Australian mozzarella cheese from Victoria will be exported to China for the first time, it was announced on Tuesday [1 August 2017]. Fonterra Australia, one of the country’s leading dairy companies, will send cheese from its new $112 million factory in Stanhope, 197 kilometers north of Melbourne, to China for use on pizza…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2017

Key Point

  • According to the Managing Director of Fonterra, New Zealand-produced Fonterra cheese accounts for more than half of the pizza cheese used in China.

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  • In early 2017, Vilkyskiu Pienine became the first Lithuanian company to supply dairy products to China when it exported 20 MTs of mozzarella.
  • In 2016, according to Fonterra’s managing director in China, mozzarella sales in China increased by 66%. In December 2016, Fonterra announced it was constructing a mozzarella factory in Clandeboye, South Island. Mozzarella exports from the factory were expected to begin in September 2018.
  • In December 2012, a representative from the Chinese e-commerce platform, Taobao.com, noted that New Zealand-produced mozzarella and cream cheese were its most popular cheese products.

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