Tastee Cheese is a taste Jamaicans know and love worldwide. Made from top quality cheddar cheese from New Zealand, Tastee cheese is a blend of the finest cheese which gives it its unique taste. Tastee Cheese is available islandwide in convenient packages - from our smallest size (250g) in an easy open can to 500g with a convenient storage cover to 1kg (the most “gifted” cheese) to 2.2kg the most cut cheese. Tastee Cheese is also available in 220g and 440g vacuum sealed refrigerated packs – even more convenient for the consumer.
Tastee Cheese is a nutritious and delicious product that provides vitamins and minerals to the consumer. Some of the known nutrients are:
- Protein - Promotes growth and development
- Calcium - Provides strong and healthy teeth & bones
- Phosphorous - Works with B vitamins to release energy from fat, protein and carbs
- B Vitamins - Important for healthy eyes and skin
- Magnesium - Essential for all cells in the body
- Zinc - Important for healing wounds
- Vitamin A - Promotes healthy skin
Tastee cheese was developed and is produced by Dairy Industries Jamaica Limited (DIJL), which started operations in February 1967. At the time we started with 12 staff members on a two-shift system to cope with the Easter demand for cheese. Since then Tastee Cheese has become a household name.
Tastee Cheese now commands the largest share of the cheese market in Jamaica. It’s eaten with spiced and sweetened buns, bread or crackers; great for quick snacks or on-the-go lunches for many Jamaicans. Having spiced buns with cheese is a strong tradition for Jamaicans at Easter time and Tastee Cheese is the cheese of choice. A high portion of cheese is consumed around the Easter holidays each year.
Tastee Cheese is loved by millions of Jamaicans at home and abroad, adults and kids alike. Tastee Cheese is a Jamaican tradition, bringing families together at Easter time. Though the highest demand for cheese is during the Easter Season, Tastee Cheese is a year round staple providing breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner from many Jamaican homes.