NZMP European Mozzarella is naturally made with only milk, starter culture, rennet and salt as the core ingredients.
Europe's on-farm practises focus on animal welfare and the environment
Strict Animal welfare standards
Europe and the Netherlands have strict animal welfare standards including those of the Dutch Dairy Association.
Balanced diets for cows
Cows are fed a predominantly grass-based diet supplemented by grass silage in the winter. This delivers a balanced diet throughout the year.
Maximising time on pasture
Cows spend a minimum of 120 days on pasture and in the north 200 days. Additionally, cows are encouraged to graze at night time to increase time on pasture.
Royal A-ware: an ideal partner with 125 years of cheese experience
Royal A-ware has 125 years of experience in the cheese industry. The term “Royal’ is only given to companies in the Netherlands which are over 100 years old.
Today Royal A-ware manufactures a range of cheeses and other dairy products with over 200 million kg of cheese sold annually in Europe and for export.
Like Fonterra, Royal A-ware is committed to sustainability and on-farm practises that result in high-quality milk as well as strong animal welfare. A-ware’s new state of the art mozzarella plant in Heerenveen will produce mozzarella to NZMP’s specifications using quality western European milk supply.
Royal A-ware is committed to innovation
Royal A-ware works with customers and partners to develop a range of solutions that are demand-driven. As a family-owned independent business, there is a strong entrepreneurial and flexible mindset.
Fonterra has worked extensively with Royal A-ware over the last eighteen months to develop a range of customised mozzarella based on Fonterra’s IP combined with Royal A-ware’s knowledge. The range includes chilled, frozen, low salt and shredded products designed to deliver functional performance for end-users.