Who: A local cheese manufacturer was referred to us by a current customer. This company is well known throughout the United States for their cheddar cheese.
What: This local cheese manufacturer desired to keep their cheese fresh during the aging process. In order to keep their cheese fresh, the company asked us to come up with a solution to fill their cheese blocks and wheels.
During the aging process, cheese is tested by a certified grader. The grader uses a cheese trier, a tool used to test the aging process of cheese, to remove a plug of cheese from a block or wheel. The plug is then tested by the grader for color, odor, flavor and more. After cheese is tested, the remaining plug is usually put back into the original block or wheel. If the plug is not put back into the original block or wheel, the cheese can potentially dry and mold.
Result: To meet the request for this local cheese manufacturer, we decided to send two wax blends for them to test. Initially, the two wax blends worked for the local cheese manufacturer. However, as the the colder months rolled in, the company realized the wax blends were not soft enough to apply to their cheese blocks and wheels during the aging process.
In order to combat this company’s dilemma, we did what we do best – created a cost-effective custom wax blend. The customer was pleased with the wax blend we created for them and, as a result, will be placing more orders in the future.
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