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Frequently Asked Questions

About Emborg

Emborg is a family-owned brand founded in 1947 in Europe. With Emborg, you get delicious high-quality, family-friendly food products with high nutritional values at affordable prices.
Emborg offers a nice variety of products from all over the world, from dairy products, such as cream, butter and cheese, to frozen vegetables, such as French fries and organic vegetables.
For all our products, we strive for the highest quality and with nourishment in mind, making them appetising in flavour, texture and appearance.

How do I get in touch with Emborg?

​Kindly​ ​contact​ ​us​ ​via​ our contact page by clicking below.

Where​ ​are​ ​Emborg​ ​products​ ​available?

Our products are available all over the world. Contact us to find your nearest supermarket to buy our products.
For more accurate information on stock availability, kindly check with your preferred supermarket as they will have the most up-to-date information on their current stock listings.

Who​ ​can​ ​I​ ​contact​ ​for​ ​wholesale​ ​inquiries?

Please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you.

Are your products halal certified?

We guarantee halal status for a wide range of Emborg products, and place a certified Halal icon on the packaging to show our halal products. Our products are certified halal by different halal certification bodies, all of which are internationally recognised and approved by Jakim, including Halal Quality Control (HQC), Halal Control (HC) and Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE).

Where does cheese come from?

Cheese comes from milk and is a dairy product made by processing milk to separate the solid part from the liquid part. The different types of milk (from cows, goats, sheep, or buffalo) and various cheese-making processes that can be used result in the wide variety of cheeses available in the world, with very different tastes, textures, shapes, and aromas.

How is cheese made?

Cheese comes from milk. It is a dairy product made by coagulating the proteins in milk and separating the liquid whey from the solid curds. The process of making cheese involves several steps, including:

  1. Getting the milk: We start with freshly collected milk from, for example from cows, goats, or sheep.
  2. Adding bacteria: We add natural or added cultures of healthy bacteria to the milk to help it turn into cheese.
  3. Curdling: The milk then thickens and turns into clumps of curds, which are the main part of the cheese.
  4. Separating the whey: We drain the liquid part, called whey, from the curds.
  5. Shaping: We put the curds into moulds to give the cheese its desired shape.
  6. Ageing: The cheese is often aged for various periods to develop its flavour and texture. Different types of cheese undergo different ageing processes, which can range from a few weeks to even several years.
  7. Enjoying: After waiting patiently, the cheese is ready to be eaten and enjoyed!

The specific type of milk, the method of processing, the ageing process, and the additional ingredients or techniques used during production all contribute to the wide variety of cheeses. Each cheese type has its unique flavour, texture, and characteristics, making it a beloved food enjoyed on its own and in countless culinary applications worldwide.

Is cheese healthy?

The healthiness of cheese depends on various factors, including the type of cheese, portion size, and an individual’s dietary needs. Cheese can be a good source of nutrients, such as calcium, protein, phosphorus, and vitamins A and B12; however, as with many other foods, it should be consumed in moderation, due to its high saturated fat and sodium content. If you have specific health requirements, it’s always best to consult a healthcare professional.

Can cheese make you fat?

Eating cheese in very large quantities can contribute to weight gain due to its calorie density and fat content. As with all other foods, moderation is key for a balanced diet.

Is cheese suitable for kids?

Yes, cheese can be suitable for kids in moderation, and can provide valuable nutrients for their growth and development.

What is processed cheese?

Processed cheese contains cheese and other ingredients, such as flavouring, emulsifying agents and salt, which are added to give it an additional delicious flavour and great meltability.

What is natural cheese?

Natural cheese is obtained from an actual block of cheese that is produced by traditional production techniques and does not contain artificial flavouring.

What is the difference between your cheddar cheeses?

Emborg’s Mild Cheddar has a traditional creamy flavour. Its smooth and firm texture makes it perfect for cooking and baking as well as for using on toast, and in sandwiches and burgers.
Our Mature Cheddar has a more distinctive rich and sweet flavour, due to its 10 months of maturing.
Our Vintage Cheddar has matured for 16 months, which gives it a robust and full-bodied flavour and makes it drier as well as more crumbly.
Both Emborg Mature Cheddar and Emborg Vintage Cheddar can easily be enjoyed on their own, for example served with nuts and crackers, or in a salad for a more flavourful salad experience.

