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Research in Switzerland regarding the role of fermented dairy products in the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet was published this week. The Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, inflammation, fracture and neurodegenerative disorders. A large body of evidence indicates that the consumption of fermented dairy products, […]

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Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed new strains of Penicillium roqueforti with different colour variations meaning that we could soon be eating blue cheese that isn’t blue!

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Dairy is in the news this morning due to a huge growth in sales of whole fat milk and dairy products.

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Cheese intake is associated with a lower risk of migraine development.


A new white paper published today looks at the the health benefits and nutritional and microbiological properties of popular fermented dairy products. We take a look at the findings related to cheese here.

Highlights from Euromonitor Cheese in Ireland Report


A recurring theme in the predictions for 2024 is the importance of leveraging AI. It has the potential to creatively automate processes. It is very likely that in 2024 we will see its use increase massively.


An umbrella review intended to provide a systematic and comprehensive overview of current evidence from prospective studies on the diverse health effects of cheese consumption, concluded that: “Cheese consumption was inversely associated with all-cause mortality”. That means that there is a relationship between eating cheese and the risk of death from any cause, and this […]

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Those who regularly ate cheese scored better in cognitive tests and have a lower risk of dementia


A new Italian study shows why cheese made from milk from cows who feed from pastures in the summer is superior using a technique called “metagenomics”.


Cancer treatments have been progressing well in recent years, but can be hindered by drug resistance in cancerous cells.


This study concludes that the concept of 3-D printing has made it possible to construct food products according to one’s personalized nutritional requirements.

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Bacteria from cheese was isolated and found to be effective at inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria associated with tooth decay.


The research showed that higher dairy intakes are linked with improved iodine status

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Study finds that adding additional dairy foods to the diets of older adults in aged care reduced their malnutrition risk

The gut-brain axis has been potentially proposed as a link between the intake of fermented dairy foods, such as cheese yoghurt, and depression.

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A study published in January 2023 indicates that consuming more than 2 servings of dairy products per day is associated with a reduction in the risk of being overweight or obese.


Researchers at Peking Union Medical College in China conducted a Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis based on earlier studies conducted in Europe with over 450,000 participants.

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A 2021 Danish study that looked at the impact of dairy foods on heart health found that including cheese in the diet did not impact on the health of the heart.

Several studies have found that including cheese and red wine in the diet in moderation can help to decrease the chances of cognitive decline and Alzeimers Disease.

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A Swedish study examining dairy intake and its effect on heart disease was published in September 2021.

In a new report published this week in the Nutrition Bulletin, dairy foods are shown to play an important role in a change to a healthier and environmentally sustainable diet for higher income economies

New dietary guidelines for the over 65s were published this month by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Over 65s are the fastest growing age group in Ireland, having increased by 19% in the 2016 census to some 630,800 people (13.8% of total population). The 10 nutrients examined with a full set of recommendations are […]

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An Irish study found that Irish people who eat a lot of cheese do not have higher cholesterol levels than those who don’t. The scientists also found that higher dairy intake was associated with lower body mass index

The study is a first-of-its-kind large scale analysis that connects specific foods to later-in-life cognitive acuity. Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life.

Research published 28th September 2020 in the BMJ suggests that eating dairy products can lower the risk of bowel cancer by almost 20%.

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At the online World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases in August researchers showed how dairy products are beneficial to the health and development of bones and muscles.

Cork scientists working in collaboration with Italian scientists have conducted a study into how much beneficial LAB probiotic bacteria we have in our guts and discovered that most were found in individuals who consumed cheese and yoghurt regularly.

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New Irish research has shown Vitamin D to be vital in fighting respiratory infection. We look at that new research and other studies which indicate that including cheese in the diet may help our bodies to combat Covid-19.

Eating cheese was found to lower risk of stroke

A cheeseboard after a meal is a delicious way to finish a meal and it is also very good for your teeth. It is a great alternative to carbs and also acts preventatively against cavities. So why is cheese so great for your teeth?

Researchers at Kobe University in Japan have discovered that that LH dipeptide, a constituent of blue cheese may be beneficial for mental health.

blue cheese and mental health

Research carried out in the University of Pennsylvania indicated that damage caused by salt may be offset by a diet which contains cheese

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There have been a couple of articles ranking the healthiness of different cheeses over the past week this is a summary of them.

It’s national burger day in the UK so we had a look at some cheesy burger research and, as we thought, cheese is consistently the favourite burger topping.

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New research showed that eating a diet rich in dairy products reduced the blood pressure of overweight middle-aged men and women.

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Eating dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt, was found to protect against premature death from any cause, according to researchers.

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Italian researchers conducted a trial on 30 hypertensive adults over a 2 month period. They concluded that Grana Padano Cheese may lower blood pressure

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Cheese has been part of the human diet for milenia, but new research shows that it was not only a food for the wealthy.

Research into adaptive divergence of fungi has revealed the genetic history of blue cheese and found it to differ from the popular belief that it was caused by fungi in caves.

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Cheese allergies are most prevalent in ripened cheeses and the researchers looked closely at the microbial communities that develop in the cheese rinds.

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A recent University of Alberta study shows that contrary to associations people make with high fat content, cheese may help to control blood sugar levels.

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The study was published on 28th March 2019 and is part of a consumer marketing campaign being conducted by AHDB with Dairy UK, and looked at people’s responses to different food options.

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International research published in October 2018 found that moderate consumption of cheese and other dairy products may help to protect against type 2 diabetes.

Cow - dairy foods may protect against type 2 diabetes

Cheese In Surround Sound – An experiment that has taken place in Switzerland. The results have been published after 6 months of exposure to a variety of sounds and styles of music.

A recent youGov poll revealed that on a classic four-sided box grater, the vast majority, 84 per cent of Britons use the side with the medium raindrop-shaped holes – in precise culinary terms this isn’t actually considered grating, but shredding.

The aim of this research was to examine cheese consumption in Irish adults and to determine its association with healthy eating, consumption of other foods and food choice attitudes. Analysis of food choice attitudes, sociodemographic information and consumption patterns was completed using the data from the National Adult Nutrition Survey Teagasc is the Agriculture and […]

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