​January 21, 2016  ​


An Exeter couple and a Vermont cheese maker have succeeded in moving their mom-and-pop, probiotic cheddar cheese product onto the shelves of Whole Foods Markets.

Seacoast physician Dr. Mark R. Windt and local businesswoman Roxanne Barnes have teamed up with veteran Vermont cheese maker Rick Woods to produce a healthy probiotic cheddar cheese snack that contains live cultures, added after pasteurization.

"Within my medical specialty of pulmonary medicine, research is showing the benefits of Farmstead milk and cheese to prevent the development of asthma and allergies. I wanted to develop a probiotic cheese made from pasteurized milk that could maintain healthy digestion and support a strong immune system without the concerns and regulations of raw milk," explained Dr. Windt...


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N.H. Doctor develops Probiotic cheese product​

New Probiotic Cheese Company Hits North Atlantic Whole Foods Markets 

April 1, 2016  ​


New England shoppers have a new alternative to yogurt and vitamins when it comes to getting their daily probiotics – Cheddar Bites from the recently launched Probiotic Cheese Company here. The company is co-owned by Mark Windt, MD, a specialist in asthma, allergy, immunology and pulmonary medicine. Windt has been a practicing physician for over 30 years and a longtime proponent of probiotics. 


“With the overuse of antibiotics, we’ve destroyed the microbiome these children have. This is a way to bring back some of the protection that nature wanted us to have.”


The probiotic cheese is pack- aged in bite-size pieces in a reusable bag. Flavors include Cheddar and Savory Pepper. Probiotic Cheese products can be found in 38 Whole Foods locations throughout the North Atlantic Region. 


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Industry Snapshots: Cheese Bites

February 17, 2016                                                                                 by Meredith Goad


Roxanne Barnes couldn’t believe her bad luck.

Here she was, on a promising second date over dinner at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, and it was with another man who likes cheese. The last guy she dated was also a cheese-head – not a great match, considering she hated the stuff and wouldn’t know a gouda from a gruyere.

“The first two hours, all he did was talk about cheese,” Barnes said, recalling the first time she met Dr. Mark R. Windt. “I was like, ‘What’s the deal with guys and cheese around here?’ ” Barnes said with a laugh...

Physician develops pasteurized probiotic cheese, available in US market

April 30, 2016                                  


The Probiotic Cheese Co., North Hampton, N.H., released a healthy probiotic cheddar cheese snack that contains live cultures added after pasteurization.

"Within my medical specialty of pulmonary medicine, research is showing the benefits of Farmstead milk and cheese to prevent the development of asthma and allergies. I wanted to develop a probiotic cheese made from pasteurized milk that could maintain healthy digestion and support a strong immune system without the concerns and regulations of raw milk," says Dr. Mark Windt, president and allergist, immunologist and pulmonary physician.

This healthy cheese snack, marketed for children, athletes, diabetics, pregnant women and health-conscious consumers, is made from the milk from over 60 Vermont, farm-owned cows. Veteran Vermont Farmstead cheesemaker Rick Woods oversees the production of the artisanal cheese bites, which are packaged in gingham-themed, reusable, zip lock bags.

"We are so excited that Probiotic Cheese Bites have been recognized as a delicious and extremely healthy snack food. Everywhere we go, people are thanking us for creating this delicious Farmstead cheese with live probiotic cultures; we are so proud of our new product,” says Roxanne Barnes, chief executive officer.

The cheese bites come in Regular Cheddar and Savory Pepper, and are available in all 38 North Atlantic Whole Foods stores.

 

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April 6, 2016                                        ​by Tracy Sabol 

   

Lactose intolerant cheese lovers can rejoice! A New Hampshire doctor now caters his cheese making business to those with allergies.

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Pulmonary physician creates probiotic cheese snack

​​Probiotic Cheese has made a splash in the news lately. Check it out!

Doctor prescribes cheese with a little something extra

April 12, 2016                                                            by Mary Ellen Shoup


New Hampshire physician Mark R. Windt, M.D., decided to combine his passion for cheese and medical expertise by developing a pasteurized, probiotic cheese that is also lactose- and sugar-free.

April 15, 2016                                  


Roxanne Barnes and Dr. Mark R. Windt, founders of The Probiotic Cheese Co., offer samples of their Probiotic Cheddar Cheese Bites at a Whole Foods Market. The North Hampton, New Hampshire-based company came on the market in mid-January, and its cheeses are available at Whole Foods Markets across the North Atlantic, McKinnon’s Supermarkets in Portsmouth and Salem, New Hampshire, and Golden Harvest Produce Market in Kittery, Maine.