dairy demand growing in popularity we have developed Four Crosses, a Cheddar Cheese brand for the convenience retail sector. The range consists of smaller blocks of cheddar for both quality and value. As you will… Read More

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11th March 2020

Food For Thought

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How To Taste Cheese Like An Expert

Jo, our New Product Development Manager says that tasting cheese properly is an important part of Futura’s responsibilities:“Being able to taste a good cheese from a bad cheese is very important and part of my every day role. Whether producing a new cheese at Wales, supplying a customer with the… Read More

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6th April 2021

Parmigiano Reggiano, the King of Cheeses

Parmigiano Reggiano also known as “Parmesan” and “The King of Cheeses”, is the classic Italian Cheese everyone knows about. It’s abundant in flavour and has an Unami taste, a rich taste known to be referred to as too delicious to describe. It is hard cheese that is pale yellow in… Read More

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26th March 2021

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All You Need to Know about Manchego

Queso Manchego, informally known as Manchego, is a classic Spanish cheese with a wealth of history and tradition. Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, it has a coated rind and is made from Manchega sheep’s milk. The rind has a distinctive basket weave pattern pressed into… Read More

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19th March 2021

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Khachapuri, a truly cheesy sensation

Have you ever heard of Khachapuri? One of our Senior National Account Managers has and as you can see in the images, the results were a stretchy cheese wonder. Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish that uses unleavened bread as a bowl that is filled with the wonders of… Read More

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15th February 2021

YAMAS! to this cheesy pasta dish!!

Everyone is talking about the Cheesy pasta dish that’s gone viral this month! Leaving bare shelves in the supermarkets, as people are replicating this ultra-simple yet completely delicious recipe at home. See the Tik, Tok recipe here: https://bit.ly/2Z6UjoV By placing in the oven some fresh plum tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, pinch of… Read More

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11th February 2021

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Greek Yogurt, the versatile ingredient you didn’t know you needed!

Sharing our dairy discoveries and best in class product portfolio is something we pride ourselves in, at Futura Foods. We use our rich knowledge and experience to introduce new products and educate our customers to help ensure they have the right mix, including recipes and ways to engage with on… Read More

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29th January 2021

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Whipped Salad Cheese, The Perfect Addition to a Wonderful Winter Dish

Winter is upon us, the cold days and nights leave us wanting to get comfy and cosy. What better way that with a heathy, tasty recipe? Great as a snack, lunch, side dish or starter – warm cauliflower with whipped Salad Cheese and golden raisins. A light meal with plenty… Read More

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17th December 2020

Mould Rind Cheese and How Best To Store It

Cheese rinds form during the process of aging the cheese and there are three types, bloomy, washed and natural. Bloomy is the white, soft to the touch cheeses like Brie or Camembert, these cheeses are coated with edible mould. Washed rind cheeses are those with an orange outside and are… Read More

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11th December 2020

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Cheese and Alcohol Pairings

The festive season is coming, and we all know it’s about great company, good quality food and that perfect little tipple of choice. Our gatherings may be much smaller this year, or even virtual, but what should not change is that it is a real occasion to spend with your… Read More

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3rd December 2020

Cheese Board Accompaniments: The Traditional, The Weird and The Wonderful

Do you know what makes a cheese board completely irresistible? When the cheeses are surrounded by beautifully selected accompanying nibbles. When adding a wide selection of accompaniments to your cheeses you quickly develop a range of textures and flavour combinations to be enjoyed. At Futura Foods we gathered the thoughts… Read More

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26th November 2020

How to Perfect Your Cheeseboard

The party season is coming and although we may not know exactly what it will look like in 2020, we can begin to prepare ourselves for whatever the festivities will bring by thinking of a firm favorite crowd pleasing subject, a cheeseboard! When selecting the perfect combination of delights for… Read More

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9th November 2020

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Salad Cheese, Not Just For Salads

It’s the season where amber leaves are falling from the trees, darkness takes over early evening, the clocks go back and the temperature drops. With Halloween quickly approaching a range of pumpkins and squashes are in season, filling the supermarket shelves with their wonderful autumn colours. When we think of… Read More

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20th October 2020

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Paneer, Not Just for Curry but for Salads too!

