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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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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

Crafting Your Cheese Dish Claim to Fame

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Aug 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Signature dishes that feature savory, delicious cheese can entice customers to keep coming back. Need proof?

Recent research confirms that consumers love cheese: nearly half (46%) say they look forward to signature cheese dishes when eating restaurant cuisine. Six in 10 operators believe adding cheese helps items sell better.

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Topics: Appetizers, Cheddar Cheese, goat cheese (chevre), Takeout, Techniques, Menu Strategy, ricotta cheese, Pasta, Pizza, Recipes, Applications, consumer trends and insights, Varieties, blend, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Traditional Mozzarella Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Ingredient Cheese, 9-month-aged, Parmesan Cheese, hard cheese, Moisture Content, smoked, Black Creek

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

How to Become an ACS Certified Cheese Professional®

Posted by Saputo Foodservice on Jun 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What does it take to transform a knowledgeable cheesemonger into a Certified Cheese Professional® (or CCP™ for short)? Three hours, 150 questions—and a whole lot of commitment. Before the fateful day when cheese experts of all stripes sit for the formidable Certified Cheese Professional Exam® offered by the American Cheese Society (ACS), they spend months—or even years—preparing.

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Topics: leadership, recruitment & retention, operations, Process, Techniques, Retail, National, foodservice, craft, Certification & Education, history, Certified Cheese Professional (CCP), fromagier/formaggiaio, Cheesemonger

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