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Greek Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

Greek Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

Posted on September 29, 2014

 

Our favorite flavor of fall has to be Pumpkin. Add a little fall flavor to your Greek Cream Cheese with this amazing recipe!

Greek Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

 

Ingredients:

  • 8oz. bar Greek Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice

In a small bowl, beat Greek Cream Cheese, brown sugar and pumpkin spice mix until smooth. Add canned pumpkin and maple syrup. Beat until smooth. Refrigerate for one hour or longer. Enjoy on everything.

Greek Cream Cheese in Men's Fitness

Greek Cream Cheese in Men's Fitness

Posted on September 10, 2014

Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CPT, CDN, and CEO of NY Nutrition Group reviews 12 new protein-boosted packaged foods in the September issue of Men's Fitness Magazine, and gives Greek Cream Cheese a thumbs up.

Greek Cream Cheese Men's Fitness

Ready for NFL 2014?

Ready for NFL 2014?

Posted on September 05, 2014

Are you ready for the NFL 2014 season? We've got your game time snacks covered wth this Greek Cream Cheese Tailgating Dip!

 

Greek cream Cheese Tailgating Dip Recipe

Greek Cream Cheese in Today's Dietitian Magazine!

Greek Cream Cheese in Today's Dietitian Magazine!

Posted on September 04, 2014

Read why Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT, and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, likes Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese in the August issue of Today's Dietitian.  

About Today's Dietitian

Today’s Dietitian is the only independent magazine written specifically for registered dietitians & nutrition professionals.

With more than a decade of experience serving the nutrition community, Today's Dietetian is renowned as the most reliable resource for the nutrition trends, education, private practice advice, news and information.

Today's Dietetian covers the subjects nutrition professionals want to read about. Each month our content provides the best practices and recommendations for clients, including diabetes management, heart health, food allergies, and weight control, as well as the latest in nutrition research, supplements, and culinary trends, including gluten-free living, vegan and vegetarian diets, organic foods, and more.

 

It's National Waffle Week!

It's National Waffle Week!

Posted on September 03, 2014

We're celebrating National Waffle Week with a few our favorites. Van Natural Foods Waffles, Driscoll's Strawberries, and plenty of Greek Cream Cheese. Enjoy!

 

Greek Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwich

Celebrate Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day

Posted on September 01, 2014

Red, White, Blue & Greek = Labor Day—with a twist. Inspired by Taste of Home.Recipe.

Greek Cream Cheese Labor Day Treat Recipe

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Posted on August 29, 2014

We've got your #LaborDay weekend dessert covered with this Greek Cream Cheese Oreo ice cream treat. No churn = no extra work. Enjoy!  

Greek Cream Cheese Oreo Ice Cream

 

Celebrate Labor Day with this Greek Cream Cheese Oreo Ice Cream dessert. The best part of this recipe is, aside from the Greek Cream Cheese and Oreo's, is that's it's simple to make and no need to churn for hours. Enjoy!

  • 8oz. package Greek Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 Oreo cookies, coursely chopped

Use an electric mixer to smooth Greek Cream Cheese then blend in condensed milk until creamy. Slowly add whipping cream and mix to stiff peaks. Add half of the Greek Cream Cheese mixture to a loaf-sized or similar container. Sprinkle mixture with half of the cookie pieces. Add remaining Greek Cream Cheese mixture and spread the rest of the cookies on top. Gently swirl the cookie pieces through the mixture. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or unti firm. Allow time for ice cream to soften a bit at room temperature before serving.

 

 

 

2014 Football Season!

2014 Football Season!

Posted on August 27, 2014

We're kicking-off the 2014 Football Season with this! Thanks for the idea Frank's RedHot. Pick it all up Walmart #CollegeFootball #NCAA

 

Greek Cream Cheese Game Day Dip

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Boston!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Boston!

Posted on August 21, 2014

Tomorrow, come hear from Jeff Lahens on how you can dress yourself to succeed! Oficio will open at 10am. #Boston #Cowork Design Museum Boston #GreekCreamCheeseTakeover

 

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Boston

August is a Busy Month!

August is a Busy Month!

Posted on August 11, 2014

August is Kids Eat Right month and we've got you covered with Greek Cream Cheese. It makes breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and before bed treats a snap! #BackToSchool

 

 Greek Cream Cheese Back to School

Happy National S'mores Day!

Happy National S'mores Day!

Posted on August 10, 2014

It’s  National Smores Day. Yes, it’s a real holiday, people. Celebrate with this Greek Cream Cheese S'mores Spread!

Greek Cream Cheese S'mores Spread

Happy National Cheesecake Day!

Happy National Cheesecake Day!

Posted on July 30, 2014

It's here...National Cheesecake Day! We've put our own Greek Cream Cheese twist on the classic cheesecake. Enjoy the creaminess, texture and flavor of the classic with less fat and more protein—now that's something to celebrate! Recipe.

 

Greek Cream Cheese Blueberry Cheesecake

The 6th annual Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival!

The 6th annual Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival!

Posted on July 15, 2014

The 6th annual Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014. We can't wait to see you there.
Over 200 Vermont cheeses will be the centerpiece of the annual Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival at Shelburne Farms this summer, along with dozens of specialty foods, fine wines, and locally crafted beer. 

Set on the shores of Lake Champlain at the picturesque Shelburne Farms, the Festival will feature more than 40 Vermont cheesemakers who will be sampling and selling their products. Cooking and cheesemaking demonstrations, wine tastings, and seminars will round out the afternoon.
Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on July 11, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese hitting the shelves at Hannaford Supermarkets in New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont!

Franklin Foods' Food Service Menu Tip

Franklin Foods' Food Service Menu Tip

Posted on July 09, 2014

Wedding season is in full-force! Need a simple and elegant appetizer idea for your next wedding reception? Hahn's Salmon and Cream Cheese Profiteroles are quick and easy for your team to make and serve to guests. Four simple ingredients is all you need:

  • Hahn's Cream Cheese
  • Favorite Smoked Salmon
  • Pre-made profiteroles
  • Garnish with dill

Franklin Foods' Food Service Menu Tip

Sweeten Up Your July 4th Picnic Table

Sweeten Up Your July 4th Picnic Table

Posted on July 03, 2014

Add a little something sweet to your #July4th picnic table. Here’s a quick little recipe that’s easy to make and will be fun for the kids, too!

Greek Cream Cheese Sweet Dunking Dip!

Greek Cream Cheese Sweet Dunking Dip


•8oz. Greek Cream Cheese, softened
•7oz. jar marshmallow creme
•1Tsp. pure vanilla extract
•1Tbs. lemon juice

Make it a Tasty July 4th!

Make it a Tasty July 4th!

Posted on July 02, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad will be a welcome addition to your picnic table. Bright and refreshing, and lightened up with Greek Cream Cheese—everyone will  be asking for this recipe!

Greek Cream Cheese Lemon Pesto Salad

Recipe:

  • 1 lb. Orecchiette pasta
  • 6 oz. Greek Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 oz. basil pesto
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 oz. parmesan cheese, grated

Cook pasta according to package instructions and cool. Blend Greek Cream Cheese, mayonnaise, basil pesto and lemon juice until smooth. Add mixture to pasta. Gently stir in peas and sprinkle with parmesan cheese to finish. Serve chilled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate National Blueberry Month

Celebrate National Blueberry Month

Posted on July 01, 2014

Love Blueberries? We do, and we're celebrating National Blueberry Month with our new Greek Blueberry Whipped Cream Cheese.

Greek Blueberry Cream Cheese

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Boston!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Boston!

Posted on June 25, 2014

The perfect way to start your morning and get over the mid-week hump, enjoy Greek Cream Cheese, pumped with protein, low fat, with your morning bagel and coffee. Greek Cream Cheese Takeover at Oficio in downtown Boston on Wednesday, June 25.

 

Oficio Co-Working in Boston, MAGreek Cream Cheese Takeover at Oficio in downton Boston

Happy First Day of Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer!

Posted on June 21, 2014

Trust us, this refreshing, crisp and creamy Greek Cream Cheese Summer Slaw will be your go-to summer salad this year. Happy First Day of Summer!

 

Greek Cream Cheese Summer Cole Slaw

  • 3oz. of Greek Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup of Best Foods Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. French's Mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. garli powder
  • 2 green tail onions, white and light green parts, finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 16oz. package of Fresh Express 3 color Deli Cole Slaw (Optional)

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Arizona!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Arizona!

Posted on June 18, 2014

Head on over today to our friends at Gangplank and check out why they've been voted one of the most innovative collaborative workspaces! You may even get to snack on Greek Cream Cheese while you work on your next big idea. #GreekCreamCheeseTakeover http://bit.ly/1oGl9ys http://gangplankhq.com/ 

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Florida!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Florida!

Posted on June 17, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese Takevover happening on June 19th at Colab in Orlando, Florida. Colab is Orlando's first co-working space, and is a vibrant community for independents, freelancers, startups + you!

CoLab Orlando, Florida

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover at CoLab in Orlando, Florida

Fitness Magazine!

Fitness Magazine!

Posted on June 05, 2014

Batter Up!

"Pass the syrup" and "protein packed" can coexist. These carbtastic new breakfast foods have two or more times the protein as hunger-busting protein as their conventional counterparts.

  • FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix
  • Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese
  • Nature Valley Cranberry Almond Protein Crunchy Granola

Fitness Magazine June 2014 - Greek Cream Cheese

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Texas!

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover Texas!

Posted on June 05, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese Takevover happening on June 20th at LinkCoworking in Austin, Texas!

LinkCoworking Austin, Texas

Greek Cream Cheese Takeover

Celebrate National Cheese Day!

Celebrate National Cheese Day!

Posted on June 04, 2014

We're celebrating #NationalCheeseDay with a new twist on the classic BLT. Mayo is out. Greek Cream Cheese is in.#SpreadTheLove

Greek Cream Cheese BLT

 

Happy June! Happy Dairy Month!

Happy June! Happy Dairy Month!

Posted on June 01, 2014

Schools are getting out and that means kids (big and small) are home and hungry. Make it easy and have plenty of Greek Cream Cheese on-hand. Perfect for morning bagels, afternoon snacks and late-night cravings. Greek Cream Cheese is rolling out to more retailers. We welcome aboard Hy-Vee, Stater Brothers, Bashas' Supermarkets and Winn-Dixie!

Greek Cream Cheese - Schools Out Greeks In

Summer Weather Is Heating Up!

Summer Weather Is Heating Up!

Posted on May 30, 2014

Summer weather is heating up, and we've made it easy to lighten up your sweet cravings with a Greek Cream Cheese Cherry Vanilla Parfait.

Greek Cream Cheese Cherry Lemon Parfait

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar of Dark Morello Cherries (in light syrup)
  • 1 8oz. package of Greek Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of Fage Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup Trader Joe's Wafer Cookies, crumbled

Blend Greek Cream Cheese, vanilla yogurt and honey with hand mixer until smooth. Add 1/2 jar of cherries and gently fold into mixture. Layer 2-3 tablespoons of Greek Cream Cheese mixture and crumbled wafers. Repeat to fill glasses. Finish with additional cherries and wafers. Makes approximately 4 servings

Weekend Party Dip!

Weekend Party Dip!

Posted on May 23, 2014

Onion Dip and potato chips will never be the same! Serve this to your weekend guests and watch it disappear. #RecipeRedux

Weekend Party Dip! Greek Cream Cheese Caramelized Onion Dip

  • 2-3 caramelized Vidalia or yellow onions (sautéed in butter and olive oil with an optional 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper)
  • 8 oz. Greek Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Daisy Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve with Cape Cod Potato Chips

 

Greek Out Your Hot Dog!

Greek Out Your Hot Dog!

Posted on May 23, 2014

Your first cookout hot dog of the summer? Make it amazing! Put Greek Cream Cheese Hot Dog Schmear on your picnic table and your guests will love this new take on a summertime classic.

Greek Cream Cheese Hot Dog Schmear

  • 1 cup Greek Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine Greek Cream Cheese and Dijon mustard into a bowl and stir gently until blended. Spread on your favorite Hebrew National Hot Dog.

 

 

Memorial Day Menu Tip from Jackie

Memorial Day Menu Tip from Jackie

Posted on May 22, 2014

Planning your Memorial Day Weekend menu? My friends and I decided to spice things up this year with Greek Cream Cheese Jalapeño Stuffed Burgers! Recipe: http://bit.ly/RXMYDb 

Memorial Day Weekend Greek Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Burgers

 

Greek Cream Cheese Springtime Recipe Idea

Greek Cream Cheese Springtime Recipe Idea

Posted on May 12, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese Basil Pasta Toss

Mother's Day Meringues

Mother's Day Meringues

Posted on May 08, 2014

Surpise Mom this weekend with this easy-to-whip-up sweet treat! Swirl or spoon Strawberry Whipped Greek Cream Cheese into premade meringue shells and sprinkle grated dark chocolate on top.

Strawberry Whipped Greek Cream Cheese

 

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese

Posted on May 07, 2014

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese is popping up at retailers across the country. Perfect for your Wine Wednesday party!

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese

Greek Out Your Guacamole Dip for Cinco De Mayo!

Greek Out Your Guacamole Dip for Cinco De Mayo!

Posted on May 04, 2014

We've put a new spin on the classic Guacamole Dip recipe.

  • 8oz. Greek Cream Cheese, softened
  • 6 Hass Avocados
  • 8oz. Santa Barbara Salsa
  • 1/2 Lime - Juice
  • Mix all ingredients, salt and pepper to taste, and serve with Tostitos.

Greek Cream Cheese Guacamole

 

 

Enjoy Cinco De Mayo with Greek Cream Cheese!

Enjoy Cinco De Mayo with Greek Cream Cheese!

Posted on May 03, 2014

Greek Salsa Cream Cheese Dip

  • 8oz. Greek Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8oz. Santa Barbara Garden Style Salsa
  • 3 Shakes of McIlhenny Company Red Tabasco
  • 1/2 Lemon - Juice
  • Serve wih Tostitos

Combine Greek Cream Cheese, Santa Barbara Salsa, Tabasco, and Lemon Juice in a bowl, and stir gently until blended. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with Tostitos. Serves 6-8

Greek Cream Cheese Salsa Dip

 

Relay for Life in Chandler, Arizona

Relay for Life in Chandler, Arizona

Posted on May 02, 2014

Good luck to all the Relayers tonight at the 2014 American Cancer Society Chandler AZ Relay for Life. So far over 1K participants have raised over $162K! Keep up the great work and thanks for letting Greek Cream Cheese be a part of this event.

Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine

Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine

Posted on May 01, 2014

Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine May/June 2014 - Greek Cream Cheese

Celebrating Healthy Choices with Greek Cream Cheese

Celebrating Healthy Choices with Greek Cream Cheese

Posted on April 25, 2014

We're all about celebrating #HealthyChoices. 

Brian, Franklin Foods West Production Supervisor, is participating in tomorrow's 10th Annual Pat Tillman Foundation (Official) Run in Arizona. Here are a few of his tips and favorite pre-race meal:

-Night before - Eat light and healthy
-Before bed - Light jog or stretching and stay hydrated
-Breakfast - Greek Cream Cheese + whole wheat bagel+ bananas

Greek Cream Cheese - Brian's Pre-Race Meal

Franklin Foods Receives Highest Level of Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF)

Franklin Foods Receives Highest Level of Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF)

Posted on April 17, 2014

FRANKLIN FOODS RECEIVES HIGHEST LEVEL OF SAFE QUALITY FOOD CERTIFICATION (SQF)

 

Franklin Foods’ Vermont and Arizona Manufacturing Facilities Achieve SQF 2000 Level 3

 

Delray Beach, FL— April 17, 2014 - Franklin Foods, the world’s fastest growing cream cheese company, announced today it has received the highest level of certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) for both its Casa Grande, Arizona and Enosburg Falls, Vermont facilities. The SQF 2000 Level 3 certification is the highest level possible for food safety and quality, and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), whose aim is, “safe food for consumers everywhere.”

