Prepared Foods profiles new foodservice sauces, dressings and spreads.


Dairy-Free Option

Bel Brands USA, Chicago, introduced three Boursin Professional products all building upon its legacy cheese brand, Boursin Garlic & Herbs Cheese. They include Frozen Gournay Cheese Cubes, Garlic & Fine Herbs; Gournay Cheese Garlic & Fine Herbs in a 2.2lb tub; and Boursin Dairy Free Garlic & Herbs Cheese Spread Alternative.

“Boursin is a versatile and impactful ingredient that chefs trust—it’s why chefs continue to reach for it,” said Katie Driscoll, senior brand manager. “Each of these new Boursin products was developed to provide chefs with solutions and give them inspiration.”

Bel Brands said it partnered with dairy-free cheese maker Follow Your Heart, Canoga Park, Calif., to develop the new spread. Certified plant-based, this versatile ingredient is lactose-free and dairy-free, as well as non-GMO project certified. Officials say the small-batch blended item is made with coconut oil.

“The new dairy-free option allows chefs to share the inimitable flavor and quality of Boursin with their vegan and dietary-restricted guests,” said Quinn Adkins, director of menu development for Culver Franchising System.


Labor Savers

Chef's Line Alabama White Barbeque Sauce

US Foods Holding Corp., Rosemont, Ill., included several sauces in a Summer Scoop new product launch themed, “Dining Out Is In Again.” 

“As restaurants quickly move closer to, or reach, full capacity, solving back-of-house labor challenges is more critical than ever,” said Stacey Kinkaid, US Foods vice president of product development and innovation. “As a result, operators need products that are easy to prep back-of-house, require fewer culinary skills, and deliver on taste, quality and profitability.”

One new offering is Chef’s Line Alabama White Barbeque Sauce. Crafted by a US Foods Food Fanatics chef, this sauce was inspired by the regional cuisine and features spicy brown mustard, horseradish and apple cider vinegar. Officials say it provides roughly 30 minutes of labor savings compared to scratch development.

Other new entries include Chef’s Line Roasted Garlic & Herb Compound Butter and Cross Valley Farms Apple Pineapple Pico De Gallo. The Pico De Gallo includes quarter-inch cut Granny Smith apples, onions, pineapple, jalapeño peppers, cilantro and key lime juice.


Layers of Flavor

Marzetti Wing Sauces

T. Marzetti Foodservice, Westerville, Ohio, introduced Marzetti Wing Sauces to help operators spice up their menus.

Premium Marzetti Wing Sauces come in trending flavors such as Hot Honey Barbecue, Mango Habanero and Roasted Garlic Parmesan. Officials say they developed the items with cleaner and more thoughtful ingredients, with no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, and 0g trans fat.

“Marzetti has been trusted to provide high-quality sauces, including wing sauces, to the nation’s top chains for over 20 years,” said Chrissy Shea, marketing manager. “We are very excited to provide a line of branded wing sauces that will give operators of any size the opportunity to serve their customers on-trend flavors that can complement any menu.”