The joint venture will enable them to take advantage of opportunities stemming from the rising global demand for dairy products

The joint venture will enable them to take advantage of opportunities stemming from the rising global demand for dairy products

Dutch cheese maker DOC Kaas has joined forces with Germany's Hochwald Foods for the export of dairy products to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

The joint venture, the two firms said yesterday (14 October), will enable them to take advantage of opportunities stemming from the rising global demand for dairy products. The two firms will produce "cheeses with a high added value" for the two markets. The partnership will take effect from 1 January.

DOC Kaas is the second-largest cheese producer in the Netherlands. Hochwald produces a range of fresh and long-life milk and mozzarella cheese, and has "many years" of sales experience in the two markets being targeted.

The firm said the joint venture will benefit from "both sets of knowledge and experience regarding sales, markets, product bundling competencies, and customers".