Why is there white substance on the surface of Emborg cheddar blocks? Is it still safe for consumption?

The white substance you can sometimes see on the surface of cheddar blocks is calcium lactate, which is a naturally occurring calcium build-up that occurs in aged cheese. It’s perfectly safe to eat. It forms during the natural aging process, and it usually means that the cheese is well-aged and flavourful.

What is Emborg Shredded Cheese made from?

Our shredded cheeses are made from natural block cheese and are ready to use for both cooking and baking with a perfect melting ability.

Which cheese do you recommend for pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, lasagna and other recipes where the stretchy quality is key?

We strongly recommend Emborg Shredded Mozzarella. It is mild in flavour and has a fantastic stretch, which makes it excellent for homemade pizza and lasagna.
Alternatively, try Emborg Pizza Topping, which is a more affordable shredded cheese for homemade pizza and lasagna. It melts to perfection and gives you that stretchy texture every time.

Which cheese do you recommend for pastas?

We would strongly recommend Emborg Pasta Cheese with its tasty blend of 50% shredded Gouda cheese and 50% shredded Maasdam cheese. This tasty 2-cheese blend is sure to bring out the best for your homemade pasta.

What is cream cheese?

Cream cheese is a creamy fresh cheese with a delicious rich flavour and a slight, pleasant tang. Cream cheese is highly versatile and can be used for many different purposes, including spreading, cooking and baking.

Is Emborg Cream Cheese healthy?

Emborg Cream Cheese is filled with calcium, vitamin B and iron, which are essential in the daily diet at any age. It does not contain any trans fats.

What is the difference between Emborg American Cream Cheese and European Cream Cheese?

Emborg European Cream Cheese is made in Europe, and it has 26% milk fat, while Emborg American Cream Cheese is produced in the US and it contains 33% milk fat. Both can be used for spreading, cooking and baking.
In terms of texture, Emborg European Cream Cheese is softer, which makes it perfect for spreading on bread, bagels or crackers. 
Emborg American Cream Cheese has a firmer texture due to its higher milk fat percentage and this makes it especially ideal for cheesecakes and desserts.

Why is there sometimes water on top of Emborg Cream Cheese?

The clear liquid is quite normal. The separation of liquid from cream cheese is harmless and will not affect the taste. It can easily be mixed back into the cream cheese or tipped off if preferred.

How do I whip up my cream perfectly?

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add Emborg Whipping Cream to the bowl. Alternatively, if using a hand mixer, use the whisk or beaters attachment and a large bowl. Note that whipping times may vary.

Whip the mixture on medium-low speed until the cream is frothy with bubbles on the surface – approximately 2 minutes.

Increase the speed to medium-high and whip until the consistency becomes fluffy and smooth – about 1 to 2 minutes for soft peaks. Stop at this point or continue to whip in 30-second intervals until medium or stiff peaks form. Be careful – the consistency will change quickly.

What cream should I use for whipping, baking or desserts?

We would strongly recommend using Emborg Whipping Cream, which is a full-bodied dairy cream with 35% fat, which makes it perfect for both whipping and baking.

If you are new to making homemade whipped cream, we recommend our Whip Topping. It is sweetened and has a special formula for whipping that makes it easier to whip it to perfection.

What cream should I use for general cooking?

If you’re new to cooking, we would recommend using Emborg Cooking Cream, as it doesn’t clot or split when overheated. This cream is also a lighter alternative to whipping cream, with only 20% fat.

What cream should I use for pasta?

We would recommend using Emborg Perfect Pasta. As its name suggests, it has been specially developed for pasta sauce and is an ideal choice due to its extra creamy texture. It will give a delicious smoothness, great taste and glossy finish to your pasta.

What is the difference between Emborg Butter, Emborg Spreadable and Emborg Cook & Bake?

Emborg Butter is made from freshly churned European cream and contains more than 80% milk fat, which is perfect for both sweet and savoury dishes, in sauces, and on bread. 

