Specialty Food Magazine

Winter 2019

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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McNamara of Roche Bros. says that craft cocktail mixers will continue to gain momentum in the year ahead, with a focus on clean ingredient labels. "People want cleaner, better-for-you ingredients, even in their cocktails, without the added sugar," she says. Charcuterie and Cheese Strange of Whole Foods singled out char- cuterie as a meat category where "a lot of cool things are happening," including a pro- liferation of local and hyper-local producers, as well as a focus on animal welfare. "Charcuterie is super-hot," she says. Unique imported meats, including por- chetta and culatello, are also increasingly in demand in the U.S., says Strange. She also cites an evolution in the cheese category—aged cheeses have been popular for some time, but fresh cheeses are mak- ing a comeback, she says. In addition, more mixed-milk cheeses—made from a blend of sheep's milk, cow's milk, and/or goat's milk—are expected to be popular in the year ahead. "It's very typical in Europe, and we'll start to see a lot more of that here," notes Strange. She also expects to see more interest in stronger-f lavored cheeses and aromatic cheeses, such as washed-rind varieties. Cheeses meant for grilling are poised to gain in 2019. In addition to grilling hal- loumi cheese, which has long been popular, Strange predicts more grilling done of other varieties of cheese, such as Camembert, kas- seri, and Manouri. F R O M FA R M T O M A R K E T Jake, a fourth generation member of the Jasper Family, is proud to continue the farming traditions passed down for over 70 years. Each of Jake's bold flavors are made from premium almonds and roasted in small batches to deliver exceptional quality. Try one of his many exciting new flavors. JASPER SPECIALTY FOODS Specializing in the production of unique almond related food snacks, confections, and other treats for the gourmet food market. P O Box 311 Newman CA 95360 | 209.862.3033 | 800.255.1641 info@jasperspecialtyfoods.com | www.jasperspecialtyfoods.com Starting with the finest California Almonds, Nunes Farms creates exceptional almond snacks and mouth watering confections. Whether you're looking for a health conscious bite or a sinfully delicious treat, Nunes Farms creates flavors from delicate to dramatic and everything in between. # 6069 C O M E V I S I T U S BOOTH TM TM TM NEW! Winter Fancy Food Show Booth 6069 Charcuterie is a meat category where "a lot of cool things are happening," including a proliferation of local and hyper-local producers, as well as a focus on animal welfare. WINTER 2019 51

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