 

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of Food Marketing Institute (FMI), administers the SQF program. SQF is a leader in global food safety, quality certification, and management systems. The SQF Program provides “independent certification that a suppliers food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulation.” This according to SQF, “enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain.”

 

”We are very proud to be an SQF 2000 Level 3 corporation, and could not have achieved this world-class certification without the dedication and commitment of both our Arizona and Vermont teams. We are now positioned to drive our domestic and international plans for our rapidly growing Greek Cream Cheese brand, Food Service, Retail Private Label and International business,” said Jon Gutknecht, President and CEO of Franklin Foods.

 

About Franklin Foods

Franklin Foods’, corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, AZ.  Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified manufacturer.  Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumers."  Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets. For more information visit: www.franklinfoods.com

 

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Celebrate Easter With Greek Cream Cheese

Celebrate Easter With Greek Cream Cheese

Posted on April 17, 2014

A beautiful bloom to celebrate Easter! Mix springtime herbs with Greek Cream Cheese for a healthy, flavor-filled veggie dip.

 

Greek Cream Cheese Veggie Flower Dip

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on April 10, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese is hitting the shelves at Bashas' in Arizona!

 

Greek Cream Cheese

2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life

2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Posted on April 04, 2014

Good luck to all the Relayers tonight at the 2014 American Cancer Society ASU Relay For Life of Tempe. Thanks for letting Greek Cream Cheese be part of this awesome event!

American Cancer Society Relay for Life ASU

Heart Walk - American Heart Association

Heart Walk - American Heart Association

Posted on March 28, 2014

American Heart Association Heart Walk this weekend in Phoenix! Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and enjoy the Greek Cream Cheese samples.

Tour de Cure - American Diabetes Association

Tour de Cure - American Diabetes Association

Posted on March 20, 2014

Tour de Cure this weekend in Phoenix! Please stop by and enjoy a sample of our Greek Cream Cheese!

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Posted on March 06, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese National Nutrition Month Tips

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on March 05, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese is hitting the shelves at Stater Brothers in Southern California.

Greek Cream Cheese Hitting Shelves at Stater Bros.

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on March 04, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese expands distribution to Winn-Dixie stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi!

Greek Cream Cheese Available at Winn Dixie

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on March 01, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution to Sprouts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Kansas, and Georgia!

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on February 12, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese expands distribution to Bi-Lo stores in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee!

Greek Cream Cheese Now Available at Bi-Lo Stores

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on February 08, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese expands distribution to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin! 

Greek Cream Cheese Now Available at Hy-Vee

Family Circle Magazine - Get Cultured

Family Circle Magazine - Get Cultured

Posted on January 09, 2014

These days yogurt comes in so many different varieties that you can eat it at every meal. Sample a few delicious new ways to get your calcium.

  • Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese. Spread Green Mounain Farms Greek Cream Cheese on your toast for more protein and half the fatof cream cheese, plus live and active cultures.
  • OPA by Litehouse low-calorie, high-protein Greek-style yogurt dressing is available in blue cheese, ranch, Caesar and feta dill.
  • Velvety texture and sweet/tart tang meet up in Noosa's Aussie-style yogurt, the result of infusing whole milk with honey. Available in full-bodied flavors lke passion fruit and lemon, plus a rich-tasting plain version.

Family Circle Magazine - Greek Cream Cheese

SHAPE Up with Greek Cream Cheese

SHAPE Up with Greek Cream Cheese

Posted on January 06, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese has more protein and less calories than any breakfast spread or sandwich condiment around, which makes it perfect for anybody watching their waistline in the new year!

Pickup the current issue of SHAPE Magazine for lot's of tips and ideas, and checkout our advertisement!

SHAPE Magazine Greek Cream Cheese

 

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Top 5 Consumer Pick of 2013

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Top 5 Consumer Pick of 2013

Posted on January 05, 2014

Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese selected Top 5 Dairy Product of 2013 in Dairy Foods Magazine consumer poll. Out top 5 selection confirms our product excellence when buying any Franklin Foods product. In addition to our brands Franklin Foods produces Cream Cheese and Flavored Cream Cheese for leading Store Brand Private Labels and Bagel Chains.

Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese is available at Stop and Shop, Giant, Fairway Market, Sam's Club Stores, and more!

In all, more than 20,000 votes were recorded. The 10 products receiving the most votes during the voting period (Dec. 1, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014) are (in order of number of votes received):

  1. Rockin Refuel high-protein milk
  2. Powerful Greek yogurt for men
  3. Cow Wow Cereal Milk
  4. Mueller FrutUp yogurt
  5. Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese - 3X Protein
  6. Kraft 2X Protein Cream Cheese
  7. Magnolia avocado ice cream
  8. Private Selection finishing butters
  9. Chobani Flip
  10. Organic Valley's grassmilk cheese

 

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on January 03, 2014

Greek Cream Cheese is hitting the store shelves at Ingles in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virgina!

 

 

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Greek Cream Cheese Expands Distribution

Posted on December 23, 2013

Greek Cream Cheese is hitting the shelves at Lowes Foods in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia!

Dairy Foods Magazine Contest - Best New Dairy Products 2013

Dairy Foods Magazine Contest - Best New Dairy Products 2013

Posted on December 22, 2013

Dairy Foods editors Sarah Kennedy and Jim Carper reviewed all the new dairy products published in Dairy Foods magazine and on dairyfoods.com in 2013. From the hundreds of products, we nominated 25 dairy foods and beverages. We picked our 10 favorites, based on originality, packaging and taste, see those below. Now it's time for readers to choose their top 10 dairy products. 

Visitors to DairyFoods.com can vote for their favorites from the 25 nominees. After voting, visitors are encouraged to share their favorites via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #BestDairy2013. Winners will be announced January 6 online.

Click on link, scroll down to Franklin Foods Greek Spreadable Cheese, and hit submit! http://www.dairyfoods.com/polls/41

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Processors to Watch in 2014

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Processors to Watch in 2014

Posted on November 15, 2013

Franklin Foods Re-Invents the Cream Cheese Category

By Marina Mayer

What started as an ambitious cheese-based business in Enosburg Falls, Vt., has weathered a century of changing market conditions and consumer preferences. From its horse-and-buggy delivery system in New York City at the end of the 19th century to its nationwide distribution, Franklin Foods continues to re-invent the cream cheese market.

Today, the Delray Beach, Fla.-based company produces more than 50 SKUs out of two manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Hills, Vt., and Casa Grande, Ariz. Products are sold under the Hahn’s, Green Mountain Farms, Lombardi’sand Casa Grande Farms brands. Its mission— Re-Invent Cream Cheese.hat started as an ambitious cheese-based business in Enosburg Falls, Vt., has weathered a century of changing market conditions and consumer preferences. From its horse-and-buggy delivery system in New York City at the end of the 19th century to its nationwide distribution, Franklin Foods continues to re-invent the cream cheese market.

One trend Franklin Foods continues to tap into is providing products that can be used in multiple dayparts. That’s why it introduced what is said to be the industry’s first Greek Cream Cheese.

Available nationwide in 10,000 stores, Franklin Foods’ Greek cream cheese is made with a combination of farm fresh dairy and Greek yogurt in small batches and delivers two times the protein and 50% less fat than regular cream cheese. Spread on bagels or crackers or use to simply lighten up recipes, the Greek cream cheese comes in 8-ounce bars, 8-ounce whipped and 12-ounce tubs.

Just in time for the holidays is Franklin Foods’ new Greek Spreadable Cheese. It comes in Cucumber Garlic, Garlic & Herb, Roasted Red Pepper and Sundried Tomato in 6.5-ounce containers, and can be found in the dairy and refrigerated deli sections.

“Greek cream cheese is a new choice in the dairy aisle for Greek yogurt and cream cheese lovers alike,” says Rocco Cardinale, vice president of Franklin Foods West, Casa Grande, Ariz.

 

Growth of Greek cream cheese

To keep up with the growing demand for Greek cream cheese, Franklin Foods opened the Franklin Foods West manufacturing facility. Located in Casa Grande, Ariz., the new facility greatly expands manufacturing capacity for Franklin Foods’ rapidly growing foodservice, industrial, retail private label and international business.

The new Casa Grande facility produces a full line of cultured cream cheese, direct-set cream cheese and cream cheese-based products, including the new Greek cream cheese. Plus, the 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility has extensive packaging capabilities and is able to package cream cheese products in 8-ounce bars, 6- to 24-ounce cups, 5-pound tubs, 3-pound loaves and 30-pound bulk sizes.

“Franklin Foods West’s diversified product mix and packaging capabilities will be distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, retail private label and supermarket accounts across the Western U.S. and support booming export sales around the world,” Cardinale says.

Additionally, Franklin Foods is said to be one of only 285 dairy processing manufacturers worldwide to achieve SQF 2000 Level 3 certification. In fact, they hold 10 patents for yogurt cream cheese technology.

“Franklin Foods has been making cream cheese for more than 100 years. Our commitment to excellent quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continue. What was true back in 1899 is true today—if you make a good, wholesome and innovative product, you will find an audience,” says Cardinale.

 

Company Name: Franklin Foods

HQs: Delray Beach, Fla.

Est.: 1899

No. of Employees: 150

Distribution: International

Products: Cultured cream cheese, Greek cream cheese, Cream cheese, Mascarpone, flavored dips and spreads, Baking Cheeze Blend and Neufchatel cheese.

Brands: Hahn’s, Green Mountain Farms, Lombardi’s, Casa Grande Farms

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Food Processing Picks Favorite New Food and Beverage Products from 2013

Food Processing Picks Favorite New Food and Beverage Products from 2013

Posted on November 13, 2013

Green Mountain Farms Cream Cheese & Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt meets bagels with double the protein, live cultures.

While shopping at a Fresh Market store in Normal, Ill., I recently encountered Greek Cream Cheese, a line of cream cheese products formulated with Greek-style yogurt.

GreenMountainFarmsWith the popularity of Greek yogurt my skeptic alarm went off initially, but right on the front panel of the container I found that the plain spread contains twice the protein and half the fat of standard soft cream cheese, with live and active cultures thrown in. At the end of the day, the nutrition profile is what draws consumers to Greek yogurt, so I think I can call this authentic.

Made by Franklin Foods Inc., Delray Beach, Fla., the line is marketed under the company's Green Mountain Farms brand. The spread follows the initial introduction in September 2012 of a brick form. The latest extension offers flavors including Cucumber Garlic, Roasted Red Pepper, and Sundried Tomato. Fruit flavors are also in the pipeline. The plain spread tasted just like other low-fat cream cheeses but with those nutritional bonuses associated with Greek yogurt. It's available at major retailers in 6.5- 8 oz. containers for $3.99-4.59.

David Phillips - Technical Editor

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Enter Greek Out Contest

Enter Greek Out Contest

Posted on November 09, 2013

Share your best Greek Out of the Week with us and you win a $100 gift card to participating retailers!

Your Greek Out can be a video, photo, song, recipe—anything! The only requirement is to be creative. Just post it to our Greek Cream Cheese Facebook wall or submit togreekcreamcheese@gmail.com and we'll pick a new winner every Saturday. Five lucky runner ups will recieve a coupon for free Greek Cream Cheese

Kroger Greek Cream Cheese Now Available

Kroger Greek Cream Cheese Now Available

Posted on November 05, 2013

Kroger Greek Cream Cheese is now available at 2,400 stores across 31 states. Look for Kroger Greek Cream Cheese at Kroger, Ralph's, Dillons, Smith's, King Soopers, Fry's, QFC, City Market, Owen's, Jay C., Pay Less, Baker's, Gerbes, Scott's Food & Pharmacy, Fred Meyer, Dillon's Marketplace, Fry's Marketplace, King Soopers Marketplace, Smith's Marketplace. 

Vermont Gas Now Serving Enosburg and Franklin Foods with Natural Gas

Posted on October 09, 2013

Vermont Gas has announced that it is now serving Franklin Foods with natural gas. Franklin Foods is a regionally-important business that employs over 100 people. The company, founded in Franklin County in 1899, is the third-largest cream cheese producer in the country and is known for its excellent quality and dairy innovation.

Vermont Gas is adding 14 miles of natural gas distribution pipeline that will provide a more affordable, cleaner and safe energy option for 490 residential and 110 commercial customers in the Village of Enosburg.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with Franklin Foods to provide them with cleaner, lower cost energy and to bring natural gas service to the residents of Enosburg," said Don Gilbert, President and CEO of Vermont Gas.  "We hear repeatedly from Vermont businesses about how important it is to lower their cost of energy in order to compete nationally and maintain or grow their work force locally.  It gives us a great deal of satisfaction to be able to extend the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas service to more of Vermont's homes and businesses."

"We are so pleased to finally have natural gas supplied to our Enosburg Falls production facility," said Jon Gutknecht President & CEO of Franklin Foods in Enosburg.  "We were happy to play a role in helping bring this cost effective 'greener' energy benefit not just to our plant, but to all the citizens and businesses of Enosburg."

Franklin Foods is the first customer in Enosburg to be connected to natural gas and work is underway to connect schools, businesses and residential customers this fall.  Vermont Gas' $2.8 million expansion project was announced at a July 9th ground-breaking ceremony at Franklin Foods in Enosburg Falls with state and local officials on hand for the ground-breaking.

"The extension of natural gas service to Enosburg and Franklin Foods by Vermont Gas Systems is a major development for our local economy," said Tim Smith, executive director of the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation.   "The use of natural gas by Franklin Foods will assist them in their ongoing efforts to be more competitive in a global marketplace."

The pipeline, which will be buried underground, is expected to save local customers as much as $1,500,000 per year while reducing their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by almost 1,900 pounds. Natural gas currently costs 44% less than fuel oil and 54% less than propane, and it's one of the cleanest energy sources for thermal processes and space heating.

In Vermont, natural gas residential customers can save up to $2,000 per year when compared to fuel oil or propane; eligible low-income Vermont Gas customers can receive an additional 20% discount. The company's long heritage for safe and reliable operations includes its award-winning energy-efficiency programs, which reduce energy use while saving Vermont homes and businesses more than $13 million every year.

Cotton & Agriculture: With recent addition of yogurt, cream cheese plants, dairy industry on the rise in county

Posted on October 08, 2013

The Arizona dairy industry has grown during the past several decades, particularly in Pinal County.

When Dennis Dugan, the dairyman at the helm of Triple D Dairy, came to Casa Grande in 1981, there were only two dairies in the area, he said.

Today, 25 dairymen preside over the 24 dairies within Pinal County that are home to about 72,000 cows, according to Keith Muirfield, CEO of United Dairymen of Arizona.

Most dairies have about 2,000 cows, so in addition to being plentiful, the Pinal dairies can also be large. Many are family-owned and have been passed down through generations.

Dugan and Muirfield said for the most part, the future of the dairies looks bright, provided major future challenges including water and labor can be resolved or at least mitigated.

Looking ahead

A collaborative effort led by the 68-member United Dairymen cooperative and the city of Casa Grande recently convinced the Commonwealth-Ehrmann dairy partnership to build a Greek yogurt plant to Casa Grande. Franklin Foods followed the same route and set up a Greek cream cheese plant.

The plants don’t impact the dairies directly as far as workload is concerned.

“The dairies are probably going to milk about the same number of cows in Pinal County,” Muirfield said.

But their presence is still good news for dairies.

“It keeps us diversified in who we sell our dairy to,” Muirfield said.