Emborg Spreadable is a perfect blend of real butter and vegetable oils and has a softer and more creamy texture, which makes it perfect for spreading or for baking goods when taken right from the fridge 

Emborg Cook & Bake is a buttery blend of real butter and vegetable oils which gives it a creamy and velvety texture. Emborg Cook & Bake is perfect for cakes, biscuits and pie tarts when it comes to baking and also excellent for frying and sautéing when it comes to cooking.

What is Emborg Spreadable Butter made of?

Our spreadable butters are made with real butter and selected vegetable oils to ensure their high quality and that they are easy to spread.

Can Emborg Spreadable be used in cooking?

Yes – both Emborg Unsalted Spreadable and Emborg Salted Spreadable can be used in cooking. Emborg Unsalted Spreadable will add a creamy rich flavour to your recipe and allows you to regulate and enhance the flavour of your dishes.

What are Emborg U’GOs made from?

Emborg U’GOs are made from fresh milk and real fruit, and they only contain 0.1% fat.

What is Emborg Natural Yogurt made from?

Emborg Natural Yogurt is a full cream yogurt made from fresh European milk and is a good source of calcium, vitamins and minerals. It has a smooth and creamy texture and a fresh, tangy taste.

What does it mean when vegetables and berries have been freshly frozen?

The term ‘fresh-frozen’ for vegetables and berries means they are frozen directly after harvest, which ensures the maximum preservation of their colour, texture, taste and nutritional content, allowing consumers all over the world to buy top-quality products at any time of the year.

Put simply, there are no reasons not to buy and eat fresh-frozen vegetables and berries.

While fresh berries and vegetables are high in taste, colour and nutrients, prolonged transportation, storage and cooking can reduce this quite a bit. Therefore you should eat fresh produce straight away, or buy it frozen instead, with the nutrition, flavour, colour and texture preserved.

Why should I buy fresh-frozen vegetables and berries?

  • The produce is richer in colour, texture and taste compared to fresh vegetables that have been transported to the sales outlet
  • The maximum levels of vital vitamins and nutrients are conserved in the fresh-frozen produce
  • Using fresh-frozen produce helps prevent food waste – you can prepare only what you need and save the rest in the freezer
  • The produce is already cleaned, washed and cut – ready to cook to save you time in the kitchen
  • The produce does not need to be defrosted and should be cooked for as briefly as possible
  • You can use every bit of the frozen produce, unlike fresh produce where you might need to cut off unusable parts


Fresh-frozen vegetables and berries are filled with vital minerals and vitamins we need to maintain a healthy body, and they have a major advantage over fresh vegetables sold in most outlets: they retain most of their nutritional value because they are frozen very quickly after harvesting, making their colour, texture, taste and nutritional value richer than those of fresh vegetables in the long run.

Emborg’s fresh-frozen vegetables and berries are of a consistent and high quality. Using them can also save you time and energy in the kitchen, as they come pre-washed and pre-cut, so they only need to be cooked, cutting out all the messy and time-consuming preparation needed with fresh produce. 

Are vegetables degraded by fresh-freezing?

Freezing is an industrial process where the vegetable’s core temperature is lowered quickly (± 15–20 min, depending on the product) without harming the cell structure. 

This process is similar to that of the freezer in your home but with a key difference. Your freezer stabilises food in the condition it is already in, but as a home freezer lowers the temperature relatively slowly (on average over 24 hours), this can have a negative effect on the cell structure because large ice crystals can form in the cells, which makes the food less crispy after defrosting. This effect is completely avoided by industrial ultrafast freezing – also known as fresh-freezing – which maintains the fruit and vegetables’ original texture.

Are colouring agents added to give the vegetables and berries their lovely, vibrant colours?

Our vegetables and berries are blanched before they are packed. Blanching fixes the natural colour of the produce and makes it more intense. The deep green colour of garden peas or spinach is therefore not produced with colouring agents. The colour comes from their natural pigments coming to the surface.

Are there any preservatives in your vegetables and berries?

