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“Cheese, Please!” – The Growing Menu Role of Specialty Cheeses

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 2 PM Eastern Time

Alan Liddle - Moderator
Data & Event Content Director
Nation's Restaurant News
Jennifer Aranas - Presenter
Senior Account Manager

Chains and independents alike are increasingly turning to varietal cheeses with distinctive characteristics to freshen up long-loved comfort foods or give new dishes future-favorite combinations of taste and texture. From the use of smoked gouda on a brisket sandwich, to the blue cheese in a chicken pecan salad, the use of cheeses that stand out and have a story are on the rise to improve the chances for success of limited-time offers and next-generation menu mainstays.

Join this webinar to hear what foodservice research house and consultancy Datassential has discovered about:

  • Overall cheese trends in foodservice - What’s new, what’s familiar
  • Leading cheese prep or flavoring techniques, such as smoking, grilling and infusing
  • Which cheeses are being used in which menu categories
  • Examples of specialty cheeses in traditionally cheese-heavy menu favorites, such as grilled-cheese sandwiches, mac ’n cheese and stuffed baked potatoes
  • Cheeses in places you wouldn’t expect