“Taste of the U.S.A.” is a culinary experience that will take place at the Gulfood show in Dubai, Feb. 26 to March 2. It will feature U.S. cheese, meat, poultry and egg products and will take place in a larger booth than the one last year. Highlights will include prominent culinary personalities in the Dubai restaurant scene and the "Cheese Dude" Mark Todd, an American cheese expert and consultant.

“Taste of the U.S.A.” is a partnership of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), American Egg Board (AEB), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

“The Gulfood show has become one of the most important shows around the world for USAPEEC,” said USAPEEC President Jim Sumner. “The show serves as a platform to showcase U.S. poultry and egg products to the region while ‘Taste of the U.S.A.’ offers the opportunity to see the versatility and quality of our products, and partner with AEB, USDEC, and USMEF to create amazing culinary dishes.”

“AEB is thrilled to be able to participate and showcase our nutrition-packed, affordable and high-quality eggs at this world-class venue with strong partner organizations, including USAPEEC. AEB is proactively supporting our egg producers in their quest to build demand and develop new markets outside U.S. borders—where great opportunities for growth exist. The Middle East is a key market for us, and our increased participation in Gulfood 2017 evidences our interest,” said Anne L. Alonzo, AEB’s president and CEO.

USAPEEC’s culinary demonstrations are funded in part by Indiana Soybean Alliance.

“For U.S. red meat exporters, Gulfood has a well-established reputation as the premier marketing event in the Gulf Region,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng. “But over the years Gulfood’s footprint has expanded considerably, and it’s also now a key venue for exporters looking to grow their business in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Europe. USMEF looks forward to partnering with USAPEEC, AEB and USDEC again this year to create a strong presence for U.S. products at Gulfood 2017.”

“USDEC is excited to continue again this year its partnership with USAPEEC, AEB and USMEF at the Salon Culinaire. Cheese demand in the Middle East continues to grow and the U.S. cheese industry is eager to build deeper ties and meet chefs’ needs across the region” says Angélique Hollister, vice president of cheese marketing. “We’ll have some interesting tastings at the booth this year, so we hope a lot of chefs will stop by to discover U.S. cheese and see how it can enhance their culinary creations.”

More information about the Gulfood show is at gulfood.com.