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AUGUST: Toasted Cheese

1st August 2023

The Flavour

Toasted cheese CLN-93746 captures the rich, nutty, and savoury essence of cheese that has been gently browned / grilled to perfection. It offers a distinct combination of melted cheese with a hint of caramelised notes that enhance the overall indulgent experience.

The specific type of cheese used for toasting can vary, but popular choices include cheddar, Gouda, Swiss, and provolone.


Trending Categories

Toasted cheese is commonly used in a variety of foods, menus, and recipes. The most iconic application is in the classic grilled cheese sandwich, where two slices of bread encase the melted, toasted cheese. Additionally, it is a popular ingredient in dishes like cheeseburgers and quesadillas.

Its nostalgic appeal and familiar taste evoke feelings of warmth and satisfaction. According to Mintel, 72% of Britons enjoy eating nostalgic foods that remind them of their past and that are comforting*. Moreover, as consumers increasingly seek elevated comfort food experiences, chefs and food manufacturers are creatively incorporating this flavour into contemporary dishes.


Flavour pairings

Flavour pairings with toasted cheese are diverse and intriguing. It complements tangy ingredients like tomatoes and pickles, balancing their acidity with its creamy richness. It also pairs well with umami flavours found in mushrooms, onions, and grilled meats.



The applications of toasted cheese flavour are extensive. Beyond traditional dishes, this flavour is now applied into snacks like potato chips, popcorn, and crackers, enticing consumers with a unique and irresistible twist. It has also found its way into dips, dressings, and condiments, elevating ordinary items.

For manufacturers, incorporating toasted cheese flavour into products can significantly enhance their indulgent profiles. The richness of melted cheese adds a comforting and satisfying element, making the product more appealing to consumers seeking a comforting experience. Moreover, the savoury and nutty character of this flavouring contributes to a more complex and enjoyable taste, thereby increasing consumer preference and loyalty.


Find out more

Create Flavours are British producers of natural and clean label, savoury, sweet and beverage flavourings. Working from our allergen-controlled facility in Somerset, we design and manufacture premium food and drink flavourings and extracts.

To sample our toasted cheese or any of our savoury, sweet or beverage flavourings; contact us or call your account manager on 01275 349 300.

Create Flavours are part of Nactarome, a global food flavourings and ingredients group. Click here to discover how we can help build your growth vision.


*Mintel: Menu Trends Report (2023)


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