Between the 20th and 23rd of September 2017, the Retail sales team, Marketing Coordinator and Merchandisers at AppleCore Foods had the opportunity to experience Arla dairy from a much closer perspective.
During the tour around the production and packing sites at Holstebro Butter Dairy, the team could see the process of producing Lurpak butter every day. They had a chance to try and test the butter itself for freshness and taste. The team also visited Holstebro Cream Cheese Dairy where they learnt how ingredients are blended together, how packaging is made and how everything is placed on pallets when ready.
At the Arla Innovation Centre, a presentation about the place was held and a representative explained that employees over there have all the necessary equipment and facilities to develop and try out new concepts. Moreover, different mozzarella types on dough were cooked in a pizza oven and the team learnt to identify the difference.
The last visit was at a high-end farm holding around 500 cows. The team could see how everything works with robots and the ‘happy cows’ were quite silent and living a good healthy life. Each cow is monitored and any unusual behaviour is immediately taken care of by the dedicated farmers.