That’s important when looking to the future because although all the milk produced is essentially the same, it gets classed into one of four grades by the federal grading system. That grade determines what dairy product the milk can be used for. Milk graded for use in cheese, for example, can’t be used to produce drinking milk.

By adding yogurt and cheese producers to their already-existing customer base — which includes Safeway, Shamrock Farms, Fry’s and Daisy — dairymen create more security within the industry.

“If the butter powder isn’t as good, maybe cheese is or maybe cream cheese is... so it just really keeps (the dairies) diversified,” Muirfield said.

Diversification, Muirfield said, will continue to be a focus of the regional dairy industry.

“We continue to see if there’s any other companies that want to move to Arizona to continue to diversify the product mix that the milk goes into,” Muirfield said.

Other potentially good news for Pinal County dairies is that future growth is likely and sustainable.

“There’s still room for more dairymen,” Dugan said. “There’s a lot of farmland down here.”

He said it’s likely that the nine dairies in the East Valley will move into the county within the next few years because the cities are pushing them out.

Future challenges

Diversification and growth are two factors dairymen can, to some degree, control.

But two of the main threats to dairy’s future success — water and labor — are less within their ability to shape.

To feed their cows the 80 pounds of feed per day they need, most dairymen grow their own crops. And those crops need water.

“Water is going to be a huge issue in the years and decades ahead,” Muirfield said.

A drought that’s held steady for the past 15 years and shortages from the Gila River could stifle the industry’s considerable potential.

“If we ever get out of this drought situation and the San Carlos (Irrigation and Drainage District) comes back online, we could produce another 50,000 acres of cropland,” Dugan said.

Water shortages limit the crops and drive up the cost of feed.

“The dairymen are very dependent on the feed costs of corn and cotton (seed) and alfalfa,” Muirfield said. “They need a margin difference between what the feed cost is and what they receive for the milk.”

Labor concerns also throw a shadow on the horizon.

Dugan said a large majority of dairy workers are Hispanic, so a long-term working visa program “would solve a lot of our labor problems.”

Other concerns stem from a growing population.

More neighbors also mean potential issues with urbanites unused to farms.

“I think all dairymen need to be cognizant of who the neighbors are and to work with the local neighborhoods,” Muirfield said. “That was something we never even thought about 10 years ago, but it’s changed.”

How much corn is used for ethanol can also negatively impact dairy farmers, Muirfield said.

Still, water and labor are at the forefront of most dairymen’s minds.

“Those will be our biggest problems over the next 20 years,” Dugan said.

Future goals

The cream cheese and Greek yogurt plants are a good start, but Dugan said there’s room for other processors as well, specifically a Mexican cheese processor.

Dairymen also have their eyes on an expanding world market.

Muirfield said about 25 percent of milk is exported from the United States, an increase from 10 percent seven years ago. International clients include 29 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Ensuring that the new market is an opportunity for, and not a detriment to, dairymen is important to the industry’s future, Muirfield said.

“(Dairy) is affected by the world markets now, and producers have had a couple of real bad years,” Muirfield said. “So obviously that hurts. If it’s not going to be beneficial, then they’re not going to keep that investment of millions and millions of dollars.”

Still, Muirfield said Pinal’s dairy future is something to look forward to.

“Pinal County is a county in Arizona that will continue to evolve and develop over the next decade,” Muirfield said.

Dairy Foods Companies Join Forces to Oppose Milk Production Controls

Posted on October 03, 2013

(Washington, D.C. – October 2, 2013) Twenty-eight dairy manufacturers, including some of the largest food companies in the United States, have sent letters to the Senate conferees for the 2013 Farm Bill, calling on them to accept the House-passed dairy title that does not include a controversial new program that would periodically limit milk supplies.

The program, called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, was included in the Farm Bill as passed by the Senate in June. But in July, the House rejected the controversial program by more than a two-to-one margin, 291-135. In a rare show of bipartisanship, 95 Democrats joined 196 Republicans in support of compromise dairy language that establishes a new and effective revenue insurance program for dairy farmers but removes the divisive stabilization program.

“The Senate bill would require dairy farmers enrolled in a margin insurance program to periodically limit the amount of milk their farms can sell,” the letter reads. “And it would empower USDA to regulate our businesses, by requiring us to withhold a portion of our commercial market payments to dairy farmers who supply milk to our manufacturing plants and submit these funds to USDA instead.

“We believe this convoluted system is the wrong approach,” the manufacturers said. “Dairy farmers who take advantage of the margin insurance should not be required to participate in a program that would have the government directly interfere in the milk supply. Limiting the milk supply will discourage further investment and growth in our industry and will impose additional and unnecessary regulations on our businesses.”

The companies are members of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), which has led the opposition to government-mandated production limits.

“The House-passed bill allows dairy companies, particularly dairy exporters, to continue to grow and create jobs,” said Jerry Slominski, IDFA senior vice president of legislative and economic affairs. “It provides an effective new safety net to help dairy farmers through difficult times without reducing the effectiveness of our government’s nutritional safety net.”

In Georgia, Blue Bell Creameries L.P., The Kroger Co., Nestle USA, Inc. and Dean Foods Company (Mayfield Dairy Farms) wrote to Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), a Senate Agriculture Committee member and Farm Bill conferee.

In Iowa, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company, Wells Enterprises, Inc., Nestle USA, Inc., Dean Foods Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. wrote to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), a Farm Bill conferee.

In Texas, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc., Borden Dairy Company, Schreiber Foods, Inc., The Dannon Company, Inc., Plains Dairy, LLC, Blue Bell Creameries L.P., The Kroger Co., Nestle USA, Inc., Dean Foods Company (Gandy Dairy Products/Oak Farms Dairy/Price’s Creamerie) and Saputo, Inc. signed on to a letter to Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

In Michigan, Abbott Nutrition, The Kroger Co., Nestle USA, Inc., Dean Foods Company (Jilbert Dairy/Country Fresh) and Leprino Foods Company wrote to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

In Minnesota, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a letter signed by Davisco Foods International, Inc., The Kroger Co., Nestle USA, Inc., Dean Foods Company, Saputo, Inc., Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and International Dairy Queen, Inc.

In Florida, The Ice Cream Club, Inc., Franklin Foods, Blue Bell Creameries L.P., Borden Dairy Company (McArthur Dairy/T.G. Lee Dairy), Nestle USA, Inc. and Dean Foods Company wrote to Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).

In Ohio, The Dannon Company, Inc., Borden Dairy Company of Ohio, LLC, Abbott Nutrition, The Kroger Co., Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, Smith Dairy Products (Dairy Enterprises Inc.), Nestle USA, Inc., Dean Foods Company (Broughton Foods/Frostbite Novelty/Reiter Dairy), Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc. and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. signed on to a letter to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

And in Pennsylvania, Schreiber Foods, Inc., Carl Colteryahn Dairy, Inc., Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc., Galliker Dairy Company, Hershey Creamery Company, HP Hood LLC (Penn Maid/Crowley Foods), The Kroger Co., Alouette Cheese LLC, Nestle USA, Inc., Dean Foods Company (Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms/Schuylkill/Meadowbrook Dairy/Swiss Premium Dairy) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. wrote to Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA).

 

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Hits Shelves at Sam's Club

Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Hits Shelves at Sam's Club

Posted on August 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

 

HAPPY ENTERTAINING: INDUSTRY’S FIRST GREEK SPREADABLE CHEESE WITH 3X PROTEIN AND ½ FAT

HITS DAIRY AISLE AT SAM’S CLUB

 

Franklin Food’s Green Mountain Farms Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Now available at Sam's Club Stores in New England, Northeast, Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions.

 

Delray Beach, FL. – October 5, 2013 – Franklin Foods, the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World announced today that it’s Industry first Greek Spreadable Cheese is now available in a twin pack at Sam’s Club stores in New England, Northeast, Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. Franklin Food’s Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese, is made with a combination of farm fresh dairy and Greek yogurt and is made in small batches in Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese is your ideal lunch or entertaining companion, thanks to it’s rich flavor that delivers three times the protein and fifty percent less fat than traditional spreadable cheese, plus live and active cultures. Spread on bagels or crackers or dig into the patented formula with veggie sticks and pretzels. You may find yourself enjoying the rich taste with nothing but your spoon.

 

Aviailable in Garlic & Herb, 2-Cup Twin Pack, the patented formula results in a richer more decadent flavor than other spreadable cheeses on the market. Ideal for entertaining, Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese offers all the high-protein, low fat, nutrition of Greek yogurt with the wholesome tangy spread ability of cheese. Just add crackers and serve.

“We are thrilled to launch our new Greek Spreadable Cheese twin pack at Sam's Club just in time for the busy Holiday season,” said Rocco Cardinale, Vice President, Franklin Foods. “With family gatherings, holiday parties, tailgating and seasonal travel, consumers now have a better, healthier and easier option for all their entertaining needs. Plus, with three times the protein and half the fat than other cream cheeses, keeping those new year's resolutions will be a little easier."  

The launch of the Greek Spreadable Cheese follows the launch of Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese. Available nationwide at over 10,000 stores including Walmart, Stop and Shop, Giant, and Wegmans stores this industry-first rich, full-flavored cream cheese is made with Greek Yogurt and farm fresh milk and delivers twice the protein and fifty percent less fat than regular cream cheese, and is ideal for snacking and low fat, protein-rich baking and cooking. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese 8oz. Bar has received rave reviews from at-home and professional chefs alike because its patented formulation is a no hassle way to lighten recipes calling for full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt.

Available Fall 2013 in a two 6.5 ounce cup twin pack at Sam's Club warehouse stores in 18 states across the country, in the dairy and refrigerated deli sections.  For more information visit www.eatgreekcreamcheese.com.

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Available at Sam's Club Stores in New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kansas City, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi.

Franklin Foods Announces the Opening of its Arizona Cream Cheese Plant

Franklin Foods Announces the Opening of its Arizona Cream Cheese Plant

Posted on August 22, 2013

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FRANKLIN FOODS ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS ARIZONA CREAM CHEESE PLANT

 

New Expanded Production Will Help Meet Growing Consumer Demand for Greek Cream Cheese and Company’s Award-winning Cream Cheese Products in the Western US and Asia

 

Delray Beach, FL— August 22, 2013 - Franklin Foods, the world’s fastest growing cream cheese company, announced today the opening of the Franklin Foods West manufacturing facility. Located in Casa Grande, Arizona, the new facility greatly expands manufacturing capacity for Franklin’s rapidly growing Food Service, Industrial, Retail Private Label and International business. The new production capacity will also be used to meet growing consumer demand for Franklin’s successful launch of the industry’s first Greek Cream Cheese that is now being sold at 10,000 stores, including nationwide at Walmart.

 

Franklin Food's state-of-the-art facility in Casa Grande is fully operational and producing a full line of Cultured Cream Cheese, Direct Set Cream Cheese and cream cheese-based products including the newly announced Greek Cream Cheese.  Products will be produced under company owned brands—Green Mountain Farms, Lombardi’s, Casa Grande Farms and Hahn’s, as well nationally recognized Retail Private Label brands. The 90,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art facility has extensive packaging capabilities and is able to package cream cheese products in 8oz. Bars, 6oz to 24oz cups, 5lb tubs 3Lb loaves and 30Lb bulk sizes.  Franklin Foods West’s diversified product mix and packaging capabilities will be distributed to industrial, institutional, food service, retail private label, and supermarket accounts across the Western U.S. and support booming export sales around the world.

 

”It’s an honor to announce the official opening of our new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona,” said Jon Gutknecht, President and CEO of Franklin Foods. “We could not have done this without the support of our local talent-rich community, UDA and their Co-op of Arizona family farms, and our Vendor Partners APT, APEX, RMJ Electric, Eden Architects, and Cameron Construction. We are thrilled to be part of the thriving community of Casa Grande and the great state of Arizona."

 

Franklin Foods was established in Enosburg Falls, Vermont in 1899 and has a rich tradition of supporting local New England Dairy Farmers by purchasing fresh milk and cream from nearby farms and suppliers. The company has continued this tradition in Arizona by purchasing local milk and cream from United Dairyman of Arizona (UDA).

 

Commenting on the opening of the new facility, Rocco Cardinale, Vice-President of Franklin Foods West said,

“It’s amazing to pause and reflect on the momentum we have achieved and I am thrilled to announce the opening of our new Casa Grande facility. The new Facility and expanded production capacity will help accelerate Franklin Foods’ growth and innovation.”

 

“We are pleased to announce the opening of our Casa Grande facility. The new facility will help us meet the growing demand for our cream cheese products and help the company in it’s mission of reinventing Cream Cheese for today’s consumer,” said John Ovitt, Franklin Foods General Manager.

 

About Franklin Foods

Franklin Foods’, corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, AZ.  Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified manufacturer.  Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumers."  Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets. For more information visit: www.franklinfoods.com

 

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Award-winning Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese Now Available at Walmart

Award-winning Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese Now Available at Walmart

Posted on August 21, 2013

The award-winning Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese, one of the most trusted brands used by professional bakers, is now available to the home chef at select Walmart locations in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese is made from the freshest cream and milk. Perfect for baking, cooking, and spreading on bagels or crackers. Available in 8oz. Bar and Cup, and 6oz Cups in Onion & Chive and Strawberry flavors.

Vermont Gas to Expand Natural Gas Service to City of Enosburg

Vermont Gas to Expand Natural Gas Service to City of Enosburg

Posted on July 15, 2013

By Melissa Howell, WCAX, July 11, 2013: There's a new source of energy coming to Enosburg. "I'm so pleased to be able to work bring natural gas to this community," said Don Gilbert of Vermont Gas. Vermont Gas is laying the pipes for natural gas, a project they will have major economic and environmental benefits for companies like Franklin Foods and residents. "We think it's a no-brainer for us and the community has welcomed it and it's going to save so much money for the schools and everybody in their residential place, we think it's great," said Nord Brue of Franklin Foods (pictured with Vermot Governor Peter Shumlin) . Click here to view the WCAX news segment.

Happy Summer Eating: Franklin Foods Introduces Industry's First Greek Spreadable Cheese

Happy Summer Eating: Franklin Foods Introduces Industry's First Greek Spreadable Cheese

Posted on June 24, 2013

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HAPPY SUMMER EATING: FRANKLIN FOODS INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST GREEK SPREADABLE CHEESE

 

Just in Time for Summer Entertaining, New Greek Spreadable Cheese Delivers the Bikini-worthy Nutrition of Greek Yogurt with

3X More Protein & 1/2 the Fat than Spreadable Cheese, plus Live & Active Cultures

 

Delray Beach, FL. – June 24, 2013 –. Franklin Foods, the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World announced today the launch of the industry’s first Greek Spreadable Cheese.  Made with a combination of farm fresh dairy and Greek yogurt, Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese is made in small batches in Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese is your ideal travel companion this summer, thanks to it’s rich flavor that delivers three times the protein and fifty percent less fat than traditional spreadable cheese, plus live and active cultures. Spread on bagels or crackers or dig into the patented formula with veggie sticks and pretzels. You may find yourself enjoying the rich taste with nothing but your spoon

 

Available in Cucumber Garlic, Garlic & Herb, Roasted Red Pepper and Sundried Tomato, the patented formula results in a richer more decadent flavor than other spreadable cheeses on the market. Ideal for summer living and entertaining, Green Mountain Farms Greek Spreadable Cheese offers all the high-protein, low fat, bikini-worthy nutrition of Greek yogurt with the wholesome tangy spread ability of cheese. Just add crackers and serve.

 

“We are thrilled to launch our new Greek Spreadable Cheese just in time for summer,” said Rocco Cardinale, Vice President, Franklin Foods West. “This summer picnics, parties, camp and brunches just got a whole lot easier and more deliciously wholesome with three times the protein and half the fat than ever before, plus live and active cultures - we are not only reinventing cream cheese but also summer eating.”

