Dairy Farming

Cheese board: top hole

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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

Philippe Marchand

How did you come up with the idea for Wasabique?

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Quality of raw milk 'among the worst'

The president of a major mainland dairy products manufacturer has attacked China's raw milk standards, saying they are among the lowest in the world.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hongkongers are over the first curdle - so here comes the smelly stuff

Yesterday saw the launch of Hong Kong's first cheese festival, an expo designed to introduce the public to some 200 artisan cheeses, most of them French.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland milk problems start with quality of feed and breed

I note that the authorities on the mainland continue to struggle with the problem of milk quality.

Following the melamine scandal we now have the addition of hydrolysed leather to milk to boost its protein content.

Moreover, the authorities are closing down 45 per cent of the mainland's dairy firms.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fonterra to expand in China with more NZ-raised cows

More dairy cows raised on the green pastures of New Zealand will be imported to the mainland as Beijing ramps up efforts to raise the standard of its much-maligned dairy industry.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am