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Dairy Farming

Cheese board: top hole


Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:49pm

On the shelf

I was hoping these Hokkaido Royal Milk Tea langue de chat (HK$78 for a box of 10) would be as good as those by the Yoku Moku brand, which are extremely delicate and delicious. Unfortunately, the Hokkaido brand doesn't come close - the biscuit seems thicker and the filling is far too sweet. They're sold at Fresh Mart, Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay (tel: 2833 8338).

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Grainy truth

It wouldn't be surprising if grana padano had an inferiority complex. The denominazione di origine protetta cheese is made in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy - as is the better-known parmigiano-reggiano (parmesan), although by a larger number of producers in a greater number of provinces.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Spacemen's diet hard to stomach

While there are plenty of unknowns involved in being launched into space, at least astronauts can take comfort in knowing the food is among the best their nation has to offer.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Industry 'hijacked dairy standards'

Three years after a melamine-tainted milk scandal destroyed public confidence in the dairy industry, it remains the most fragile part of the mainland food sector, and is widely distrusted.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Radiation checks cover parallel imports of food

Checks for radioactivity in food cover parallel imports of infant formula, the health chief said after manufacturer Meiji launched a massive recall of milk formula in Japan.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A labour of love

Cheese making is like a love story for Philippe Marchand, a master cheese affineur, or cheese refiner, from France.

Marchand comes from the oldest family in the cheese-making business in Nancy, eastern France. Since 1880, family members have passed on their love for cheese and traditional recipes to six generations.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Milk of human kindness

I have a freezer full of somebody else's milk. It's not just any kind of milk. It's breast milk, somebody else's bodily fluids, which I plan to feed to my baby. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Mengniu mulls bid for Pfizer milk unit

China Mengniu Dairy is considering a bid for Pfizer's infant nutrition business, which is about twice the size of the mainland's biggest dairy firm.

The Financial Times reported on Sunday that the dairy company was in talks with the bank UBS to bid for the American health-care giant's US$10 billion nutrition unit, the owner of popular infant formula brand Wyeth.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mengniu splashes out to improve milk quality

Mainland dairy giant Mengniu, which boasted a 27.6 per cent gain in net profit in the first six months of 2011, has pledged 700 million yuan (HK$854 million) to ensure the quality of its milk supply.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am