We have said it before, our Param Paneer is a great source of protein and a brilliant vegetarian alternative for any tasty dish. With the ability to absorb spices and flavours to the maximum, Paneer makes a good dish to carry any flavour combination you can think of. For 2020… Read More

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10th September 2020

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A Speedy Seasonal Breakfast with Greek Yogurt

We all know that Greek Yogurt is an incredibly versatile ingredient and a great choice for breakfast, a snack or as a dessert topping alternative to cream. It’s full of protein, low in sodium & carbohydrates with a low lactose content.   Our Specifications and Packaging Technologist, Emma, says that Greek… Read More

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8th September 2020

How to perfectly cook Saganaki

A guide of how to cook Saganaki by Jo Carter, Product Development Controller, Futura Foods. Read More

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1st September 2020

Fun Feta Facts

As we all know, Feta is the ever popular Greek cheese with a distinctly salty and creamy taste, with a perfectly crumbly texture. But do you know these fun facts about this wonderful Greek delight: • Feta (φέτα) in Greek, means slice. • Feta is produced typically with sheep… Read More

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14th August 2020

Paneer, Not Just for Curry

Our Param Paneer is a versatile cooking cheese that packs a protein punch. Absorbing flavour, this cheese is perfect for many tasty dishes. As big believers of adaptability in our products we know that Paneer could be a game changer for menus and at home cooking. Our Marketing Executive,… Read More

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22nd July 2020

Yamas! Greek Yogurt

Health benefits of Greek Yogurt

Traditionally strained Greek Yogurt has been a part of the Mediterranean diet for hundreds of years! Aside from its fantastic flavour and great versatility, this ingredient is also the perfect addition to a balanced diet. Here’s why: • Thick texture and a good source of protein make it very filling… Read More

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20th May 2020

How to cook Halloumi

A short video to share some insight into how to cook Halloumi made by Jo Carter, Product Development Controller, Futura Foods. Read More

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30th April 2020

Zesty Tangerine, Halloumi & Mint Salad

A light & zingy salad ready for days in the sunshine

Ingredients

250g YAMAS! Halloumi
2 tangerines
A handful of pitted dried dates
A handful of fresh mint leaves
Pomegranate seeds
Olive oil

Instructions

To begin, peel, deseed, and de-skin the tangerine segments.
Chop the dates into small chunks.
Chop the mint into thin strips.
Add all of the above to a bowl and toss with a tbsp. of olive oil. Then set aside.
Place a frying pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of oil.
Cut the Halloumi block into 1cm thick pieces.
Once cut place in the pan and cook until evenly brown on both sides.
Place the Halloumi on top of the mint, tangerine and date salad.
Sprinkle over a generous amount of pomegranate seeds and serve.
Something fresh for a summer menu.

Great to share with friends, al fresco!

Futura Now

MiChesse: The Chedd Adventure

I would like to start this story by saying, I didn’t know I was of the calibre to be shipped off to Futura Foods Wales, I didn’t know I would be hand selected for something special and I didn’t know where I would end up. But this is my incredible… Read More

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5th March 2021

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A Brexit deal means PDO is here to stay!

So it finally happened, a deal was made between the UK and the EU following Brexit. Brexit caused changes in our relationship with our European neighbours, from EU law to free trade and friendly cooperation. The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed to unprecedented 100% tariff liberalisation, meaning… Read More

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3rd March 2021

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Happy St David’s Day, Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

It’s the 1st of March, a patriotic day for Wales. A day to celebrate the patron saint David, or Dewi Sant in Welsh. He was a man born on the South-West coast of Wales, near where the town of St David is today. He was a man of miracles and… Read More

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1st March 2021

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2020 Reflection and 2021 Optimism

As we begin 2021 with a fresh mind and focus on new beginnings. We also take time to reflect on 2020 and both its challenges and successes. Our Managing Director, Hans Christiansen at Futura Foods reflects on the year. “2020 has been challenging to say it the least and we… Read More

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6th January 2021

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Auditing During Lockdown

The phrases “Covid-19”, “pandemic” and “lockdown” have plagued 2020. But what has this meant for producing food and in particular, cheese? It’s meant that food suppliers, sellers and businesses have needed to amend how they work so that shelves can still be stocked for consumers. At Futura we pride ourselves… Read More

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23rd December 2020

Christmas Is The Time For Giving

Christmas is a time of year that we remember our loved ones, our traditions and the wonderful gift of giving. At Futura Foods we take part in charitable giving each year, this year we supported two local charities, Cheltenham open Door and Operation Christmas Child, as well as taking part… Read More

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22nd December 2020

It’s Time To Celebrate, The Food and Drink Supply Chain Excellence Award

On 12th November 2020 a virtual ceremony took place to announce the winners of the Supply Chain Awards. The awards have been running for 23 years and are organised by Logistics Manager magazine. The virtual awards had, understandably, replaced the Gala Dinner at Hilton Park Lane. Although, that did not… Read More

