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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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CHEESEMAKING 101

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

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

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

‘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

Better with Cheddar [Infographic]

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Oct 26, 2020 10:27:39 AM

Cheddar ranks as Americans’ second most-loved cheese variety. What do operators need to know about this variety of cheese in order to keep that love strong? Find out here:

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Topics: Foodservice Industry Trends & Insights, Blue Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Ingredients, Varieties, Monterey Jack Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Hard Cheese, smoked, Black Creek, Consumer Trends & Insights, Sharp, Local, provolone cheese, Regional, success stories, Great Midwest, peppers, Seasonal, swiss cheese, premium mozzarella cheese, Menu Trends & Insights, horseradish, fruit, pepper jack cheese, Organic & Non-GMO, Sandwiches, Flavors & Ingredients Trends & Insights

How to Get Your Goat (Cheese Dishes Right)

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Aug 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Tart, salty, and pleasantly mild, goat cheese is a winning addition in recipes across the culinary spectrum—from appetizers (like these tamales with pulled smoked chicken) to dessert (Fig and balsamic ice cream, anyone?).

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Topics: goat's milk, goat cheese (chevre), Techniques, Recipes, Ingredients, Montchevre, Applications, Milk, rennet, Global, herbs and spices, Specialty Cheese

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

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