CHANGING FLAVORS

Spicy and other highly flavored cheeses that once were considered exotic have become hot sellers for supermarkets.Cooking shows, cooking magazines, and the growth of specialty and ethnic cheese on restaurant menus have given these products a high profile. At the same time, the surging Hispanic population, as well as the aging baby boomers, have built demand for cheeses with unique flavors."As we age,

Spicy and other highly flavored cheeses that once were considered exotic have become hot sellers for supermarkets.

Cooking shows, cooking magazines, and the growth of specialty and ethnic cheese on restaurant menus have given these products a high profile. At the same time, the surging Hispanic population, as well as the aging baby boomers, have built demand for cheeses with unique flavors.

"As we age, our taste buds lose some of their sensitivity," said Jerry Dryer, president

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