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20th November 2020

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The PAPA Awards & Judging 2020

In a year not experiencing a pandemic, the PAPA awards would have meant a visit to the European Pizza and Pasta Show then a remarkable dinner and awards ceremony. With virtual judging, virtual award presenting and the brief presentation only to previous winners or short listed entrants, like many other… Read More

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19th November 2020

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A Year of Wonder and Delight at Futura Foods Wales

A little over a year ago Futura Foods, together with Nordex Food Group, saw an opportunity they could not miss: a cheese factory in North Wales was on the market! With some of the most modern machines in Europe contained within the factory, the overwhelming feeling was that it was… Read More

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18th September 2020

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Foodservice & Eat Out To Help Out

With Foodservice outlets such as restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs opening up following the Covid-19 shut downs, more than 72,000 establishments took advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out government scheme, during August 2020. In excess of 64 million meals have been sold, showing the scheme really took off… Read More

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3rd September 2020

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Futura Foods Wales, Strengthening our Customer Relationships Through the Pandemic and Beyond

Recently we have been asking our directors, how Covid-19 has affected their area of the business, the impact it has had on their sector and how the team is moving forward. This week’s article is from Andrew, the Factory Director at Futura Foods Wales. Andrew said “It is very clear… Read More

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28th July 2020

Food Manufacturing, Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

Today we asked our Food Manufacturing Sales Director, Mark, how the sector was coping with the recent changes caused by Covid-19. Mark said “At the commencement of lockdown, consumers were turning to retail for food supplies due to the closures of foodservice outlets. This meant we were then preparing for… Read More

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23rd July 2020

A Swim to Aspire Others

Our Commercial Controller for Futura Foods Wales, Simon, has done something incredible for the charity Aspire! On Thursday 16th July 2020, Simon, alongside five other people, swam the English Channel in a relay race. It was a challenging swim in 15°c where each person in the team swam one by… Read More

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21st July 2020

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Foodservice, the Green Shoots of Recovery

Today we asked our Foodservice Director, John, how the sector was coping with the recent changes within Foodservice. John advised “As we all know, our trade sector has been really affected over the last few months, and the pandemic has hit all in the industry hard. Not just affecting sales… Read More

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13th July 2020

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Futura Foods Wales achieves BRC grade during lockdown

At Futura Foods, we are fully committed to providing high quality products, whether it be from our own site or from our suppliers. Which is why we are very happy to confirm that our processing site in Wales has achieved an AA grade in the recent BRC audit. To… Read More

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26th May 2020

Covid19

Our response to Covid-19

Futura Foods are ready and adapting to the challenges of a changing market. We won’t let a pandemic get in our way! Foodservice, one of the markets we know and love, has been impacted quite heavily. With some of our customers needing to close their doors, we have remained strong… Read More

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18th May 2020

Futura Foods Wales

Futura Foods Wales update

Futura Foods Wales is our UK production site for cutting, blending and packing. Located in Minffordd, North Wales. Our flexible high quality site offers multiple product formats and packing solutions combined with product innovation. Everything you could require under one roof. We are continually investing for the future and offer… Read More

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18th May 2020

Upcoming Events

Predicted Rising Food Trends for 2021 and 2022

Covid-19 has made things a little different in 2020, it has shaped the way consumers behave and influenced their choices and how shopping is conducted. A recent release of information by thefoodpeople shows there are new and rising trends afoot and for 2021 and 2022. The Mini Splurge: Consumers are… Read More

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30th December 2020

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Brexit, The Very Careful Steps Forward

It feels like an age with everything that has happened during 2020, and you might have forgotten all about it, but Brexit was real and the United Kingdom left the European Union on 31st January 2020. The global pandemic may have pushed Brexit off the front pages of the press… Read More

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24th September 2020

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Futura Foods will be at Casual Dining 2021

The pandemic has swept the world. Some things are changing, we are getting into the swing of the new normal and facing the challenges head on. Although shows and exhibitions have been put (very far) on the back burner for the foreseeable, we remain optimistic for future events. Read More

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26th May 2020

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Food Trends for 2020

Our sales and innovation teams are always keeping their ear firmly to the ground, picking out the best food trends that await us in the remainder of 2020. From influences globally to what we might be doing in our own kitchens, here is what we think will be big. Read More

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20th May 2020

Get in touch

If you don’t see the product that you are looking for it is possible that we could develop or source a product specifically for you. Want to find out more about how we make it easy to find dairy solutions?

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Futura Foods UK Ltd.
The Priory, Long Street, Dursley,
Gloucestershire GL11 4HR