With more than 30 years' experience in developing and producing plant-based protein food, we deliver top quality. Our product range is probably the most versatile in the world. We work with major retailers; brand manufacturers of snacks, salads and meals; global fast food chains and all sorts of other parties within the industrial, intermediate and institutional market.
We carefully select the healthiest and tastiest ingredients for our plant-based protein food; so we are keen to use beans, nuts, seeds, soy, wheat, chickpeas and lentils. These are wonderful sources of protein, beneficial fats, vitamins, and fibre.
We can provide added value for any company looking for plant-based protein food. Good products, reliable deliveries, and professional support in the area of quality, marketing and product development are a matter of course.
To come up with the best plant-based protein products, we boast a powerful R&D team. Subdivided into:
Team Research & Innovation: Innovation and more Innovation! The focus of this team is on the development of innovative concepts, new ingredients and techniques. This way, you will always find the most innovative solutions at Schouten.
Team Tailor-Made: The customer is king! This team works full-time on customer-specific requests. Its aim is to develop the best burger or the juiciest sausage, that fully meets the requirements of our customers.
Team Optimisation: Top level! These product developers ensure that our assortment is always up-to-date and meets the latest requirements in terms of taste, structure, ingredients and nutritional values.Read more
Ever-increasing numbers of consumers are searching for alternatives to meat. That is why Jumbo, the second-largest Dutch retailer, needed to give their plant-based protein range a significant boost. Together with Schouten, they have introduced a new product line: Jumbo Veggie Chef. Jumbo decided on the products and the Look & Feel. Schouten was responsible for the process, from product development to delivery.
The very successful Veggie Chef products have been on the shelves since October 2017.
Nico Wormgoor (Senior Assortment Manager): “At Schouten, the saying goes: a deal is a deal. These professionals stand 100% behind their products. They care about humans, animals and the environment. They have a wealth of knowledge”.Read more
Larco Foods, operators in retail, food service and industry, also became aware of the shift towards reduced meat consumption. They were approached by a Dutch retailer to develop a vegetarian cooking sauce. Larco Foods asked Schouten for advice to determine which vegetarian ingredients would be suitable for the sauce. With a successful outcome!
Larco and Schouten have developed a high-quality vegetarian cooking sauce.
Schouten supplies the vegetarian stir fry strips (in 10 kg freezer boxes) to Larco Foods. There they are processed in the vegetarian cooking sauce.
Ruud Zoon (Commercial Manager): “We do not regard Schouten as just a supplier but also as a partner. This is reflected in the collaboration, which runs very smoothly as a result so that steps can be taken quickly”.Read more
In addition to non-food products, this client also sells various food products throughout the world. Sustainability is important to them, but, until recently, they also sold a large number of meat products. For this reason, it was decided to adapt the menu and to offer more vegetarian options. Everything within this range had to contain as few allergens as possible.
Together we retreated to the kitchen to test and refine different recipes. The result: various successful products and more products in the pipeline.Read more
Over the past few years, the market for plant-based protein has grown considerably. Ever-increasing numbers of consumers are searching for an alternative to meat. This client operates worldwide and produces various A-brand products. The client intends to introduce a distinctive vegetarian product range to the European retail market. The meatballs, sausages and burgers are legume-based products. The client had already conceived a number of tasty concepts. We industrialise these recipes with some modifications here and there. A culinary product is, after all, not automatically suitable for development on a large scale.Read more
Huhtahyvät supplies all supermarkets in Finland. They are originally real meat producers. However, they also wanted a varied range of vegetarian products that they could carry under their own label. Huhtahyvät has opted for the existing vegetarian range of Schouten. Because of our knowledge of the various markets, we were able to advise which meat substitutes were suited to the Finnish market.Read more