These Dairy 3D Printers Create Real Milk-Based Products More Sustainably

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 28, 2016
References: takepart & fastcoexist
3D printing food is not an entirely new concept, but one of the first dairy 3D printers could get you 3D printed cheese. Possibly the future of high tech food, the product is made out of real milk and not milk-mimicking plant-based protein. This is possible due to the research from Maarten Schutyser at Wageningen University located in the Netherlands in collaboration with dairy collective FrieslandCampina.

The dairy 3D printers can create more than cheese, but milk, butter and similar products as well. The machine is loaded with sodium caseinate, which is also a more environmentally sustainable and healthier alternative to traditionally sourced milk products. Despite the popularity of milk alternatives, this solution gives consumers something closer to the real thing without having to come from cows.