 

This news follows the launch of Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese. Available nationwide at over 5,000 stores including Walmart, Stop and Shop, Giant, and Wegmans stores this industry-first rich, full-flavored cream cheese is made with Greek Yogurt and farm fresh milk and delivers twice the protein and fifty percent less fat than regular cream cheese, and is ideal for snacking and low fat, protein-rich baking and cooking. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese 8oz. Bar has received rave reviews from at-home and professional chefs alike because its patented formulation is a no hassle way to lighten recipes calling for full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt. 

 

“Greek yogurt has gained tremendous popularity because of its rich, high-in-protein delicious flavor. We are thrilled to offer more healthy and wholesome choices and expand Greek Yogurt’s reach in the dairy case of the super market with the launch of the industry’s First Greek Spreadable Cheese from Green Mountain Farms,” said Jon Gutknecht, CEO.

 

Available Summer 2013 in 6.5 ounce containers and located in the dairy and refrigerated deli sections. SRP: $3.99 - $4.59. For more information, visit www.eatgreekcreamcheese.com

 

About Franklin Foods

Franklin Foods, Inc., corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, Arizona. Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified manufacturer. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese for today's consumers." Franklin Foods' award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets, visit www.franklinfoods.com

 

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Greek Cream Cheese New York Times Review

Greek Cream Cheese New York Times Review

Posted on May 02, 2013

April 30, 2013 - The New York Times, Diners Journal. If Greek yogurt in frozen pops and energy bars is not enough, here is some in cream cheese. But cream cheese with merit: Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese, made by Franklin Foods in Enosburg Falls, Vt., Click here for Florence's entire review.

Walmart Moms Greek Cream Cheese Review

Walmart Moms Greek Cream Cheese Review

Posted on April 15, 2013

Walmart Moms are real moms and bloggers, who come together with Walmart to celebrate Moms, share experiences and create a community. Walmart Moms Colleen Padilla, Linsey Kernel, and Jenn Fowler reviewed Greek Cream Cheese and loved it!

Walmart Mom Colleen Padilla blogs at ClassyMommy.com: "We especially loved adding (to the Fluff recipe) this new Greek Cream Cheese from Green Mountain Farms...I agree it was very rich and truly tasted delicious...this would be awesome served up on a bagel for lunch or breakfast for sure!"   Click here  to read Colleen's Greek Cream Cheese review and Greek Cream Cheese & Fluff Fruit Dip recipe.

Walmart Mom Jenn Fowler blogs at FrugalUpstate.com: "The kids have been enjoying it (Greek Cream Cheese) on bagels and toast. I've been decadent and tossed a couple of chunks into my morning omelet (mmm)...basicaly  we've been enjoying the heck out of it!"   Click here to read Jenn's Greek Cream Cheese review.

Walmart Mom Linsey Kernel blogs at LillePunkin.com: "The cheescake has a more creamy and rich flavor than traditional cakes made with regular cream cheese, most likely due to the Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese."  Click here to read Linsey's Greek Cream Cheese review and Greek Cheesecake recipe.

Women's Health Magazine Greek Cream Cheese Review

Women's Health Magazine Greek Cream Cheese Review

Posted on April 05, 2013

Women's Health Magazine - April 6, 2013: Greek yogurt - is there anything it can't do? You can eat it, freeze it, cook with it, and now make other foods out of it. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese got the idea to combine two of the world's favorite dairy products with less fat, more proteinl, live and active cultures that you can also use to make cheesecake. Click here for Jill's entire review and recipe.

The Huffington Post, Greek Yogurt Food Invasion Continues as Product Is Added to Cream Cheese, Hummus And More

The Huffington Post, Greek Yogurt Food Invasion Continues as Product Is Added to Cream Cheese, Hummus And More

Posted on March 06, 2013

Huffington Post Healthy Living - March 6, 2013: It's been a whirlwind past few years for the Greek yogurt industry. Greek yogurt has gone from one percent of the yogurt market in 2007 to 36 percent currently, with the potential to reach around 50 percent of the market share. Click here for Lisa's entire article.  

Industry's First Greek Cream Cheese Available at Walmart

Industry's First Greek Cream Cheese Available at Walmart

Posted on March 04, 2013

Delray Beach, FL. – March 4, 2013 – Franklin Foods, the fastest-growing cream cheese producer in the world with over 100 years of dedication and tradition born from a passion to the craft of making cream cheese, announced today that Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese will be available nationwide at Walmart Stores across the US beginning March 1, 2013. A new choice for Greek Yogurt and cream cheese lovers alike, Franklin Foods’ patented formula is made with a combination of Greek Yogurt and premium cream cheese and is produced with farm fresh milk and cream in Enosburg Falls, Vermont.

 

The news of the expanded distribution is perfectly timed to take advantage of a renewed focus on lighter eating choices for the spring season. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese delivers twice the protein and fifty percent less fat than traditional cream cheese, and contains live and active cultures.  Franklin Food’s Greek Cream Cheese 8oz. Bar is great for home chefs and can be used in any recipe calling for cream cheese (think Cheesecake with 1/2 the fat and 2x the protein). Franklin Food’s Greek Cream Cheese is also available in convenient 8oz. and 12oz. soft tubs and 8 oz. whipped tubs. A great choice for busy families, Franklin Food’s patented formulation allows for easy spreading on bagels, crackers, fruits and vegetables for healthy, quick and easy snacking, making it a great substitute for traditional cream cheese. 

 

“We are seeing a huge rise in popularity for Greek foods, driven by the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and a move toward a balanced, simpler, and more pleasurable way of eating, said Jon Gutknecht, CEO of Franklin Foods. "We are thrilled to bring these authentic Mediterranean qualities to the cream cheese market and announce our expanded distribution with Walmart, which helps bring Franklin Foods Greek Cream Cheese to a much wider audience.”

 

Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese will be available nationwide beginning in March at over 5000 retailers including Walmart, Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Giant and Giant Eagle. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese is located in the dairy case in the cream cheese section at retailers for SRP: $2.29 - $3.29. For more information visit www.eatgreekcreamcheese.com.

 

About Franklin Foods

Franklin Foods, Inc., corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, AZ.  Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified manufacturer.  Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumers."  Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets. For more information visit: www.franklinfoods.com

 

 

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Governor Brewer and ACA Welcomes Franklin Foods to Arizona

Governor Brewer and ACA Welcomes Franklin Foods to Arizona

Posted on February 14, 2013

Franklin Foods receives warm welcome by Governor Jan Brewer during the Arizona Commerce Authorities Board of Directors Meeting in downtown Phoenix. Franklin Foods is expanding it’s operations and opening up a second cream cheese manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Governor Jan Brewer and Arizona Commerce Authority Welcomes Franklin Foods to Arizona. Rocco Cardinale, VP of Franklin West third from right. Governor Jan Brewer and ACA Co-Chair Jerry Colangelo center, and Sandra Watson CEO of ACA far left.

 

Cheese Market News Retail Watch Article: Franklin Foods

Cheese Market News Retail Watch Article: Franklin Foods

Posted on February 13, 2013

New Arizona Facility to Expand Western U.S. Distribution

By Kate Sander

Franklin Foods Inc. is on a mission to re-invent cream cheese for today's consumer, and as the company begins to offer Greek Cream Cheese and prepares to open new facility in Casa Grande, Ariz.., it appears the mission is well underway and successful.

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The Baltimore Sun's Greek Cream Cheese Review

The Baltimore Sun's Greek Cream Cheese Review

Posted on February 13, 2013

Baltimore Sun's "Baltimore Diner" Blog Post - February 13, 2013: We get lots of announcements fo new products. We mostly ignore them, but this one got our attention - "the launch of the industry's first Greek Cream Cheese..We set them out with pita chips. Everyone who tried it loved it, and most tasters preferred it to their regular cream cheese..." Click here for Richard's entire article.  

Happy New Eating!

Posted on December 21, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

HAPPY NEW EATING: INDUSTRY’S FIRST GREEK CREAM CHEESE DELIVERS TWICE THE PROTEIN AND 50% LESS FAT PLUS LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURE

 

To coincide with the New Year and a Renewed Focus Towards Healthy Eating, Franklin Foods Announces Expansion Into Over 500 Walmart Stores across the Eastern US

 

Delray Beach, FL. – December 21, 2012 – Franklin Foods, the fastest-growing cream cheese producer in the world, announced today that Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese will be available at over 500 Walmart Stores in the Eastern US beginning in January of 2013. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese is currently available at nearly 1000 retailers including Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Giant and Giant Eagle in the Northeast, mid-west and mid-Atlantic regions.

 

The news of the expanded distribution is perfectly timed to take advantage of a renewed focus on better eating choices for the New Year. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese delivers twice the protein and fifty percent less fat than traditional cream cheese, and contains live and active cultures.  Franklin Food’s Greek Cream Cheese 8oz. Bar can be used in any recipe calling for cream cheese (think Cheesecake with 1/2 the fat and 2x the protein). Franklin Food’s Greek Cream Cheese is also available in convenient 8oz. and 12oz. soft tubs and 8 oz. whipped tubs. Franklin Food’s patented formulation allows for easy spreading on bagels, crackers, fruits and vegetables for quick and easy spreading, making it a great substitute for traditional cream cheese. 

 

Made with a combination of premium cream cheese and Greek Yogurt, Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese is produced with farm fresh milk and cream in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and satisfies consumer demand for foods that provide just the right balance of good nutrition and great taste. 

 

“We know the New Year brings lots of resolutions, healthy eating being one of the biggest. We are proud to support people’s healthy habits by providing a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional cream cheese” said, Jon Gutknecht, CEO of Franklin Foods.  “And now, being more accessible through our retail partnership with Walmart, means we can reach even more consumers looking to make better choices and improve their eating habits.” 

 

Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese is located in the dairy case in the cream cheese section at retailers for SRP: $2.29 - $3.29. For more information visit www.eatgreekcreamcheese.com.

 

About Franklin Foods

Franklin Foods, Inc., corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, AZ.  Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified manufacturer.  Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumers."  Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets. For more information visit: www.franklinfoods.com

 

 

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Media Contact:

Kendra Boccelli

Boccelli & Co. PR for Franklin Foods

P: 1.617.645.3205

 

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Greek Cream Cheese Now Available at 800 Ahold Stores - Stop & Shop and Giant

Greek Cream Cheese Now Available at 800 Ahold Stores - Stop & Shop and Giant

Posted on November 14, 2012

Just in time for Thanksgiving! Greek Cream Cheese is now at Stop & Shop stores in New England, New York/New Jersey, Giant Carlisle, and Giant Landover in 8oz. Bars, 8oz. Soft, and 8oz. Whipped.  Visit our Greek Cream Cheesepage to learn all about this new product that combines just the right balance of good nutrition and delicious taste. Make sure to "Like" Greek Cream Cheese on our Eat Greek Cream Cheese Facebook Page.

Stores Locations

Stop & Shop stores in New England include Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Massachussetts, New Hampshire, and Stop & Shop New EnglandRhode Island. Stop & Shop Stores in New York include Connectitcut (including Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York, and select NY  Boroughs.

Giant Stores Carlise include stores in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Giant Carlisle

Giant Stores Landover include Virginia, Maryland, Deleware and District of Columbia.Giant Stores Landover

Dairy Foods Magazine - Greek yogurt stars in the dairy case

Dairy Foods Magazine - Greek yogurt stars in the dairy case

Posted on November 13, 2012

Article excerpt by Sarah  M. Kennedy.

Greek outside the box

The Greek yogurt influence is beginning to show up in other cultured dairy products as well. Processors are using it as an ingredient in butter, smoothies, dips, cream cheeses and of course, freezing it. Greek yogurt is everywhere.  

This summer, Alpharetta, Ga.-based Tryst Gourmet LLC, owner of Eat Well Enjoy Life, makers of non-chick pea hummus, created a hummus containing Greek yogurt. Franklin Foods, Enosburg Falls, Vt., owners of Greek Mountain Farms, launched a Greek yogurt cream cheese said to contain twice the protein and half the fat of regular cream cheese, plus live and active cultures.  Along with Yoplait’s other introductions, it also added frozen smoothies with Greek yogurt to its line.

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Press Release - World's Fastest Growing Cream Cheese Company Announces Second Facility in Arizona

Posted on November 07, 2012

Delray Beach, FL— November 7, 2012 -- Franklin Foods, Inc., the world’s fastest growing cream cheese company, announced today their decision to open a second manufacturing facility as part of the company’s strategic growth initiative and to meet the growing demand for their products.  The new facility will be located in Casa Grande, Arizona.  Cream Cheese production is planned to commence in early 2013.

 

The Franklin Food West facility greatly expands manufacturing capacity for Franklin’s rapidly growing Food Service, Industrial, Retail, Private Label and International businesses.  This new production capacity will also be used to meet consumer demand for Franklin's recently launched Greek Cream Cheese.  New modern technology has been acquired and will be installed to accelerate the company's Mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese for Today's Consumers."

 

Franklin Foods was established in Enosburg Falls, Vermont in 1899 and has a rich tradition of supporting local New England Dairy Farmers by purchasing fresh milk and cream from nearby farms and suppliers.  The company will continue this tradition in Arizona by purchasing local milk and cream from United Dairyman of Arizona (UDA).

 

 “Over the past two years we’ve conducted an exhaustive search throughout the Western USA, and we are pleased to announce our new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona,” said Jon Gutknecht, President  & CEO of Franklin Foods. “We are excited to put down roots in the local community and partner with, not only UDA and their Coop of Arizona family farms, but also the talent-rich community of Casa Grande.  We could not be happier to be a part of the Great State of Arizona."

 

Franklin Food's state-of-the-art 90,000 square foot facility in Casa Grande will produce a full line of cultured cream cheese and cream cheese based products including the newly announced and industry first Greek Cream Cheese. The facility is expected to create 59 new jobs over the next two years.

 

Keith Murfield, CEO of United Dairymen of Arizona said, "We are pleased that Franklin Foods has chosen Arizona and Casa Grande for their expansion.  We are very impressed with Franklin's team and look forward to welcoming them as a new customer of UDA."

 

“We’d like to give special thanks to the various groups and agencies that were instrumental in our selection of Casa Grande. The Honorable Bob Jackson, Mayor of Casa Grande, Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority, Barry Broome, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Jim Dinkle, Executive Director of the Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation,” said Jon Gutknecht, CEO of Franklin Foods commenting on the opening of the new facility.

 

Franklin Foods, Inc. also announced today that it has promoted Rocco Cardinale to Vice-President.  In his new role, Mr. Cardinale and his family will relocate from South Florida to Arizona where he will oversee the startup of the new facility.   

 

About Franklin Foods

Franklin Foods, Inc., corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, AZ.  Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified manufacturer.  Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumers."  Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets. For more information visit: www.franklinfoods.com

 

 

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       Kendra Boccelli

       Boccelli & Co. PR for Franklin Foods

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Joy Bauer of the TODAY Show's Greek Cream Cheese Review

Posted on October 17, 2012

Joy Bauer on Whosay -- October 17, 2012: "Healthy Food Find! I am loving this Greek Cream cheese spread from Green Mountain Farms. It has 1/2 the fat of regular cream cheese, 2x the protein, plus a dose of live and active cultures. The whipped version delivers the best calorie bargain -- and is delicious to spread on a toasted whole-wheat sandwich thin!" Click here for Joy's Whosay review.

