Specialty Food Magazine

Fall 2020

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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Though they've been on the rise year-round, truffle cheeses are expected to climb even more dramatically this fourth quarter. Truffle Cheeses Elevate the Holidays BY JANET FLETCHER Maison de la Truffe Brie à la Truffe Noire PHOTO: FROMI 32 SPECIALTY FOOD SPECIALTYFOOD.COM 32 SPECIALTY FOOD SPECIALTYFOOD.COM CHEESE FOCUS N o longer merely a holiday item, truffle cheeses sell briskly all year. But demand spikes as people plan holiday gatherings and relax their purse strings a bit. Get-togethers will no doubt be fewer and smaller this year, but indulgent cheeses will still be on many shoppers' lists, even if only for indulging themselves. "I have seen truffle cheeses in general double their sales in the last five years," says Stephanie Ciano, a top executive with World's Best Cheese, the New York-based importer and distributor. And the number of selections has mushroomed as well.

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