Did you know that we invented Cheese Powder? In 1951, Christian Jessen, factory manager at that time, experimented with the production of cheese powder made from melted cheese by using a spray drier. A customer had returned a consignment of processed cheese due to the lack of suitable storage conditions. Christian Jessen then started experimenting with the atomization of melted cheese into cheese powder for easier storage. This had never been done before, but after some time he developed a unique technique to produce cheese powder.
Lactosan started producing processed cheese in 1951. In 1953 Lactosan obtained an agreement with the French firm “Fromageries Bel” about deliveries of processed cheese and produced for the Canadian market. However, the sale of cheese powder increased becoming so significant that the production and packing of processed cheese became less important and was phased out.