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How to Stretch for Success with Mozzarella

Your guide to all things Mozzarella. What it is. Why consumers love it. And how it can help your business grow.

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Learn more about the fine art of artisanal cheesemaking. What differentiates cheese types. How to select and protect cheese. And more.

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Does Your Menu Contain the Dairy-Based Items Consumers Want to Order?

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Mar 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Over the past year, a majority of operators streamlined their menus to manage through the pandemic. In fact, the National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Industry Report showed that 63% of fine dining and half of casual and family dining restaurants now offer fewer items.

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Topics: Transparency, Consumer, Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Main Dishes, Appetizers, Side Dishes, Snacks, Snacking Cheese, Customer Experience, National, Marketing & Communications, Chain, Menu Strategy, Independent, Ricotta Cheese, Desserts, Salads & Soups, Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing, Social Media, Milk, Global, Monterey Jack Cheese, Ingredient Cheese, Sales & Profitability, Consumer Trends & Insights, Local, Food & Beverage Trends & Insights, Menu Trends & Insights, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Health & Wellness Trends & Insights, Plant-Based & Plant-Forward, Snack, All-Natural, Vegan & Vegetarian, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Keto, Protein, Better-for-You, Beverages, Flexitarian, Cream, Mediterranean, COVID-19, Snacking Trends & Insights, Condiments, Dips & Sauces, Frozen, Cultures, Curds, Buttermilk, Sour Cream, Pasteurization, Coronavirus, Cultured Dairy, Dairy Farmer

Spreading Out: New Frontiers for Mozzarella, America’s Favorite Cheese

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Mar 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Consumers are hungry for mozzarella, and operators are ready to satisfy their appetite. According to Datassential, 76% of restaurants feature traditional mozzarella as a menu mainstay; another 11% offer it as a seasonal item or special. When it comes to fresh mozzarella, 41% offer it all the time, and 24% do so on a limited basis.

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Topics: Main Dishes, Appetizers, Stella, Snacking Cheese, Cow’s Milk, Meal Kit, Takeout, Delivery, Process, Techniques, Retail, Certification & Education, Chain, Independent, Pasta, Pizza, Saputo Premium Gold, Ingredients, Varieties, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Traditional Mozzarella Cheese, Moisture Content, Consumer Trends & Insights, Pizzeria, Mozzarella Cheese Blend, Deli, Menu Trends & Insights, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Snack, Soft & Fresh Cheese, CPG Manufacturer, Frigo Cheese, Shredded Cheese, Pasta Filata, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Research & Development, Frigo Cheese Heads, Cheese Sticks, String Cheese, Processed

Rising to the Top: How to Use Whipped Cream to Craft the Ultimate Customer Experience

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Feb 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

From the frothy crown on a chocolate milkshake to a topping that takes a Belgian waffle to the next level, whipped cream is having a moment.

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Topics: Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Takeout, Delivery, Chain, Independent, Desserts, Ingredients, Social Media, Applications, Varieties, Consumer Trends & Insights, Pairings, Food & Beverage Trends & Insights, Menu Trends & Insights, Organic & Non-GMO, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Snack, All-Natural, Breakfast, Brunch, Protein, Better-for-You, Clean/Free-From, Aerosol, Heavy Cream, Whipped Topping, Nutrition, Spirits

Mozzarella Rising: What Consumers Want

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Feb 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

It’s interesting to know how mozzarella is made. For the industry, however, what’s even more compelling is how mozzarella is consumed.