Press Release - Franklin Foods Launches Industry's First Greek Cream Cheese

Press Release - Franklin Foods Launches Industry's First Greek Cream Cheese

Posted on September 24, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

 

 

FRANKLIN FOODS LAUNCHES INDUSTRY’S FIRST GREEK CREAM CHEESE

Greek Cream Cheese Delivers 2x More Protein & 1/2 the Fat the of regular cream cheese, plus Live & Active Cultures

 

Delray Beach, FL. – September 24, 2012 – Franklin Foods, the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World announced today the launch of the industry’s first Greek Cream Cheese. Made with a combination of premium cream cheese and Greek Yogurt, Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese is produced with farm fresh milk and cream in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and satisfies consumer demand for foods that provide just the right balance of good nutrition and great taste. Greek Cream Cheese delivers twice the protein and fifty percent less fat than regular cream cheese, and contains live and active cultures. Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese will be available this fall at over 2000 retailers in the Northeast, mid-west and mid-Atlantic regions with expanded distribution Planned in 2013.

 

Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese offers nutritional balance and great taste. As more consumers have discovered the health benefits and delicious taste of Greek Yogurt, Franklin Food’s has taken this to the cream cheese market. Greek Cream Cheese is a rich, full-flavored decadent cream cheese and can be used in place of traditional cream cheese. A perfect choice for the upcoming busy holiday baking season, Franklin Food’s Greek Cream Cheese 8oz. Bar is ideal for baking and cooking and can be used in any recipe calling for cream cheese. Franklin Food’s Greek Cream Cheese is also available in convenient 8oz. and 12oz. soft tubs, 8 oz. whipped tubs. Franklin Food’s patented formulation allows for easy spreading on bagels, crackers, fruits and vegetables for quick and easy spreading.

 

“Our experience and passion is crafting great cream cheese and we want to share this with people that desire delicious foods. We want people to join us and usher in a whole new era of cream cheese that better matches the way we all strive to eat and maintain healthier eating goals”, said Rocco Cardinale, Director of Marketing.

 

Today’s cream cheese category is limited in both selection and brands. The goal of Franklin Food’s patent-approved formula is to raise the bar in the retail cream cheese category with enhanced cream cheese products—enhanced with better flavor, functionality and nutrition.

 

“Virtually every category in the supermarket has evolved to include products with better-for-you nutritional benefits. Whether its snacks, yogurt, or bread they have added nutritional benefits to their products and have been successful. Yet, cream cheese remains steadfast in offering regular, Neufchatel and fat-free products. It’s simple, traditional cream cheese isn’t offering consumers the benefits they are seeking. Greek Cream Cheese is the product that delivers and will be the catalyst to get the category growing again,” said, Jon Gutknecht, CEO.

 

Available in four sizes: 8 oz. Bar for baking and cooking, 8oz. Soft, 12 oz. Soft, and 8oz. Whipped for spreading. Located in the dairy case cream cheese section. SRP: $2.29 - $3.29. For more information visit www.eatgreekcreamcheese.com.

 

About Franklin Foods

 

Franklin Foods is located in Delray Beach, FL with its primary manufacturing facility in Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods tradition of excellent quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and is on a mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese™ for today’s consumer. Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and in select international markets. For more information, visit www.franklinfoods.com

 

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Media Contact:

Kendra Boccelli

Boccelli & Co. PR for Franklin Foods

P: 1.617.645.3205

 

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Back to School with Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese

Back to School with Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese

Posted on August 31, 2012

Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese celebrates fifth anniversary serving New York City Schools!

Seventh U.S. Patent Issued to Franklin Foods

Seventh U.S. Patent Issued to Franklin Foods

Posted on August 21, 2012

Franklin Foods, Inc. has been issued its seventh patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for Yogurt Cheese Products. Patent number 8,247,015 has been issued to inventors Jon Gutknecht and John Ovitt. The timeliness of the seventh patent approval for Yogurt Cheese Products correlates with a growing demand within institutional channels for lowfat ingredients to help reduce the fat, calories and cholesterol in mainstream consumer packaged goods. This demand is due to rising obesity rates and consumers continued desire for healthier food alternatives.

Franklin Foods Launches Greek Cream Cheese

Posted on August 07, 2012

Greek Cream Cheese will be hitting the store shelves shortly with select Northeast retailers. Check back for updates. Thank you.

Franklin Foods Wins Gold & Bronze at Amercian Cheese Society Competition

Franklin Foods Wins Gold & Bronze at Amercian Cheese Society Competition

Posted on August 05, 2012

 

Congratulations to Team Franklin Foods for an excellent showing at the 2012 American Cheese Society Judging and Competition held in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 1-4. The American Cheese Society is the country’s premiere platform for cheese industry research and education. The goal of the ACS is to give positive recognition to those cheeses that are of the highest quality in their aesthetic evaluation (i.e. flavor, aroma, and texture) and their technical evaluation. The 2012 competition is considered the largest ACS competition ever, 254 companies submitted 1,711 entries.

 

Franklin Foods award winning Cultured Cream Cheese is used in our proprietary branded products as well as our Store Brand Private Labels.

 

Category: Fresh Unripened Cheese Made from Cow's Milk

  1. Green Mountain Farms Cultured Cream Cheese
  2. Swiss Valley Farms Cream Cheese
  3. Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese
Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum

Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum

Posted on August 01, 2012

Join the Vermont Fresh Network for a special evening when farmers and chefs from all across Vermont come together to prepare a sensationl meal. The celebration features a bounty of Vermont grown products. Sunday, August 5, at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn.

Today is National Cheesecake Day!

Today is National Cheesecake Day!

Posted on July 30, 2012

Fun article on CNN. Click here for the link.

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Posted on July 19, 2012

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival this weekend at Shelburne Farms. Please stop by and sample our award-winning Green Mountain Farms Dips and Spreads. 

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on July 03, 2012

Make your Fourth of July celebration extra delicious with Green Mountain Farms Dips and Hahn's Cream Cheese. Visit  our recipe page for easy and delicious recipe ideas.



Charity Air Show Returns to Highgate

Charity Air Show Returns to Highgate

Posted on May 22, 2012

Excerpt from St. Albans Messenger, May 22, 2012.

Dan Marcotte AirShows — with support from the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council — is excited to announce the second annual "Thundering Skies" charity air show. This fun-filled, family-friendly even will include aerobatic demonstrations by talented pilots from all over the Northeast and Canada. Net Proceeds benefit the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. This event is made possible in part through the generous support of the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council, Dan Marcotte AirShows, Creative Muse Floral Design, Mylan Technologies, Franklin Foods, Blouin Brothers Oil, Handy Chevrolet, Handy Toyota, Handycars.com, BorderAir LTD, WOKO, WKOL, WJOY, and Prestige Aircraft.

7th Annual Taste of Vermont with Senator Leahy

Posted on May 16, 2012

Excerpt from Burlington Free Press, May 16, 2012.

The 7th Annual Taste of Vermont Reception in Washington, D.C., with guest Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. is taking place today, hosted by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau and GBIC.

More than 50 Vermont businesses will be represented at the reception including Vermon't premier hotel, resorts and attractions and more than 40 food and beverage makers. They will have the opportunity to meet with food buyers, writers, meeting planners and others in an effort to bring more business to Vermont.


 


Green Mountain Farms Shines at World Cheese Championships

Green Mountain Farms Shines at World Cheese Championships

Posted on March 08, 2012

Congratulations to Team Franklin Foods for an excellent showing at the 29th biennial 2012 World Championship Cheese Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin on March 5-7. For more than 50 years the World Championship Cheese Contest is the world’s premiere expert evaluation and competition for cheese and butter. The most recent Contest in 2010 drew a record-breaking 2,318 entries from 20 nations.

 

In a battle for the “Best Garlic & Herb” flavor, Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb finished 2nd and long time category leader Alouette Garlic & Herb finished 12th. Traditionally, throughout the U.S., Garlic & Herb is the most popular flavor with consumers and retailers in the Refrigerated Deli Spread Category. Green Mountain Farms Salsa Cream Cheese finished 3rd.  Also, Green Mountain Farms 8oz. Cream Cheese Bars scored a 99.0 out of 100 placing it in the Top 5 of Spreadable Cheeses in the world, and just .60 points behind 2nd Place Winner Kraft’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

 

Our Silver and Bronze Medals in the Flavored Spreadable Cheese Category, and 99.0 score in the Spreadable Cheese Category, clearly confirms our product excellence and the level of quality our customers receive when buying any Franklin Foods product. In addition to our own proprietary brands Franklin Foods produces Flavored Cream Cheese and Cream Cheese for leading Store Brand Private Labels and Bagel Chains.

 

Full Contest Results

Franklin Foods Launches Hahn's Strawberry Cream Cheese

Franklin Foods Launches Hahn's Strawberry Cream Cheese

Posted on March 06, 2012

Hahn's Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread is now available in a convenient 6oz. size and with select retailers across the U.S.

Vermont Specialty Foods Association Hosts State House Reception

Vermont Specialty Foods Association Hosts State House Reception

Posted on February 26, 2012

The Vermont Specialty Food Association will be co-hosting a reception at the State House with the Vermont Cheese Council, Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont and the Vermont Grape & Wine Council. The event is scheduled for the State House in Montpelier on February 28 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

The event and tasting is expected to atract a large goup of legislators, key state officials and State House guests to sample and meet a number of Vermont's food and beverage producers. Several state officials will speak about the importance of Vermont food and beverages to the state.

Perfect Super Bowl Recipe

Perfect Super Bowl Recipe

Posted on February 01, 2012

Easy Super Bowl Entertaining with Green Mountain Farms Cucumber Savory Yogurt Dip

Roasted Shrimp with Green Mountain Farms Cucumber Savory Yogurt Dip

 

  • 2 Lb. Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
  • 1 - Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 - Container of Green Mountain Farms Cucumber Garlic Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dip

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper in large bowl. Spread shrimp in an even layer on sheet tray. Roast shrimp for 8-10 minutes until pink and firm. Cool shrimp and serve along side Green Mountain Farms Cucumber Garlic Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dip. Serves 6-8. Enjoy!

     

    Tapping Into Employee Creativity - Article by Damian Killen

    Posted on January 09, 2012

    Author Damien Killen writes a timely article on the hot topic of innovation, idea creation and personality types. Thanks to Damien for including the marketing of Hahn's Yogurt Cream Cheese in the article. Click here to read the entire article

    Simple Holiday Cream Cheese & Caramel Fruit Dip Recipe

    Simple Holiday Cream Cheese & Caramel Fruit Dip Recipe

    Posted on December 22, 2011

    Hahn's Holiday Cream Cheese & Caramel Fruit Dip Recipe

    A favorite of Sarah Jewett, and winner of second place in our Employee cook off!

    • 2-8 oz bars of Hahn's Plain Cream Cheese, softened
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
    • Assorted fresh fruit

    In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth.  Add caramel topping, beat until blended.  Serve with fruit.  Refrigerate leftovers. Makes about 3 cups.

    Delicious Cheesecake Supreme Recipe for Thanksgiving

    Delicious Cheesecake Supreme Recipe for Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 21, 2011

    Perfect Thanksgiving Cheesecake with Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese

    Cheesecake Supreme

    Crust:

    • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
    • 5 Tbsp. of butter, melted

    Filling:

    • 4 pkg. (8oz.) Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese, softened
    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 4 large whole eggs
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 2 Tbsp. flour
    • 1-1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup whipping cream

    Topping (optional):

    • 1 cup of your favorite cranberry sauce

    Preheat oven to 425° F. Mix graham cracker crumbs, chopped almonds and melted butter in bowl. Butter a 10 inch springform pan and press crumb mixture onto bottom and sides of pan. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and flour. Beat in egg yolks and whole eggs until smooth. Add cream and vanilla. Once thoroughly blended, pour cheese mixture into prepared springform pan. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 225° F and bake 50 minutes. Cover top with foil if browning too fast. Remove from oven and cool completely. Refrigerate until cold. To serve, carefully remove from the pan and garnish with cranberry sauce. Serve and enjoy.

     

    Green Mountain Farms Expands Distribution to 200 Publix Super Market Locations - Jacksonville Division

    Green Mountain Farms Expands Distribution to 200 Publix Super Market Locations - Jacksonville Division

    Posted on September 22, 2011

    The award-winning Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are now available in 200 Publix Jacksonville Division stores. The 200 Jacksonville Division stores include cities (not inclusive): Daytona, Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola and Hilton Head Island.  The 8 oz. cups of Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are located in the refrigerated deli cheese section in two delicious flavors - Cucumber Garlic and Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke. 

    Franklin Foods Sweeps Flavored Cream Cheese Category at World Dairy Expo

    Franklin Foods Sweeps Flavored Cream Cheese Category at World Dairy Expo

    Posted on August 30, 2011

    Congratulations to Team Franklin Foods for an excellent showing at the 2011 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin on August 16-18. The World Dairy Expo Championship is completely unique and the only one of its kind in North America, since no other national contest includes all dairy products.

    Traditionally the Flavored Cream Cheese category is associated with decadence and indulgence. Green Mountain Farms’ “clean sweep” of this category proves that consumers can have the best of both worlds—great taste and good nutrition. Green Mountain Farms Spreads and Dips deliver robust taste, creamy texture, and 50-60 percent less fat than the leading gourmet spreadable cheeses.

     

    Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in the Flavored Cream Cheese Category clearly confirms our product excellence and the level of quality our customers receive when buying any Franklin Foods product. In addition to our own proprietary brands Franklin Foods produces Flavored Cream Cheese for leading Store Brand Private Labels and Bagel Chains.

     

    Category:  Flavored Cream Cheese

    • 1st Place Green Mountain Farms Blue Cheese & Chive Spreadable Cheese
    • 2nd Place Green Mountain Farms Salsa Cream Cheese Dip
    • 3rd Place Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese

    Franklin Foods Suffers No Damage During Hurricane Irene

    Posted on August 29, 2011

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and concerns with the recent storms in Vermont. Fortunately, all is fine at our facility in Northeastern, VT and we are happy to report no damage. Wishing our neighbors and friends that have been impacted by the storm all the best.

    Franklin Foods Wins Bronze Medal at 2011 American Cheese Society Competition

    Franklin Foods Wins Bronze Medal at 2011 American Cheese Society Competition

    Posted on August 19, 2011

    We are proud to announce the prestigious American Cheese Society has awarded Franklin Foods' Neufchâtel Cheese a Bronze Medal in the Open-Made from Cow's Milk Category during its 27th Annual Judging & Competition. This award recognizes our Neufchâtel Cheese as having met the highest quality in flavor, aroma, and texture. Franklin Foods' award winning Neufchâtel is used in our proprietary branded products as well as our Store Brand Private Labels.

    Vermont Cheesemakers Festival on Sunday, July 24th

    Vermont Cheesemakers Festival on Sunday, July 24th

    Posted on July 22, 2011

    Celebrate the best of Vermont at the 3rd Annual Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival with over 40 cheesemakers, 20 wineries and brewers, 15 artisan food producers, 3 tasting seminars, live cooking shows and demos, and 100 cheeses to sample and purchase this is a can’t miss event.  Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Coach Barn of Shelburne Farms.

    Just in time for your Fourth of July Celebration!

    Just in time for your Fourth of July Celebration!

    Posted on June 27, 2011

    Just in time for your Fourth of July Celebration!

    Great deal on Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips. Advantage buy 2/$5.00 from 6/30 - 7/6 at 375 Publix Super Market stores in Florida - Lakeland Divison stores include (not inclusive list) Tampa, Fort Meyers, Kissimmee, Sarasota, Lakeland, Naples, and St. Petersburg. Advantage Buy will scan at register no coupon necessary. Visit Publix.com to search for stores in Lakeland Division.

