Insulac has extended the range of fresh spreadable cheeses under the Valformoso brand. The new product is the lactose-free cream cheese.
“Once again, Insulac follows the trends and the pulse of the markets. We felt the need to innovate in spreadable cream cheese and create a new benchmark for quality and excellence”, underlines Pedro Dias, administrator of the Azorean dairy company, in a press release.
From this month, the new reference will start to be available in the main modern distribution chains.
Insulac was founded in 1992 by a group of investors with long tradition in the dairy industry in Portugal. The company started its activity in 1995 in a plant located on the outskirts of Ribeira Grande, in the island of São Miguel in the Azores.
Insulac operates in two distinct dairy products areas. Consumer goods are sold with the Valformoso brand consisting mostly of cheeses and butter in different types of packaging. Dairy raw materials are sold under the brand name Insulac, consisting of milk powders and sweet whey powder.
Currently, Insulac has about 220 direct producers of milk to supply approximately 67 million liters of milk per year, resulting in about 5,000 tons of cheese, 2,200 tons of powdered milk, 3,500 tons of whey and 600 tons of butter.
The products are distributed throughout the national territory (mainland Portugal, Madeira and Azores), the mainland being covered by a warehouse in Camarate, in the outskirts of Lisbon. In addition to the national market, Insulac exports to the Portuguese communities in Canada, the United States and France and also to Morocco, Spain, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands and São Tomé and Príncipe.