SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (PRNewswire) — In response to increasing demand for delicious, lactose-free dairy products, Green Valley Organics® is expanding its award-winning line with the introduction of the first real dairy, lactose-free cream cheese available in the U.S. market. Starting in November 2014, Green Valley Organics Cream Cheese will be available nationwide at a suggested retail price of $3.49 at Whole Foods Markets, with a wider availability in other natural food stores in early 2015.
Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Cream Cheese is made in a solar-powered creamery using a simple, carefully crafted recipe that delivers a superb flavor. With the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and a rich, creamy texture, the cream cheese is perfect for everyday use, as well as an ideal ingredient in cooking and baking. Like all Green Valley Organics products, the cream cheese is minimally-processed and made with milk from a local family farm, which is Certified Organic and Certified Humane®. All Green Valley Organics products are also certified kosher and gluten-free.
"Our customers have been asking for cream cheese since we first introduced Green Valley Organics in 2010," says CEO & President Jennifer Bice, "When it comes to dairy, people want the 'real deal,' which is exactly what we make – it just also happens to be lactose free. We are delighted to serve the community of an estimated 30-50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant and to say 'Yes, we now have an organic cream cheese that you and your family can enjoy.'"
Green Valley Organics Cream Cheese is made with only four ingredients – pure organic cream, sea salt, lactase enzyme and live, active cultures; it contains no additives and is free of milk powder, fillers, gum thickeners or other unnecessary ingredients. Flourish®, the company's proprietary blend of 10 different probiotics, provides the live and active cultures in this delicious new cream cheese.
The quality and outstanding taste of all of Green Valley Organics products start with the milk, which comes from a certified organic family farm in the heart of Sonoma County, located north of San Francisco along the California coast. The Sonoma County climate, so similar to the Mediterranean with its warm summers and mild winters, offers lush, green winter pastures that are among the most diverse grasslands in the country. These pastures provide perfect nourishment for humanely raised dairy cows.
About Green Valley Organics
Green Valley Organics' lactose-free yogurts, kefirs, sour cream and cream cheese were created so people with lactose intolerance can bring real dairy back into their lives, enjoying its health benefits and great taste free of digestive troubles. From the makers of Redwood Hill Farm, a woman-owned, family-operated company committed to digestive health for more than 45 years, Green Valley Organics is a brand consumers can trust, made at a solar-powered creamery with organic milk that carries the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label. Green Valley Organics is also the only dairy brand with Flourish®, the company's custom blend of 10 live and active cultures that deliver billions of probiotics in every cup. Dedicated to protecting the environment and green open spaces, Green Valley Organics is a proud supporter of the Climate Protection Campaign, Sonoma Land Trust, Ceres Community Project, Daily Acts and LandPaths. Visit GreenValleyLactoseFree.com for tips on living with lactose intolerance, great recipes and more information about the company's wholesome products and sustainable business practices.