    Franklin Foods Co-Sponsors

    Franklin Foods Co-Sponsors "Music In The Vineyard" at Snow Farm Winery

    Posted on June 20, 2011

    Come on out to Snow Farm Vineyards every Thursday evening from June to September for the award-winning live concert music series. All concerts are free and no tickets are required.

    From week to week they present a variety of music to satisfy all tastes - from classical to jazz to swing to bluegrass to classic rock. Picnicking begins at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

    2011 Summer Concert Schedule

    23-Jun    Dirt Road    sponsored by    Keeler Bay Variety

    30-Jun    Shakedown    Co-sponsored by The Islander and SilverCloud Design       
    04-Jul    Groove Thing    sponsored by    Vermont Nutfree Chocolate  (Special Monday Night Concert)
    07-Jul   Jenni Johnson and the Junketeers     sponsored by Shore Acres and Merchants Bank.
    14-Jul   The High Rollers       sponsored by The Law Offfices of David Carter, Esq
    21-Jul    The Phil Abair Band    sponsored by    A&B Beverage and Andrea Champagne Real Estate 
    28-Jul    Quadra      sponsored by    Tim Brisson & Associates
    30-Jul    The Tammy Fletcher Band    sponsored by The Blue Paddle Bistro
    (Special Saturday night concert.  Box dinners to go available at the Blue Paddle with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity.  Must be ordered ahead of time)
    04-Aug    After The Rodeo   sponsored by    CIDER.
    11-Aug    Nobby Reed    sponsored by  NE Delta Dental
    18-Aug    The Bone Killers    sponsored by    Paw Print & Mail 
    25-Aug   The Joshua Panda Band    sponsored by Apple Island Resort
    01-Sept    Starline Rhythm Boys    sponsored by    W.V.M.T

    Hahn's Cream Cheese Used in Winning Recipe at Ultimate New England Sandwich Competition

    Hahn's Cream Cheese Used in Winning Recipe at Ultimate New England Sandwich Competition

    Posted on June 14, 2011

    Stroll announces winners of Ultimate New England Sandwich competition —Winner to travel to Australia for global cookoff

     

    BRATTLEBORO, VT — Governor Peter Shumlin was on hand Friday evening in downtown Brattleboro to announce the results of the Strolling of the Heifers Ultimate New England Sandwich Competition, held as part of the Gallery Walk Street Festival that kicked off Stroll Weekend.

    The top prize, which includes a trip to Australia, went to Lynn Perna of Marlboro, for her “Vermont Happy Hiker” sandwich. Perna will go to Sydney, Australia, courtesy of the Australasian Sandwich Association, to compete in October at the World Sandwichship at the Crave Sydney International Food Festival.

    There, her creation will be pitted against sandwich competition winners from Europe, Australia, Africa and New Zealand for the world title. Perna also took home a $300 gift certificate to King Arthur Flour’s Norwich, Vermont store or website.

    Lynn’s creation is a bagel sandwich that includes Vermont cream cheese, Vermont chocolate-maple flavored peanut butter, and slivers of Vermont honey crisp apples.

    Second place went to Joe Kruszewski for his “Vermontski Kielbaski” sandwich, and third place to Peter and Henny Bennett of Putney, for their “Summer Smoked Trout Sandwich”. Kruszewski received a $200 gift certificate to King Arthur, and the Bennetts received a Grafton Village Cheese Company gift basket.

    Kruszewski is innkeeper at the Matterhorn Inn in West Dover.

    As part of the Tenth Annual Stroll Weekend, organizers sent out the call to sandwich aficionados to enter the New England sandwich competition. Both amateurs and professionals were qualified to enter, so long as it used New England-sourced bread. Cheese, if used, was also required to come from New England, and for all other ingredients, the preference was for New England sourcing.

    Contest finalists brought their creations to the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, where a panel of judges began munching their way through them at 5 p.m., with the winners announced from the Main Street stage at about 7:15 p.m.

    Since Shumlin happened to be visiting the street festival, Stroll founder and executive director Orly Munzing asked him to announce the results.

    Here is the winning recipe, “The Happy Hiker” by Lynn Perna:

    • 4 Against the Grain brand cinnamon-raisin gluten free bagels (baked in Brattleboro) sliced in half (or substitute whole grain oatmeal bagels from The Works Bakery Café in Brattleboro
    • 4 Tablespoons Vermont Peanut Butter Company Good Karma dark chocolate-flavored peanut butter (Waterbury), sweetened to taste with Vermont maple syrup
    • 8 ounces Hahn's Cream Cheese from Franklin Foods (Enosburg Falls)
    • 1 or 2 Vermont Honey Crisp apples (or your favorite tart apples), thinly sliced.

    Spread one tablespoon of the peanut butter on four of the bagel halves. Spread 2 ounces of the cream cheese thickly on the opposite halves. Combine the halves with the sliced apple sandwiched between the cream cheese and chocolate peanut butter. Before combining, sprinkle  to taste with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar.

     

    As part of the Stroll’s sandwich theme, a number of restaurants featured a Strolling of the Heifers sandwich during the month of May. They included: Top of the Hill Grill, Maplewood Café at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Vermont Country Deli, Chelsea Royal Diner and The Works Bakery Café. 

    Strolling of the Heifers, based in Brattleboro, Vermont, was founded in 2001 with the goal of helping to save and sustain family farms by connecting people with healthy local food. Annually in June, it presents the Strolling of the Heifers Parade, in which heifer calves and other farm animals, bedecked with flowers, are led up Brattleboro’s Main Street. When it’s over, the crowd follows the parade to the Live Green Expo for food, entertainment, education and fun. For more information, visit www.strollingoftheheifers.com.

     


     

    June is Dairy Month!

    June is Dairy Month!

    Posted on June 01, 2011

     

    Three Easy Savory Topper Ideas for Memorial Day Grilling!

    Three Easy Savory Topper Ideas for Memorial Day Grilling!

    Posted on May 27, 2011

    Three Green Mountain Farms Savory Topper Ideas!

    1. Savory Lamb Burger wiith Green Mountain Farms Kalamata Olive Tzatziki Yogurt Dip. How about changing up your grilled burger routine? Enjoy a delicious delicious lamb burger by adding a dollop of Green Mountain Farms Kalamata Olive Tzatziki Yogurt Dip for a savory taste sensation!
    2. Grilled Steak with Green Mountain Farms Blue Cheese & Chive Spreadable Cheese. Top your favorite cut of steak with with a dollop of Green Mountain Farms Blue Cheese & Chive and sautéed mushrooms for an at-home steak house experience.
    3. Grilled Chicken Breasts with Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese. Turn ordinary grilled or sautéed boneless chicken breasts into a savory sensation with a dollop of Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese.

     

    Sixth Annual Taste of Vermont in Washington, DC on May 19

    Posted on May 14, 2011

    The award-winning Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Dips and Spreads are headed to the Sixth Annual Taste of Vermont in Washington, DC on May 19. This event will showcase some of Vermont's fine speciatly products to a powerful audience. Invited guests include: US Senators, representatives of congress, Vermont government officials and business managers, Vermont Convention Bureau members, Washington DC specialty food buyers, meeting planners and travel and food writers.

    Fifth U.S. Patent Issued for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese

    Posted on March 16, 2011

    Franklin Foods, Inc. has been issued its fifth patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese. Patent number 7,897,185 has been issued to inventors Jon Gutknecht and John Ovitt. The timeliness of the fifth patent approval for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese correlates with a growing demand within institutional channels for lowfat ingredients to help reduce the fat, calories and cholesterol in mainstream consumer packaged goods. This demand is due to rising obesity rates and consumers continued desire for healthier food alternatives. 

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese On-Trend with New Federal Dietary Guidelines

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese On-Trend with New Federal Dietary Guidelines

    Posted on February 21, 2011

    According to the IDFA the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans  encourages 3 daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products for adults and children 9 years and older. For children ages 4-8, the recommendation was increased from 2-2.5 servings, and for children ages 2-3, the recommendation remains 2 servings. The dairy food group (milk, cheese and yogurt) is a substantial contributor of many nutrients in the U.S. diet that are important for good health, including calcium, potassium, phosporus, magnesium, zinc, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and riboflavin.

    Hahn’s Yogurt & Cream Cheese fits right into the new guidelines and national efforts to curb obesity in schools because it has 60% less fat, 60% less saturated fat, 55% less cholesterol and 30% less sodium and delivers four times more calcium per serving than regular cream cheese.

    St. Albans Young Cooperator Program Visits Franklin Foods

    Posted on February 21, 2011

    St. Albans Messenger reports that the St. Albans Cooperatives Young Cooperator program continues to be an important aspect of the St. Albans Cooperative and the Young Cooperatives have served as spokespersons for the Cooperative and ambassadors for the dairy industry.

    St. Albans Cooperatives Young Cooperators are dairy producers between the ages of 18 and 40 years old with a primary mission to foster interaction between other young cooperators, to learn about the dairy industry; to share knowledge and develop leadership skills; and to understand the value and philosophy of the cooperative, enabling young cooperators to improve the dairy industry, the cooperative, and their lives.

    During the year the Young Cooperators visited with legislators in Montpelier, held ten executive committee meetings, sold dairy products at the Vermont Maple Festival, hosted a softball game and picnic for Co-op members and won 2nd place at the June Dairy Days Parade to mention just a few activities.

    In June 2010, the Young Cooperators awarded $2,250 in scholarships to six individuals that were all members of the St. Albans Co-op farm family or a St. Albans Co-op farm member family employee's family. The winners were Anna Laggis of East Hardwick, Vermont. Chantal Lussier of Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Johnathon Mason of Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Sara Vosburg of Swanton, Vermont. Kaitlin Deuso of East Berkshire, Vermont and Chelsea Vaillancourt of Enosburg Falls, Vermont. Winners were selected to receive the scholarship based on their academic, community involvement, agricultural commitment, leadership and character. The Young Collaborators appreciated the past support from members and the industry on this effort.

    In December 2010, the Young Cooperators held a successful Annual meeting in St. Albans, which included the "Telling Your Story" training offered by dairy promotion, and a plant tour of Franklin Foods in Enosburg Falls.

    The Young Cooperators will have another busy year in 2011 with several state and national legislative issues to provide input on. The Cooperative invites members to support and participate in the Young Cooperators activities.

    Cheese Market News Article - California Floods, Northeast Blizzard Challenge Industry

    Posted on January 04, 2011

    Read Rena Archwamety's article on how the dairy industry has dealt with recent weather challenges in California and the Northeast. Learn how Dairy Farmers of America, Dairy Marketing Services, and Franklin Foods continue to thrive. Click here for the article.

    Hahn's Yogurt Cream Cheese Expands California Distribution

    Posted on December 30, 2010

    Franklin Foods mission to spread the goodness of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese and help schools fight the battle against childhood obesity has reached 20 more school districts. According to the Center for Disease Control, and their National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, obesity in children continues to rise at an alarming rate. The Franklin Foods mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese and offer innovative products, like Yogurt Cream Cheese, which delivers cream cheese taste and performance with the natural benefit of reduced fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories ushers in a new era of food options for schools to serve their students.

    CDC Survey Results Report: 1971-74 to 2003-2006


    • Obesity in Children aged from 2 - 5 increased from 5% to 12.4%
    • Obesity in Children aged from 6 -11 increased from 4% to 17%
    • Obesity in Children aged from 12 -19 increased from 6.1% to 17.6%
    • 20% of US Children have abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels and these higher levels are tied more prominently to overweight and obese children.


    Savory Holiday Side Dish

    Savory Holiday Side Dish

    Posted on December 23, 2010

    Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Macaroni and Cheese

    A favorite of Heidi Hart

    • 1 - 16 oz. Box of Macaroni
    • 2 - 8 oz. Bars of Hunter's Sharp Cheddar Cheese
    • 2 - 8 oz. Cups of Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups of Milk
    • Salt & Pepper to taste

    Cook Macaroni as directed on box and drain. In large saucepan, add Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese, milk, cheese (cubed), salt and pepper. Heat ingredients on low heat and stir occasionally until mixture begins to melt. Mix in cooked macaroni and pour into ungreased 13x9x2 baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!




    Delicious & Easy Dessert Recipe for the Holidays!

    Delicious & Easy Dessert Recipe for the Holidays!

    Posted on November 24, 2010

    Pumpkin Squares with Hahn's Cream Cheese Frosting

    A favorite of Celeste Malin

    • 1 cup oil
    • 2 cups pumpkin
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup pecans (optional)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon ginger

    Mix all ingredients together.  Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan.  Bate at 350 F for 40 minutes.  Test with toothpick.

    FROSTING

    1/2 stick butter or margarine

    3 oz Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese, softened

    1/2 box powdered sugar

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Whip all ingredients together.  Frost cooled pumpkin squares

    Franklin Foods Awarded Business of the Year for 2010

    Posted on November 19, 2010

    Franklin Foods has been awarded Vermont's "Franklin County Business of the Year" for 2010 by the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation (FCIDC). The award acknowledges Franklin Foods commitment to its employees, community and manufacturing facility investments in New England's largest dairy county and milk shed. Click here to read the press release.

    Franklin Foods Co-Sponsors the 2010 Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum on Sunday, August 8, at Shelburne Farms

    Franklin Foods Co-Sponsors the 2010 Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum on Sunday, August 8, at Shelburne Farms

    Posted on August 24, 2010

    Come celebrate the successful farmer-chef partnerships that thrive in Vermont and help enrich our local communities! This annual event, held at Shelburne Farms' Coach Barn on the shore of Lake Champlain, offers the rare opportunity to mingle and break bread with farmers, growers, chefs, and neighbors all interested in insuring a fair and sustainable food system for our future.

    Franklin Foods Headed to Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival on July 25th

    Franklin Foods Headed to Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival on July 25th

    Posted on July 15, 2010

    According to the Vemont Cheesemakers Festival, Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 40 of them! We invite you to experience our passion for making fine cheeses, taste local and fresh foods, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day along the shores of Lake Champlain at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning, and networking. Come and celebrate the season.

    For more information visit www.vtcheesefest.com

     

    Franklin Foods Co-Sponsors

    Franklin Foods Co-Sponsors "Music In The Vineyard " at Snow Farm Vineyards

    Posted on June 10, 2010

    Come on out to Snow Farm Vineyards every Thursday evening from June to September for the award-winning live concert music series. All concerts are free and no tickets are required.

    From week to week they present a variety of music to satisfy all tastes - from classical to jazz to swing to bluegrass to classic rock. Picnicking begins at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

    The summer concert series was named one of “8 summer hot spots” by Vermont Life Magazine! and one of five “must-do” summer events in Vermont by RDF TV Magazine!

    2010 Concert Schedule:

    10- Jun The Bone Killers sponsored by The Sand Bar Inn and Marina
    17-Jun The Trio featuring Paul and Tracie Cassarino and Jeff Wheel with special guest Josh Cassarinosponsored by Shore Acres Resort
    24-Jun House on Fire sponsored by Apple Island Resort
    1-Jul The Rhythm Rockets sponsored by Wick &Maddocks and Yeates Construction
    4-Jul The High Mileage Boys sponsored by Vermont Nutfree Chocolate
    8-Jul The Phil Abair Band sponsored by A&B Beverage and Andrea Champagne Real Estate
    15-Jul Jenni Johnson &the Junketeers sponsored by Keeler Bay Variety and Crescent Bay Farm B&B
    22-Jul Hot Neon Magic sponsored by Tim Brisson & Associates
    29-Jul Mountain Girl featuring Tammy Fletcher sponsored by Paw Print &Mail and the Islander
    5-Aug Shakedown sponsored by C.I.D.E.R.
    12-Aug High Rollers sponsored by The Law Offices of David Carter, Esq.
    26-Aug Dirt Road sponsored by Keeler Bay Variety
    2-Sept Starline Rhythm Boys sponsored by W.V.M.T

    Fifth Annual Taste of Vermont in Washington, DC on May 6

    Posted on April 29, 2010

    The award-winning Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Dips and Spreads are headed to the Fifth Annual Taste of Vermont in Washington, DC on May 6. This event will showcase some of Vermont's fine speciatly products to a powerful audience. Invited guests include: US Senators, representatives of congress, Vermont government officials and business managers, Vermont Convention Bureau members, Washington DC specialty food buyers, meeting planners and travel and food writers.

