Plant-based Dairy | Bunge Loders Croklaan

Plant-based Dairy
Expert support in creating cost effective dairy taste and textures

With the growing trend for healthier food, more and more consumers are looking for dairy-free alternatives and lower saturated fat options. But they still want eating experiences that are as close as possible to traditional dairy products. In this ever-changing market, you not only need to respond fast to stay competitive, you also have to control costs. Our experts understand these challenges and help you choose the right dairy fat alternative to meet consumer requirements in terms of taste, texture, mouthfeel and price.

Let's create together

As well as the focus on health, manufacturers and consumers are increasingly concerned about food quality and sustainability. That’s why they want clear labeling about the nature and origins of their food. With our experience and expertise in plant based oils, we help you meet these requirements. In partnership with you, we turn your ideas into cost-effective products, with improved processing, long shelf life, attractive appearance and excellent eating properties.

When you partner with us,  our technical expertise combines with your unique market knowledge to create irresistible products with great taste, texture and long shelf life. Whether you make ice cream, desserts, toppings, coffee creamers or plant-based cheeses, our broad portfolio of soft-seed and tropical oils such as sunflower, canola, soybean, palm, palm kernel, shea and coconut oils are used to tailor products to your needs. We provide products, which are naturally lower in trans and saturated fatty acids when compared  to dairy fat, maintaining their stability during production and storage, preserving the desired taste and appearance of your products.

Plant-based cheese

When serving vegan markets, taste and mouthfeel are still key in the consumer’s choices. When it comes to melting behavior and eating experience, our plant-based fats behave like milk fat. They’re easy to process and give your cheese analogues a similar texture and flavor release. They also deliver added benefits like no cholesterol and better oxidative stability to prevent rancidity, making them yet tasty alternative to milk fat.

Ice cream

If you make ice cream, our plant-based fat products offer several advantages over dairy fat. These include good melting behavior for clean mouthfeel and fast crystallization for reduced processing time. With tailor-made solutions, we supply cost-effective products with the required nutritional profile that deliver better value compared to milk fat.


Whether you’re making buttery toast, sautéed vegetables, or sweet banana bread, we can help. Provide the delicious taste of butter with plants.  Made from plant-based ingredients, our buttery spreads are a great dairy-free option. They taste like dairy butter and are excellent for buttering, cooking, and baking.