Gourmet News • Spring Cheese Guide 2021

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FEATURED PRODUCTS Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Let the marinade flavors of this Crave Brothers’ specialty work to your advantage. Crave Brothers marinated fresh mozzarella features ciliegine, cherry-size balls of mozzarella, and it's the perfect addition to a charcuterie board, pasta salads or served with fresh vegetables on an antipasto platter or included in shakshuka, where the cheese shines in this hearty breakfast. The marinade features a delicious olive oil and canola oil blend with a custom mix of herbs

and spices. The marinade alone makes a drizzle for toasts or salads. A firstplace award winner at the 2018 World C h e e s e Awards, Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Cheese comes in 6/8-ounce retail cups or 2/3-pound foodservice tubs. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese 920.478.4887 www.cravecheese.com

Odyssey Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip Klondike Cheese Company introduces a healthier alternative to a traditional sour cream-based dip with its new Odyssey® brand Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip. This is a gluten-free and rBST-free cow’s milk dip that has crunchy cucumbers and a zest of garlic and dill. Odyssey Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip has only 30 calories per serving, two times the protein, and five

live and active cultures compared to traditional sour cream-based dips. The Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip is an addition to the family of other Odyssey Greek Yogurt Dips available in these delicious flavors: Southwest, French Onion and Bell Pepper. Klondike Cheese www.odysseybrands.com

Colby Cheese from Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Widmer’s Cheese Cellars, Inc. Colby is a first-place blue ribbon winner at the at the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest. The cheese is an American Original developed in Wisconsin in 1885. Widmer's Cheese Sellers crafts its Colby in small batches using original family recipes to achieve a sweet, semi-soft cheese with milky flavors. Similar in flavor to Cheddar, Colby is softer and has a more open texture and higher moisture content. Cheese makers spray the curds with cold water and stir 26

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them while they are still in the vat to prevent the curds from knitting together. This procedure gives Colby a more elastic texture than Cheddar. Perfect for shredding, melting or slicing, it complements burgers, fajitas, chili, rye bread, apples or pears. Widmer’s Colby is available in four flavors: Plain, Jalapeno, Caraway Seed and Vegetable and Herb. Widmer’s Cheese Cellars 888.878.1107 www.widmerscheese.com

Trentingrana DOP Trentingrana DOP is a 100 percent Italian cheese made using only milk, rennet and salt. It is produced in Trento, a region characterized by immense valleys, vast mountain forests and pure water resources. This mountainous area of northern Italy is known for its great passion for gastronomic culture and the uniqueness of its products. The milk used to produce this cheese comes from cows that are healthy and strong, mainly the Brown Alpine breed. Once processed, the cheese is aged for a minimum of 18 months. For the

first nine months of that, the cheese is ripened in the dairy. It is a semi-fat cheese, and therefore has a reduced lipid content, making it ideal for the modern diet. Only 100,000 cheeses are made per year. Famous for its sweetness, Trentingrana is a cheese suitable for every meal. It can be enjoyed with cocktails or as an appetizing and nourishing second course. It is also an excellent cheese to be grated, suitable for making refined dishes even tastier. Savello USA Inc. www.savellousa.com

Maytag Farm Reserve The newest cheese from the artisan cheesemakers at Maytag Dairy Farms: Maytag Farm Reserve. It's meticulously created and aged with milk from local Iowa dairy farms. Encapsulated in a natural rind, the buttery taste and texture give way to new earthy flavors. Available in wheels or wedges, this cheese comes from the makers of Maytag Blue Cheese.

Maytag Dairy Farms 800.247.2458 www.maytagdairyfarms.com

Litehouse Simply Artisan Blue Cheese Center Cut Litehouse Simply Artisan Blue Cheese Center Cut is the premium selection of the blue cheese wheel, cored from the center and where the flavor is most rich and developed. This cheese is sustainably produced, meaning that any whey left over after the cheese is cored is then used to produce buttermilk, and eventually, Litehouse dressings. Litehouse Simply Artisan Cheese is handcrafted and aged a minimum of 100 days, making it the perfect elevated appetizer or snack. Consumers will love that this center cut is rbst free and gluten free. This Blue Cheese Center Cut is

perfect for the upscale and distinguished consumer who cares about sustainability and premium products. These customers primarily use the center cut when entertaining and buy the cheese to include in appetizers like charcuterie boards. The center cut pairs well with nuts, crackers, meats, fruits and vegetables. Consumers also love Litehouse Simply Artisan Blue Cheese Center Cut for snacking. It’s a convenient snacking product that can be enjoyed with crackers, apple slices and almonds. Litehouse Foods 800.669.3169 www.litehousefoods.com/contact

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