    Hahn's Bakers Cheese Featured in Leading OU Kosher Magazine - Behind the Union Symbol

    Hahn's Bakers Cheese Featured in Leading OU Kosher Magazine - Behind the Union Symbol

    Posted on April 29, 2010

    Read how Hahn's Bakers Cheese helps chefs and bakers re-invent their menus and products to appeal to today’s consumer who is searching for naturally healthier foods that are delicious. As the “Perfect Protein,” Hahn’s helps chefs and bakers satisfy this consumer need. 

    Click here for the article on Hahn's Bakers Cheese.

    According to the OU Kosher organization, Behind the Union Symbol is the highly acclaimed quarterly magazine of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division for current and prospective Kosher certified companies.

    The publication, which in only a few years has become the premiere kosher trade magazine, features technical articles on the scientific and halachic aspects of kosher food production, company profiles, tips on maximizing a kosher program, as well as sometimes whimsical and always fascinating articles on how the OU’s rabbinic experts bring their skills to more than 6,000 plants in 77 countries worldwide. A must read for food executives, marketing officers and plant personnel.

    Behind the Union Symbol is read by over 6,000 food executives and reaches 6,000 food manufacturing facilities worldwide, as well as food industry leaders, editors and analysts.

     

     

    Franklin Foods Receives Highest Level of Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF)

    Posted on March 03, 2010

    ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. — Mar. 3, 2010 Franklin Foods, a leading manufacturer and marketer of cream cheese based products announces it has received the highest level certification by Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) for its Enosburg Falls, VT facility. The SQF 2000 Level 3 certification is the highest level possible for food safety and quality and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), whose aim is, “safe food for consumers everywhere.”

     

    The  Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF), a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), administers the SQF Program. SQF is a leader in global food safety, quality certification, and management system. The SQF Program provides “independent certification that a supplier's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulation.” This, according to SQF, “enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain.”

     

    “We are very proud to be acknowledged internationally for our company wide commitment to manufacturing excellence through the SQF program which requires thorough training, regular auditing, and strict protocols. Just as important it will help us build relationships with domestic and international customers and drive our growth plans in 2010,” said Rocco Cardinale director of marketing.

     

    About Franklin Foods

    Franklin Foods, Inc., is located in Enosburg Falls, Vermont’s dairy capital. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899, using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, Franklin Foods is a manufacturer of innovative branded specialty cream cheese based spreads and dips. Franklin is also the inventor of their patented Yogurt Cream Cheese, which delivers cream cheese taste and performance with natural benefit of reduced fat, sodium, cholesterol and fat. Several years ago, Franklin embarked on a strategic growth plan that includes the rapid development and expansion of products targeted toward the Private Label Cream Cheese category. Franklin Foods is a full line cream cheese supplier and distributes its award-winning products to industrial, institutional, food service, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and in select international markets. For more information, visit www.franklinfoods.com.

     

    Click here for Franklin Foods SQF Certification Level 3 Press Release PDF

     

    Franklin Foods Announces Green Mountain Farms Achieves Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Magazine's 2009 'Best New Product Award'

    Posted on December 28, 2009

     

     

    ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. — Dec. 28, 2009 Franklin Foods, maker of Green Mountain Farms products, announced today that its new Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are the recipient of the “2009 Best New Products Award” from Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer magazine. The 8 oz. cups of Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are currently being launched in supermarkets and located in the refrigerated deli cheese section in four delicious flavors — Cucumber Garlic, Kalamata Olive, Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke, and Vegetable.

     

    According to Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer, the criteria for judging were above and beyond being high in quality (product and packaging) or unique in nature; all products considered and judged on the way they met consumer trends. All products were analyzed by a panel of experts, the editorial directors of each of the following BNP Media Publications: Mike Duff of R&FF Retailer, Bob Garrison of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods and Claudia Dziuk O’Donnell of Prepared Foods. All winners are featured in the November issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer magazine and can be viewed online at rffretailer.com.

     

    “It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award from Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer magazine, and it is particularly special since our product was judged by a panel of experts from three leading food publications. We are excited to lead our category with a new brand and innovative product that connects with today’s consumers, whom crave delicious, healthy and convenient foods,” stated Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing.

     

    For the complete Green Mountain Farms product line and delicious recipes, visit www.gmfcheese.com.

     

    About Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips

    The award-winning Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are a bold new take on an old-world favorite, combining real non-fat yogurt and fresh vegetables into a winning taste sensation. The dips are available in 8 oz. cups and located in the refrigerated deli cheese case in four savory flavors: Cucumber Garlic, Kalamata Olive, Vegetable, and Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke. Green Mountain Farms was the silver medal winner in the innovative and creative products category at the 2009 World Dairy Expo Championships. For more information, visit www.gmfcheese.com.

     

    About Franklin Foods

    Franklin Foods, Inc., is located in Enosburg Falls, Vermont’s dairy capital. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899, using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods traditions of excellent quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continue. Franklin Foods is the fourth-largest cream cheese producer in the United States and is on a mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumer. Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, food service, private-label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and in select international markets. For more information, visit www.franklinfoods.com.

    Click here for the PDF Press Release

    Franklin Foods Launches Redesigned Web Site

    Posted on October 16, 2009

    ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. — Oct. 16, 2009 Franklin Foods, a key player in the U.S. dairy industry, announces the launch of its redesigned website, www.franklinfoods.com. Franklin Foods’ new web site presents online visitors with improvements in navigation, appearance, accessibility and consumer connectivity to support the company’s rapid growth plans in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer channels.

     

    The strategy of the new site focuses on engaging and informing visitors about Franklin Foods’ award-winning products, brands and capabilities. Also, the site debuts a new corporate brand identity and provides e-newsletter sign-up, broker and sales information, online recipes, a blog and more.

     

    “Satisfying the diverse needs of business and retail customers in a visitor- and search engine-friendly format was a challenge,” stated Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing. “The new web site provides clear navigation, enhanced graphics and a variety of social media tools for us to connect with our customers. Plus, increased search engine optimization, robust site analytics and customer relationship management capabilities will provide a platform for future sales, marketing, and social media initiatives.”

     

    Customers can connect with and follow Franklin Foods as it pursues its mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese®, on the company’s Facebook fan page, Twitter page, YouTube channel and Franklin Foods blog.

     

    About Franklin Foods

    Franklin Foods, Inc., is located in Enosburg Falls, Vermont’s dairy capital. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899, using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today, the Franklin Foods traditions of excellent quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continue. Franklin Foods is the fourth-largest cream cheese producer in the United States and is on a mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese® for today’s consumer. Franklin Foods’ award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, food service, private-label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and in select international markets. For more information, visit www.franklinfoods.com.

     

    Click here for the Franklin Foods Launches Redesigned Web Site Press Release

    Smugglers' Notch Discover Food & Wine Event

    Posted on October 02, 2009

    Discover Food & Wine Event at Smugglers' Notch Resort. 

    A perfect time to sample the award-winning Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Dips and Spreads will be during the Columbus Day "Discover Food & Wine Event" at Smugglers' Notch Resort.  The Saturday evening event will be featuring an appetizer buffet, wine tasting and souvenir glass, and samplings of Vermont delicious specialty foods.  The evening's entertainment: an ensemble headed by Jenni Johnson offering a unique blend of jazz, blues and swing!  Click here for more information.

    Franklin Foods at the 66th Annual Governor's Conference

    Posted on October 02, 2009

    The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association hosted the 66th Annual Governor's Conference on Recreation on September 30, 2009.  Throughout the conference attendees sampled some of Vermont's finest specialty food products.  A variety of Franklin Foods award-winning products were available for sampling. 

    Flynn Center Food and Wine Fundraiser

    Posted on September 22, 2009

    Flynn's Fine Wine and Food Festival returned to the historic Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.  Festival participants had the opportunity to sample a variety of the award-winning Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Dips and Spreads.  

    Franklin Foods Celebrates Plymouth Cheese and Harvest Festival

    Posted on September 22, 2009

    Franklin Foods and the award-winning Green Mountain Farms brand were on hand to help celebrate the Annual Plymouth Cheese and Harvest Festival at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site.

    Green Mountain Farms On-Hand at Brooklyn Cheese Experiment

    Posted on September 22, 2009

    Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Dips and Spreads were part of the festivities at this year's Brooklyn Cheese Experiment , hosted by competitive cookoff gurus Theo Peck and Nick Suarez. The Brooklyn Cheese Experiment, a cheese cookoff and homebrew-off of epic proportions. Amateur chefs whip up their favorite cheese-based dishes ranging from sweet to savory, while local homebrewers pit their home made brews against each other in Brooklyn's premier culinary competition.

    Franklin Foods at Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival

    Posted on September 22, 2009

    The Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival celebrates the artisan cheese makers and local food producers from Vermont and around the region. Franklin Foods was on-hand sampling the award-winning Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Dips and Spreads to attendees from Vermont, New England, Boston, New York City and New York State.

    Award-Winning Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips Available in Publix Super Markets in Florida

    Posted on September 02, 2009

    ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. – September 2, 2009 – Franklin Foods, maker of Green Mountain Farms products, announced the launch of a new savory yogurt dip in 375 Lakeland Division Publix Super Markets stores in Florida. Lakeland Division cities include Tampa, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Sarasota, Lakeland, Naples and St. Petersburg. The 8 oz. cups of Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are located in the refrigerated deli cheese section in three delicious flavors - Cucumber Garlic, Kalamata Olive, and Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke. These new Savory Yogurt Dips feature a rich and creamy texture, crunchy vegetables and real non-fat yogurt. The dips are perfect for consumers who crave delicious, healthy and convenient foods.

     

    “The active, outdoor and entertaining lifestyle of the Florida market is ideal for the Green Mountain Farms brand,” said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing. “Our new Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are not only delicious but also convenient as a quick and light snack to enjoy with pita chips poolside or during the big game. The sophisticated and fresh flavor profiles make easy work of appetizers for dinner party guests, and the rich and creamy texture adds a little something special to favorite recipes.”

     

    Bold New Take on an Old-World Favorite

     

    Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are a bold new take on an old-world favorite. In the United States, Tzatziki is enjoyed primarily as a sauce for gyros. But throughout the Mediterranean, Tzatziki is enjoyed as a delicious appetizer dip, a flavorful condiment for vegetables and a light sauce for grilled meats. Today, Green Mountain Farms has built upon this time-honored culinary tradition of fresh flavors and versatility by crafting a Tzatziki recipe that is perfect for adventurous American palates. The result is a whole new level of savory yogurt goodness.

      

    Each batch of Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips starts with fresh dairy from New England farms. Vegetables are then added, and the results are unique flavors that satisfy consumer demand for delectable, healthy and versatile foods. Unlike competitors’ products, Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki is made with real non-fat yogurt - no sour cream, and live and active yogurt cultures for a unique Tzatziki flavor experience. Kof-K Kosher Certified as permitted.

     

    For the complete Green Mountain Farms product line and delicious recipes, visit www.gmfcheese.com.

     

    About Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips

    The award-winning Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips combine real non-fat yogurt and fresh vegetables in a winning taste sensation that is perfect for consumers who crave delicious, healthy and convenient foods.  Available in 8 oz. cups and located in the refrigerated deli cheese case in four savory flavors: Cucumber Garlic, Kalmata Olive, Vegetable, and Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke. Green Mountain Farms is the silver medal winner in the innovative and creative products category at the 2009 World Dairy Expo Championships. For more information, visit www.gmfcheese.com.

    Click here for the Green Mountain Farms Publix Press Release

    Franklin Foods Shines at 2009 World Dairy Expo Championships

    Posted on August 28, 2009

     Enosburg Falls, VT - August 28, 2009 – Franklin Foods shines at the 2009 World Dairy Expo Championships, held in Middleton, Wisconsin on August 25-27.  The World Dairy Expo is the only judging contest of its kind in North America, since no other dairy contest includes all dairy products. 

    The highlight of the contest for Franklin Foods was its new Green Mountain Farms brand. Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Vegetable Dip achieved a score of 97 points in the highly competitive Creative and Innovative Products category, thus securing a 2nd Place finish.

    Hahn’s Neufchâtel scored 98.1 points, securing a 3rd Place finish in the the Reduced Fat Cheese category. Just .55 points separated the first and third place positions.

    According to officials at the World Dairy Expo, “The World Dairy Expo is attended by over 70,000 people and 600 companies participate in front of a contingent of media representatives from around the world."

    Third U.S. Patent Approved for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese

    Posted on August 28, 2009

    (Enosburg Falls, VT) August 28, 2009-Franklin Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  issued patent number 7,572,473 to inventors Jon Gutknecht and John Ovitt for the award-winning Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese.  This is the third patent for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese.

    These key patent approvals allow for protected manufacturing, marketing and distribution of  Yogurt & Cream Cheese across dairy, food service, culinary and retail categories, which will have a positive impact on consumers' health and wellness.

    Click on link to read article in the Cheese Reporter

     

    Franklin Foods Wins 3 Medals at the American Cheese Society Competition

    Posted on August 10, 2009

    Enosburg Falls, VT - August 12, 2009 – Franklin Foods amazed the judges by winning medals for Hahn’s Cultured Cream Cheese, Hahn’s Neufchâtel, and the patented Hahn’s Yogurt & Cream Cheese, at the 25th Annual American Cheese Society Judging and Competition held in Austin, Texas on August 5-8.  The American Cheese Society is the country’s premiere platform for cheese industry research and education.

    The highlight of the contest for Franklin Foods was its Hahn’s brand. Hahn’s Cultured Cream Cheese and Hahn’s Neufchâtel achieved the highest vote totals in the highly competitive—fresh unripened cheese made from cow’s milk category—thus securing a 1st and 2nd Place finish.

    Not to be outdone, the patented Hahn’s Yogurt & Cream Cheese tied for 2nd Place in the low fat / low salt category for flavored cheeses.  A highly competitive category that requires cheese makers to deliver on both great taste and low fat benefits, Hahn’s achieved the highest vote total of any sweet flavored low fat / low salt cheese.

    “Hahn’s cheeses are the forerunners of dairy innovation and trusted by professional chefs, bakers and consumers for their delicious taste and excellent quality. The results confirm that the Franklin Foods brands and products can compete with leading industry rivals and excel on an international level,” said Rocco Cardinale director of marketing. 

    According to David Grotenstein, chairman of the Judging and Competition, “We had a record turnout with 1,327 entries this year from 197 companies.  We saw surges in blue cheeses and farmstead cheeses.  Goat cheeses, both fresh and aged, were up dramatically.  We had 32 states represented this year, plus three Canadian provinces and—a first this year with entries from the State of Mexico.  In these tougher times, cheesemakers are hoping a ribbon will be a marketing tool.”

    Click Here for the Hahn's 2009 ACS Awards Press Release

     

    Franklin Foods Launches New Green Mountain Farms Brand

    Posted on August 05, 2009

    Enosburg Falls, Vt -- August, 2009 - Franklin Foods celebrates 110 years of dairy innovation by sharing a taste of Dairy Country Goodness with the launch of the Green Mountain Farms brand.  A little secret that Franklin Foods has known for more than five generations is that when it comes to making premium dairy prouducts, the closer you are to fresh milk and cream makes all the difference in the world when it comes to delicious taste, smooth and creamy texture, and batch-to-batch consistency.

