Prepared Foods showcases new cheeses, ice creams and dairy alternatives developed for restaurants and other foodservice operations.
Bel Brands USA, Chicago, said it introduced three new Boursin cheese products as “smart solutions for modern menus—each offering the storied flavor and texture of its legacy cheese brand, Boursin Garlic & Herbs Cheese.”
“Boursin is a versatile and impactful ingredient that chefs trust—it’s why chefs continue to reach for it,” says Katie Driscoll, senior brand manager. “Each of these new Boursin products was developed to provide chefs with solutions and give them inspiration.”
Bel Brand’s new offerings include Boursin Dairy Free Garlic & Herbs Cheese Spread Alternative. This is a creamy, plant-based product for spreads, dips, sauces and more. Boursin teamed up with Follow Your Heart to develop the product. This versatile ingredient is lactose-free and dairy-free, as well as non-GMO project certified.
Another new offering involves Boursin Professional Frozen Gournay Cheese Cubes, Garlic & Fine Herbs. At 3g each, these ideally portioned for quick hits of Boursin flavor and creamy texture wherever needed in the kitchen.
Also new is Boursin Professional Gournay Cheese Garlic & Fine Herbs, 2.2lb tub. Officials say the classic flavor of Boursin’s original recipe is now available in foodservice sizing with re-sealable packaging.
A Great Lakes regional brand, Perry’s Ice Cream, Arkon, N.Y., partnered with Major League baseball’s Cleveland Indians for Doughing, Doughing, Gone!, a new co-branded premium ice cream for foodservice and retail.
The product features chocolate cookie dough ice cream with crushed cookie swirls and cookie dough pieces. It’s available in three-gallon tubs for foodservice and scoop shop customers. Of course it’s also available for purchase at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.
Meanwhile, officials note that every retail purchase of Doughing, Doughing, Gone! $.05 will be donated to Cleveland Indians Charities, which positively impact the greater Cleveland community.
“We’re thrilled to join the ‘Big Leagues’ through this partnership with the Cleveland Indians. As Perry’s continues to broaden our expansion in Ohio, this is an exciting opportunity for us as well as our retail and scoop shop partners to bring Tribe fans their first, very own ice cream flavor,” said Robert Denning, president and CEO of Perry’s Ice Cream.
Emmi Roth, Fitchburg, Wis., introduced several new Roth cheese lines to address on-trend consumer tastes and operator needs.
Emmi Roth sales materials (souring IRI data) note that from 2016 through 2019, gouda cheese sales grew at four times the rate of the overall specialty cheese category. Addressing that trend is a new and improved Roth Gouda line with multiple flavors, including new varieties—all in wheels. Besides the basics (Original, Aged, Smoked), Emmi Roth’s on-trend flavored varieties include Spinach Artichoke, Hot Honey, Buffalo Ranch, Serrano Cilantro, 3 Chile Pepper, and Sriracha.
Also new are Roth’s bulk goat cheese tubs and logs for foodservice. In addition to Plain, the line features flavored options such as Wild Blueberry, Peppercorn, Garlic & Herb, Rolled Cranberry, Rolled Cranberry Cinnamon, and Honey.
Lastly, Emmi Roth has prepared cheese kits for appetizer tastings as restaurants welcome back more patrons. A kit features Roth’s Mezzaluna Fontina, 6+ Month Aged Gouda, Grand Cru Reserve, Red Spruce Four-Year Cheddar and a Buttermilk Blue Affineé. Kits provide approximately 400 0.5oz servings along with tent cards to identify each variety.