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    As vice president of cheese and consumer products marketing, I am responsible for developing impactful marketing strategies and programs that enhance international demand for U.S. cheese and consumer dairy products. Since I started at USDEC in 2000, I have sought to educate overseas importers, distributors, retail buyers, chefs and foodservice professionals on the tastes, applications and quality of U.S. cheese through a variety of initiatives.
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  • U.S. Cheesemakers Medal Strongly Again at World Cheese Awards

    November 29, 2018 by Angelique Hollister

    US cheesemakers continue to receive global recognition, winning 89 medals in a prestigious international competition. In fact, U.S. cheeses rank third overall in total medal counts since 2011, only behind Spain and UK and ahead of better known cheese making countries like France and Italy.

    The 2018 edition of the World Cheese Awards were held this month in Bergen, Norway. A record-breaking 3,500 cheeses from six continents were entered. An international panel of 230 experts from 29 nations ranked U.S. cheeses among the best in the world.

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  • Cheese Helping Foodservice Thrive

    April 13, 2017 by Angelique Hollister

    The global appetite for cheese is expanding. Cheese consumption accounts for a reported 13% of global dairy consumption and is increasing at a rate of approximately 2% each year.1 The U.S. dairy industry is adequately prepared for this demand thanks to  its rising, year-round, milk production capacity and ever-expanding portfolio of more than 600 cheese types. As an integral part of many regional and national cuisines, U.S. cheese is key to successful offerings that meet the health and taste needs of consumers.

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  • Pairing U.S. Cheese, Wine and Beer Creates a Flavorful Holiday Menu

    December 21, 2016 by Angelique Hollister

    The holidays are a chance to add new menu offerings that encourage flavor exploration and conversation. A cheese plate pairs traditional delicacies with a wide-range of flavor profiles for an adventurous seasonal dish. The main ingredient is outstanding-quality specialty cheeses from the United States, which offer innovative flavors for an impressive appetizer, entrée or dessert. Here are a few pairings we hope will help you successfully create a U.S. cheese plate to expand your menu in time for the holidays.

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  • Cheese Upgrades Menu Offerings

    September 16, 2016 by Angelique Hollister

    Foodservice trends feature upgraded menu offerings thanks to an increased desire for bold-flavor cheeses and superior dining experiences. This expanded consumer appreciation of cheese is being addressed with inspiring new culinary creations and U.S. cheeses has more to offer than ever before with outstanding quality and variety.

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  • Millennials Driving Cheese Innovation

    June 28, 2016 by Angelique Hollister

    Traditional cheeses will always have a special bond with consumers, but cravings for cheese innovation is putting the spotlight on specialty and unique cheeses. Numerous recent industry reports show that consumers are buying more cheese, but their expectations are rising with every purchase and lifestyle decision.

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