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Topics: Main Dishes, Appetizers, Side Dishes, Stella, Snacking Cheese, Cow’s Milk, Meal Kit, Takeout, Delivery, Process, Techniques, Retail, National, Certification & Education, Chain, Independent, Pasta, Pizza, Saputo Premium Gold, Salads & Soups, Ingredients, Global, Varieties, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Traditional Mozzarella Cheese, Moisture Content, Consumer Trends & Insights, Pizzeria, Mozzarella Cheese Blend, Deli, Menu Trends & Insights, Sandwiches, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Plant-Based & Plant-Forward, Snack, Soft & Fresh Cheese, CPG Manufacturer, Frigo Cheese, Shredded Cheese, Pasta Filata, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Research & Development, Frigo Cheese Heads, Cheese Sticks, String Cheese, Processed, Keto, Protein

Grate Expectations: Cooking With Parmesan

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Jan 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Like other classic cheeses, Parmesan has been pleasing palates for so long that its popularity can be underappreciated. It’s a mainstay ingredient across the restaurant industry—everything from casual to midscale to fine dining—and for good reason. Roughly 8 in 10 consumers say they like or love it (only mozzarella and cheddar are more popular), and 69% say they eat Parmesan at least once a month, according to Datassential research.

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Topics: Main Dishes, Appetizers, Stella, Cow’s Milk, Pasta, Salads & Soups, Parmesan Cheese, Hard Cheese

One Name, Many Cheeses: Mozzarella Types Explained

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Jan 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Its history in Italy and the United States underscores an important fact about mozzarella cheese: Although they all share the name “mozzarella,” there are actually several different varieties of the beloved Italian cheese, each with its own unique characteristics.

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Topics: Main Dishes, Appetizers, Side Dishes, Stella, Snacking Cheese, Cow’s Milk, Meal Kit, Takeout, Delivery, Process, Techniques, Retail, National, Certification & Education, Chain, Independent, Pasta, Pizza, Saputo Premium Gold, Salads & Soups, Ingredients, Global, Varieties, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Traditional Mozzarella Cheese, Moisture Content, Consumer Trends & Insights, Pizzeria, Mozzarella Cheese Blend, Deli, Menu Trends & Insights, Sandwiches, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Plant-Based & Plant-Forward, Snack, Soft & Fresh Cheese, CPG Manufacturer, Frigo Cheese, Shredded Cheese, Pasta Filata, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Research & Development, Frigo Cheese Heads, Cheese Sticks, String Cheese, Processed, Keto, Protein

How Foodservice Operators Can Lean on Cheese to Meet Their Goals

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Dec 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

If there’s one thing that people can agree on, it’s cheese. In fact, the average American eats 39 pounds of cheese a year. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Cost Management, Menu Strategy, Specialty Cheese, Menu Trends & Insights, Health & Wellness Trends & Insights, Gluten-Free, Vegan & Vegetarian

How to Manage Through Cheese Supply Chain Disruption [Infographic]

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Dec 7, 2020 3:24:44 PM

The ripple effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. food industry has created volatility in the cheese industry as well. Learn how operators are adjusting.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Cost Management, Retail, National, Social Media, Sales & Profitability, Consumer Trends & Insights

Open Season: How Restaurants Are Winterizing for COVID-Dictated Outdoor Dining

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Dec 3, 2020 9:10:23 AM

By summer, after shelter-in-place guidelines were lifted, indoor dining had resumed around the country (with restrictions varying by state). But with infection rates rising, a number of regions are again significantly restricting or shuttering dine-in service, forcing many restaurant operators to focus on outdoor dining as an alternative.

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Topics: Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Meal Kit, Takeout, Delivery, Customer Experience, Facilities Management, Retail, National, Chain, Independent, Consumer Trends & Insights, Local, Regional, Seasonal

‘Tis the Season for Festive—and Cheesy—Holiday Menu Items

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Nov 19, 2020 8:47:35 AM

Holiday celebrations will look and feel different for most people this year due to the pandemic and evolving restrictions in many U.S. states and around the world. Smaller family gatherings, fewer (if any) restaurant buffets and other eating-related adjustments won’t stop people from enjoying their favorite traditional holiday foods—including macaroni and cheese, gratins and other rich, satisfying dishes—however.

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Topics: Blue Cheese, Main Dishes, Appetizers, Side Dishes, Brie Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Meal Kit, Takeout, Techniques, Menu Strategy, Recipes, Ingredients, Applications, Specialty Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Ingredient Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Consumer Trends & Insights, Sharp, Seasonal, Holidays, Events

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