Quick to prepare, easily customizable and ideal for take out — it’s no wonder wraps have a strong sales potential. Take a look at Chef Beall’s advice on how to reinvent your wraps using trendy ingredients like specialty cheeses. They can add a unique touch to any dish while enhancing its flavours.
Cheese Wraps: Classic Menu Items
Canadians love to add Parmesan, Feta, Brie or Goat cheeses to their wraps.1
There’s a good chance that these popular cheeses are already featured on your menu whether in pasta, bowl or pizza recipes. Don’t hesitate to use these same cheeses and other on-hand ingredients to create your wraps. According to Chef Beall, repurposing ingredients is the secret to an optimized menu!
Wraps with Parmesan CheeseShaved or angel hair shred Parmesan cheese is perfect for wraps and goes well with many ingredients. This Roasted Vegetable and Fior di Latte Stromboli is a case in point! It can boost the flavour of many recipes while giving them a unique and refined touch. What’s more, it comes in convenient formats to simplify preparation while standardizing portion sizes.
Wraps with Feta Cheese
Feta cheese can add Mediterranean flair to any recipe in a flash. Available in crumbles or pre-seasoned, it gives wraps a pleasant textural contrast and a salty taste, enhancing meat, fish and vegetarian options alike.
Practical formats like pre-crumbled and pre-shaved make wrap preparation a breeze, allowing you to save time in the kitchen! By using a portion scoop, you’ll always have even portions.
Wraps with Goat Cheese
Versatile and available pre-crumbled, Soft Fresh Goat cheese is convenient when preparing wraps, like this goat cheese burrito inspiration. Served at breakfast or lunch, this trendy dish is an asset to any reduced menu.2
Wraps with Brie Cheese
With its creamy texture, Brie cheese is an ideal alternative to sauces, which tend to make the wrap soggy, allowing the dish to maintain its freshness longer, like in this wrap inspiration. It’s also good for take-out or delivery options because operators can prepare their wraps in advance without compromising on quality.
Our soft ripened cheese is also great for wraps. Thanks to its square shape, it can be cut in even slices, allowing you to reduce waste!
The Rise of the French Tacos: A New Take on Wraps!
Are you familiar with the French tacos? Wonderfully decadent, this cheesy wrap is quickly making its way onto North American menus. Since convenience, unique flavours and specialty dishes are trending, this dish is perfect to enhance a take-out menu.3
With a dish like this Cajun French Tacos with Cantonnier Cheese inspiration, you can meet the growing demand for smoky and spicy flavours. This is a great example of how washed rind cheese can be used to elevate a wide range of recipes.
Plant-Based Wraps: A Trend That's Worth Tapping Into!
Vegan wraps are increasing in popularity.4 Our Plant-Based Mozzarella Flavoured Shred is perfect to meet the expectations of an ever-growing vegan clientele. It allows operators to create a multitude of plant-based recipes, like this Colourful Vegan Lettuce Roll inspiration.
Although the point (and appeal!) of a wrap is generally its simplicity, it offers the ability to innovate and wow consumers. Make the most of this by testing new flavour combinations using products you already have on hand and by offering unique customization options to your customers.
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1 Technomic, Ignite Menu, Q4 2020 to Q4 2021
2 The NPD Group Crest, December 2021
3 Technomic, Ignite Menu, 2022
4Technomic, Ignite Menu, Q4 2020 to Q4 2021