    Green Mountain Farms Food Service Products

    Throughout the U.S. Franklin Foods' award-winning products are considered the gold standard by chefs and bakers.  The new Green Mountain Farms brand for food service will build upon this reputation by offering a full line of OU Dairy certified products.  Products will consist of Cultured Cream Cheese, Neufchâtel and Cream Cheese in a variety of sizes, from 1 oz. portions to 30 lb. bulk boxes.

    Green Mountain Farms Retail Products

    Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Spreads and Dips

    Finally, no more sacrificing taste for health or settling for "light" gourmet spreads that never taste quite right to picky kids and discerning guests.  Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Spreads and Dips naturally lighten up "anytime" snacking with 50%-60% less fat than the leading gourmet spreadable cheese and have the taste, texture and nutrition families and friends will enjoy year round.

    Green Mountain Farms Gourmet Spreads and Dips begin with fresh milk, cream, and crunchy vegetables.  Next, Franklin Foods uses its Good Dairy Technology process to ensure that the delicious flavor and decadent texture of full-fat spreads is retained while unwanted fat, calories and cholesterol are reduced.  The results are a guilt-free indulgence that is perfect for spreading on crackers, dipping with vegetables or adding to favorite recipes.

    Available in 8 oz. cups and located in the refrigerated deli cheese case case in four flavors -- Garlic & Herb, Blue Cheese & Chive, Chèvre Basil and Salsa Cream Cheese Dip.

    Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips

    Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips are a bold new take on an old-world favorite.  In the United States, Tzatziki is enjoyed primarily as a sauce for gyros.  But, throughout the Mediterranean, Tzatziki is enjoyed as a delicious appetizer dip, flavorful condiment for vegetables and a light topping for grilled meats.  Today, Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips have built upon this time-honored culinary tradition of fresh flavors and versatility by crafting a Tzatziki recipe that is perfect for adventurous American palates.  The result is a whole new level of savory yogurt goodness that is perfect for serious dipping with pita chips and rich enough to be used in favorite recipes--enjoy as a savory topping on a grilled lamb burger.

    Each batch of Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips starts with fresh dairy from nearby New England farms. Vegetables are then added, and the results are four delicious flavors that satisfy consumer demand for delicious, healthy and versatile foods.  Unlike the competition, Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki is made with real non-fat yogurt--no sour cream--and live and active yogurt cultures for a unique Tzatziki flavor experience that is rich, creamy and delicious.

    Available in 8 oz. cups and locate in the refrigerated deli cheese case in four savory flavors--Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke, Vegetable, Kalamata Olive, and Cucumber Garlic.

    Click Here for the Green Mountain Farms Press Release PDF

     

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese Approved by Alameda County School District

    Posted on July 28, 2009

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese logoFranklin Foods continues its mission to "Spread the Goodness of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese" across the United States.  Beginning in the 2009 school year Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese will be served to 225,000 students across 18 school districts in Alameda County, California.

     

     

    Franklin Foods Achieves 98.8% on Silliker Audit

    Posted on July 21, 2009

    Franklin Foods, a leading manufacturer and marketer of cream cheese based products received the Silliker Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safey, Gold audit Certificate of Recognition for its Enosburg Falls, VT facility in July 2009.

     

    Under the leadership of Curtt Perry, Quality Assurance & Safety Manager, Franklin Foods received its 4th Gold audit in 4 consecutive years. The results of the July 2009 audit "Good Manufacturing and Food Safety" rated Franklin Foods performance as "excellent" with a score of 98.8%, based upon meeting recognized industry practices that contribute to the production of safe and quality products for consumers. As part of Franklin Foods' commitment to consumers and manufacturing excellence it voluntarily undergoes periodic independent inspections and audits.

    National Launch of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese a Success During School Nutrition Association Conference

    Posted on July 06, 2009

    Watch Mary Hill, President of School Nutrition Board, review Hahn's Yogurt and Cream Cheese. Reported by CBS 3 Philadelphia.

    Click here to watch the video

    Sarasota, FL School System Approves Hahn's!

    Posted on July 18, 2008

    Beginning in 2009, Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese will be served to 42,045 students and 5,617 administrators throughout Sarasota County Schools.

    Food Biz Kids Rate Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese A Winner!

    Posted on July 10, 2008

    The industry leading Food Processing Magazine tested Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese with their Food Biz Kids student product testers. The results "A Great Bagel Topper". Click here to read the results. 

    Orange County, FL - 12th Largest School System in U.S.- Approves Hahn's!

    Posted on June 06, 2008

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese will be served to 215 schools throughout the Orange County school system beginning in 2009.

    Palm Beach, Florida - 11th Largest School System in U.S. - Selects Hahn's for 2009 School Year

    Posted on May 17, 2008

    Franklin Foods wins bid to serve Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese to 168,546 students and 21,000 teachers beginning in the Fall of 2009.

    Franklin Foods Achieves International Distribution of Hahn's

    Posted on April 25, 2008

    Franklin Foods expands distribution of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese with UK retail giant Tesco in South Korea. “Acceptance of Hahn's on the international stage is a clear indicator of the growing strength of the brand and consumer acceptance of the yogurt cream cheese technology, said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing.

    A.S.K Brand “Chipotle Flavor” Wins Silver at World Cheese Championships

    Posted on March 13, 2008

    All Season's Kitchen Chipotle Chili Salsa Cream Cheese, wins Second place in the Peppered Flavored Category, at the 2008 World Cheese Championships in Madison, Wisconsin. The 27th Biennial World Cheese Competition is the world's largest international cheese contest with 1,941 entries from 20 nations and 30 U.S. States.

    Hillsborough, Florida - 8th Largest School System in the U.S. - Begins Serving Hahn's to Students

    Posted on March 03, 2008

    Hillsborough, Florida students will begin enjoying the goodness of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese this month in convenient 1 oz. portion cups in both Heavenly Plain and Strawberry N' Cream flavors. The award-winning Hahn's Heavenly Plain has 60% less fat, 55% less cholesterol, 30% less sodium, 60% less saturated fat, and 33% fewer calories than regular cream cheese plus cuts an estimated 17,100 fat calories a year from each student's diet. The Hillsborough school system serves 235,000 meals daily to 194,000 students. “This is a phenomenal success and moves us one step closer to our goal of ‘Spreading the Goodness of Hahn's’ and positively impacting the health and wellness of 15,000 schools and 40 million students across the U.S.,” said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing. Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese is now available to students and teachers in New York, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire.

    Franklin Foods & Northeast Organic Farmers of Vermont

    Posted on February 10, 2008

    he Northeast Organic Farmers of Vermont held their annual meeting in Randolph, Vermont and Franklin Foods products were part of the conference and festivities.

    The “I Want Hahn's” Global Suggestion Box Launched

    Posted on January 25, 2008

    Franklin Foods launches "I Want Hahn's" an internet-based global suggestion box that connects consumers with corporate food purchasing buyers "The 'I Want Hahn's' campaign is a consumer empowerment tool and builds upon our previous social-media success," said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing. Here's how it works:

    Consumers visit the Franklin Foods homepage and click on the "I Want Hahn's" button. Next, the consumer fills out a form requesting that Hahn's be available in their local community, i.e., school, supermarket. Franklin Foods then organizes each consumer-generated request geographically. The sales team and national broker network then share each submission with corporate food buyers during their presentations to show existing unmet demand for the Hahn's brand in each market.

    Franklin Foods Consumer Web Panel Launched

    Posted on December 12, 2007

    Consumers of Vermont Gourmet, Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese and All Season's Kitchen are being invited to participate in an online consumer panel to share ideas, give their opinions and feedback. "Leveraging technology to gain a deeper understanding of the Franklin Foods consumer is paramount to the success of our brands as we innovate with new products, plan media budgets, execute promotional programs, and expand distribution both domestically and globally", said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing.

    Hahn's Debuts at New Jersey School Nutrition Annual Conference

    Posted on November 07, 2007

    The New Jersey Chapter of the School Nutrition Association held its 45th Annual Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese was part of the excitement, and was sampled by over 600 school foodservice buyers.

    Franklin Foods Wins 3 Awards at World Dairy Expo Competition

    Posted on September 17, 2007

    Team Franklin Foods, led by Todd Paradee, Production Manager, won 3 Awards at the 2007 World Dairy Expo Competition that was held in Middleton, Wisconsin on August 27-31, 2007. According to the World Dairy Expo Championship, "The World Dairy Expo Championship is the 3rd largest dairy product contest in the U.S. and is the only judging contest of its kind in the United States, since no other national contest includes all dairy products. More than 70,000 people, 600 companies and a contingent of media representatives from around the world participate." Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese won 2nd Place in the Creative and Innovative Technologies category. Hahn's also won 3rd Place in the Reduced Fat category. Vermont Gourmet Blue Cheese & Chive took 2nd Place in the Cream Cheese category.

    Franklin Foods Achieves Gold Rating for Manufacturing Practices & Food Safety from Silliker

    Posted on September 10, 2007

    Franklin Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of cream cheese based products received the Silliker Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety, Gold audit Certificate of Recognition for its Enosburg Falls, VT facility in August, 2007. Under the leadership of Curtt Perry, Quality Assurance & Plant Safety Manager, Franklin Foods received its 6th Gold audit in eight years. The results of the August 2007 audit Good Manufacturing and Food Safety rated Franklin Foods' performance as excellent, with a score of 97.2%, based upon meeting recognized industry practices that contribute to the production of safe and quality products for consumers. As part of Franklin Foods' commitment to consumers and manufacturing excellence it voluntarily undergoes periodic independent inspections and audits.

    New York City, New York – Largest School System in the U.S. – Begins Serving Hahn's to Students

    Posted on September 09, 2007

    The successful rollout of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese into the number one school system in the United States as reported by Burlington Free Press writer Helen Simon.

    Second U.S. Patent Approved for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese

    Posted on August 25, 2007

    Franklin Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States Patent Office issued "product" patent number 7,258,886 to inventors Nord Brue, Jon Gutknecht and John Ovitt for the award-winning Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese. This is the second patent for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese. In October of 2006 the U.S. Patent Office issued "technology" patent number 7,083,815 for Hahn's. These key patent approvals allow for the Yogurt & Cream Cheese technology to be expanded across dairy categories, which will have a positive impact on consumers' health and wellness, said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing.

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese Cuts 17,100 Fat Calories From Each Student's Diet!

    Posted on August 13, 2007

    Franklin Foods, Inc., is on a mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese, and has taken one giant step towards fulfilling this mission by gaining the approval of several Northeastern school systems for their award-winning and patented Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese.

    Beginning in the fall of 2007, more than 1 million students and teachers in the northeastern United States will enjoy daily the great taste of Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese in two delicious flavors, Heavenly Plain and Strawberries N' Cream. The bagel will never be the same! Hahn's was student tested and picked as the students' new cream cheese – all this while cutting an estimated 17,100 fat calories a year from each student's diet!

    School systems across the United States are re-engineering their meal programs to help address rising child obesity rates. Made with a patented blend of real yogurt and cream cheese, Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese provides school administrators with a flavorful and healthy option for their students. Hahn's Heavenly Plain has 60% less fat, 55% less cholesterol, 30% less sodium, 60% less saturated fat, and 33% fewer calories than regular cream cheese.

    All parents are continually searching for great-tasting and healthy food options that we know our kids will eat. We are gratified that students tried Hahn's and picked Hahn's as their cream cheese of choice. This demonstrates that students will eat great-tasting and healthy foods when given a choice. Our goal is to do our part by spreading the goodness of Hahn's to every school district and student in the United States, said Jon Gutknecht, president and CEO.

    Hahn's has recently received awards from three prestigious competitions, the U.S. Cheese Championships, the World Cheese Championships and the American Cheese Society. Our continued success proves that Hahn's can reach a broad and diverse consumer base. We are committed to making a positive impact on consumers by broadening the distribution channels from traditional supermarkets, club stores, restaurants and bakeries to schools, colleges, hospitals, retirement homes, weight management centers, resorts and hotels, said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing.

    Franklin Foods Wins 3 Awards at 2007 American Cheese Society Competition

    Posted on August 04, 2007

    Franklin Foods wins three awards during the ACS Cheese competition held in Burlington, VT, August 1-4. According to ACS Chairperson David Grotenstein, "Over 200 cheese producers from 30 states and Canada entered 1,208 cheeses and cultured dairy products – making this the largest U.S. Cheese Competition ever!"

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese won first place in the Cultured Milk (Cow's Milk) category. Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese Blueberry Dream placed second in the Low Fat cheese category. Vermont Gourmet Blue Cheese & Chive placed second in the Flavored Spread category.

    Senator Leahy hosts Taste of Vermont Reception in Washington, D.C.

    Posted on May 12, 2007

    Franklin Foods' Vermont Gourmet, All Season's Kitchen and Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese were included in a welcome reception for U.S. Senators, Representatives of Congress, Vermont Government officials, and travel and food writers at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. This is the second time we've been invited to participate in this event and it's a perfect venue to let Vermont products shine on a national stage, according to Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing.

    Franklin Foods Does It Again at U.S. Cheese Championships

    Posted on March 25, 2007

    Franklin Foods does it again at U.S. Cheese Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Vermont Gourmet Artisanal Chèvre & Roasted Garlic takes 2nd Place in the Mixed Milk category and Hahn's Yogurt and Cream Cheese Strawberries n' Cream takes 3rd place in the Reduced Fat Category.

    Vermont Gourmet enjoyed at Washington, D.C. International Wine & Food Festival

    Posted on March 08, 2007

    Vermont Gourmet Artisanal was a featured product at the Washington D.C. International Food and Wine Festival. According to festival literature, the event attracts visitors from 33 states with the majority coming from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Over 200 domestic and international wine makers participate.

    First Patent Approved for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese

    Posted on October 20, 2006

    Patent Approved for Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese. After a very intense patent process the Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese Patent is official. Patent Number 7083815 is a key step in developing and building the yogurt and cream cheese category and brand. More than just protecting the Hahn's technology, the approved patent affirms that Franklin Foods is as a leader in probiotic dairy innovation and Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese is a category changing item within the dairy industry, the new patent builds the reputation of Hahn's in the eyes of buyers, and most importantly, positively impacts the health and wellness of consumers, said Rocco Cardinale, director of marketing. This is the first of six patents planned for Hahn's.

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Scores Big at World Cheese Championships

    Posted on March 23, 2006

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese Blueberry Dream achieved a Second place in the Reduced Fat category during the World Cheese Championships in Milwaukee, WI

    Hahn's Voted a Two-Time “Consumer Hit!” by Supermarket Guru

    Posted on June 29, 2005

    Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese 8 oz. Bar has been voted a “Consumer Hit” by NBC Today Show Food Editor and Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert. Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese 7 oz. cup was also voted a “Consumer Hit” on May 11, 2005.

    Franklin Foods' Brands Big Winners at U.S. Cheese Championships

    Posted on March 14, 2005

    Franklin Foods' brands had a tremendous showing at this year's United States Cheese Championships in Milwaukee, WI. Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese won Third place in the Reduced Fat category, Vermont Gourmet Artisanal achieved a Third place in the Mixed Milk category, and All Season's Kitchen Chipotle Salsa Cream Cheese won Third place in the Flavored category.

    Vermont Gourmet & All Season's Kitchen at Boston Wine Expo — Largest Consumer Wine Event in United States

    Posted on January 29, 2005

    The Boston Wine Expo is the largest consumer wine event in United States, Vermont Gourmet Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese and All Season's Kitchen Roasted Garlic Salsa Cream Cheese Dip, were enjoyed by wine and cheese connoisseurs from throughout New England.

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