Queso de bola has long been the staple cheese in Noche Buena and Media Noche spreads but this holiday, California Cheese is encouraging Filipinos to be more creative. The brand now offers a wide selection of cheese that go well as pairings, or as ingredients for traditional dishes.
“A wide variety of California Cheeses are now available to Filipinos locally. It’s a perfect time to experiment and give a new spin to traditional holiday dishes,” shares Reji Retugal-Onal, California Milk Advisory Board country representative. “Aside from giving a distinct flavor to main courses, California Cheeses serve as great appetizers. Enjoy a relaxing pre-Noche Buena get-together with friends munching on fresh fruits, California Cheeses, nuts, and a great glass of wine,”
Wishing to give simple dishes an extra kick? Try adding California Pepper Jack to achieve a creamy, spicy flavor. Savory dishes are made even better by topping them with some California Mozzarella to give your dish that hot and gooey yumminess. Or have a taste of Mediterranean cuisine with California Grilled Cheeses.
Besides superior taste, California Cheeses pack a lot of nutrients. One ounce of natural cheese, such as cheddar, jack, or mozzarella, contains approximately 20 percent of a person’s recommended daily calcium intake.
Those who are lactose-sensitive or lactose-intolerant can still enjoy cheese as long as they eat natural hard (aged) or soft-ripened varieties, which contain little or no lactose.
With the New Year just around the coner, it’s good to know that California Cheese gives the right balance of flavor and nutrition.
California Cheese is available in S&R, Robinson’s Supermarkets and other leading supermarkets in Metro Manila. Visit www.realcaliforniacheese.com/recipes.