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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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More Than a Mix-In: How to Cook Creatively with Half & Half

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Apr 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Half & half has carved out an indisputable spot in the coffee category. Datassential research confirms, in fact, that operators use half & half in the front of the house more than any other type of cream, due in part to its popularity as a coffee add-in. But one-third of operators also use it as a back-of-house ingredient.

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Topics: Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Breads, Cow’s Milk, Cost Management, Techniques, National, Chain, Menu Strategy, Independent, Desserts, Recipes, Salads & Soups, Ingredients, Applications, Milk, Food & Beverage Trends & Insights, Seasonal, Menu Trends & Insights, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights, Health & Wellness Trends & Insights, Snack, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Keto, Protein, Better-For-You, Heavy Cream, Whipped Topping, Nutrition, Beverages, Condiments, Dips & Sauces, Vegetables, Innovation, Half & Half

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

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

Ricotta Cheese: The Whey to Go

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

It’s easy to overlook ricotta. Mild, fluffy and slightly sweet, the Italian cheese is most closely associated with lasagna, where it’s typically blended with mozzarella and Parmesan. (The same mixture figures prominently in ravioli, manicotti and cannoli as well.) Indeed, for both professional chefs and home cooks, ricotta often plays a supporting (rather than starring) role.

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Topics: Main Dishes, Appetizers, Stella, Cow’s Milk, Techniques, Ricotta Cheese, Pasta, Pizza, Desserts, Frigo, Saputo Premium Gold, Recipes, ricotta salata cheese, Salads & Soups, Ingredients

Crafting the Perfect Cheese Board: Pointers from and for Foodservice Pros

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Few appetizers or savory dessert choices yield as many oohs and aahs as a cheese board. Done well, a cheese board offers a veritable feast for the senses: the bold orange of a cheddar cheese block, the unmistakable scent of a veiny blue cheese, the glistening sparkle of a bunch of grapes, the briny aroma of an olive-filled ramekin.

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Topics: Blue Cheese, Appetizers, blue-veined cheese, Stella, Salemville, manchego cheese, roquefort cheese, goat's milk, Breads, Snacks, Brie Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, goat cheese (chevre), gorgonzola cheese, Snacking Cheese, stilton cheese, Cow’s Milk, sheep's milk

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