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A Practical Guide to Italian Cheeses

 

With their wide variety of textures and flavours, our cheeses imported from Italy or made in one of our facilities offer endless possibilities.

Our Extensive Lineup for a Range of Applications

Through our exclusive relationship with cheese producers in Italy, we import specialty cheeses that bring a unique and refined touch to any menu.

Drawing on over 65 years of expertise, we also produce a wide range of Italian-style cheeses for a variety of uses! 

Italian and Italian-style Hard Cheeses

Hard cheeses have a unique flavour profile with a crumbly texture.

Imported from Italy

Made in our facilities

Nothing elevates a pizza or pasta dish quite like these cheeses. It's no wonder they're a Canadian favourite on menus!1

They can also be used to garnish soups, salads and other popular restaurant options such as poutine!2

Italian and Italian-Style Stretched Cheeses

Stretched cheeses have a mild flavour that becomes more pronounced with age.

Given their elastic texture and excellent melting quality, these cheeses are commonly used on pizza3, sandwiches4 and more!

Italian Blue-Veined Cheeses

Gorgonzola cheese is an internationally renowned cheese thanks to the skill and expertise of master cheesemaker Arrigoni. Its unique, strong taste makes it the star ingredient of several dishes on the menu.5

Fresh Italian and Italian-style Cheeses

Mascarpone and Ricotta have a creamy and silky texture.

They can easily elevate a number of savory or sweet recipes, like these Mascarpone labneh, gnocchi di Ricotta and cherry and Ricotta pie inspirations.

Mozzarella Style Fresh Cheeses

Let’s not forget our wide range of mozzarella style fresh cheeses, with their tried-and-true versatility:

Add Italian Cheeses to the Menu

From breakfast to lunch and everything in between, Italian cheeses are synonymous with authenticity and creativity in various Italian or internationally inspired recipes.

They come in a range of formats and varieties to reinvent any dish on the menu!

Contact your Saputo Foodservice representative to find the Italian and Italian-style cheeses that suit your needs. For more expert tips, subscribe to our newsletter, À LA CARTE!

1 Technomic, Ignite menu data, Q1 2020 to Q1 2021
Technomic, Ignite menu data, Q1 2021 to Q1 2022
Technomic, Ignite menu data, Q1 2020 to Q1 2021
4-5Technomic, Ignite menu data, Q1 2021 to Q1 2022

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