Fresh-frozen vegetables contain no preservatives. The process of blanching vegetables and berries destroys certain harmful enzymes, stops vegetables from developing further, and ‘freezes’ them, as they were, in their current fresh state. This means there is also no decay and thus no need for preservatives.

Do I need to wash frozen vegetables before cooking?

Our frozen vegetables are washed and cleaned before they are frozen, and therefore it is not necessary to wash the vegetables before cooking. If you are in doubt, please find further cooking information on our packaging.

How long should I cook fresh-frozen vegetables and berries?

In order to retain all the vitamins, minerals, texture and the full flavour of fresh-frozen vegetables, it is important to cook them as briefly as possible. This applies to boiling, steaming and frying.

You can find the exact cooking instructions for each product on its packaging.

Is it normal to find ice inside the vegetable bags?

Ice may occur in smaller quantities and is normal in frozen vegetable bags.

Why are there tiny holes in the vegetable bags?

Airholes are necessary for the air to get out of the bag.

Why do Emborg Mushrooms vary in colour?

Variations can occur between different batches due to the colour variation of the raw ingredient, that is, the mushrooms themselves. However, there will be no effects on the quality and taste of the mushrooms.

What is the difference between organic vegetables and non-organic vegetables?

The production of organic vegetables is subject to specific regulations and demands, such as:

  • Limited use of pesticides and fertilisers
  • Traceability from farm to table
  • Certification requirements (i.e. Organic logo for the EU)

Source: The European Commission.

What are the benefits of organic farming?

Organic farming, and indeed eating organic products, is very beneficial for animal welfare, the environment and your own health.

Animal welfare is an important aspect of producing organic dairy and meat products, as strict regulations ensure that the animals are fed correctly and not confined in miserable cages.

Because organic farming does not use harmful chemicals, there is also less air, water and soil pollution. This helps maintain a good biodiversity and ensures a healthier world.

Organic food is produced without the use of unnecessary antibiotics and pesticides, meaning that it will not contribute to an antibiotic-resistant immune system developing and is generally better for your health.

What is also great about organic food is that you can easily substitute any non-organic product in a recipe with an organic. What is not to like?

What is Emborg Plant-based Cheese?

Emborg Plant-based Cheese Slices are high-quality cheese alternatives made from carefully selected plant-based ingredients. They are free from palm oil, soy and are gluten-free. They are available in Original, Mozzarella-style and Cheddar-style varieties.

What are the ingredients used to make Emborg Plant-based Cheese?

Emborg Plant-based Cheese is made of carefully selected vegetable oils (coconut oil and rapeseed oil), starch and natural flavouring. See the back label for a full ingredients list.

Do Emborg Plant-based Slices have the same nutritional values as cheese made from cow’s milk?

As the nutritional benefits of cheese made from cow’s milk cannot be equivalently incorporated in plant-based slices, we acknowledge that Emborg Plant-based Slices do not contain the exact same nutritional values with regard to e.g. the protein and vitamins found in cheese made from cow’s milk.

The total fat content in Emborg Plant-based Slices is, however, about the same as in cheese made from cow’s milk, but replaced by plant oils originating from coconut and rapeseed.

Are Emborg Plant-based products suitable for vegans/vegetarians

Yes. Emborg Plant-based products are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians as they are 100% plant-based.

Does Emborg Plant-based Cheese melt?

Yes, Emborg Plant-based Cheese melts when heated.

How is Emborg Plant-based Cheese eaten?

Emborg Plant-based Cheese can be used in the same way you would use normal cheese; for example, it can be enjoyed on toast, and in sandwiches or burgers. 

Emborg Plant-based Cheese is delicious. Our Original Slices have a mild cheese-like flavour, while Mozzarella-style has a creamy Mozzarella-like flavour, and Cheddar-style has a rich cheddar-like flavour.

Is Emborg Plant-based Cheese halal?

Yes, Emborg Plant-based Cheese is halal certified.

Does Emborg Plant-based Cheese contain soy, gluten, egg, garlic or onion?

No, Emborg Plant-based Cheese does not contain soy, gluten, egg, garlic or onion and is 100% plant-based.

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