A juicy, cheese-topped burger is hard to beat. Burgers are the second most popular menu item in Canada1, and their popularity continues to grow at a staggering rate. Restaurants that want to stay competitive are upping their game with new styles from mash-up burgers to premium ingredients to offering alternatives to standard ground beef patties.
For example, chicken remains among the most popular restaurant offerings2, while fish and veal offer the premium taste consumers want3. And, for vegetarian customers, there are new plant-based meat alternatives in addition to the more common vegetable patties.
All of these options are enhanced with cheese which is the number one flavour that consumers crave4.
Beetroot Veggie Burger
Easy to handle and cook, Dore-mi cheese stays firm when heated. It is a perfect addition to a beetroot burger made from beets, chickpeas, brown rice and seasonings. Dore-mi cheese also works well on salads and brochettes, making it a great multi-use cheese.
Smoky Corn Succotash Burger
Alexis de Portneuf Cantonnier cheese has a washed-rind and a fruity, buttery taste that pairs well with the sweetness of corn and the heat of jalapeño in a corn succotash patty made from corn, jalapeño, zucchini, breadcrumbs and seasonings. It can be served with a variety of condiments such as smoky BBQ mayo.
Our Alexis de Portneuf Cantonnier cheese is available in a foodservice friendly, 300g pre-sliced package.
Triple Onion Chicken Burger
Armstrong Medium Cheddar cheese is great on both beef and chicken burgers and is available in a block, so kitchen staff can slice to their desired thickness, or pre-sliced to make kitchen prep faster. Versatile and soft, this cheese tastes incredible, especially with a spicy kick such as creamy jalapeño sauce. Please the onion loving consumer by adding shaved red onion, an onion ring, served on a toasted onion bun.
Tangy Dill Fish Burger
Twists on traditional dishes are trending5, and restaurants are taking advantage by switching things up, including protein between the burger buns. For example, fish can be an alternative to beef and tastes great with mild and buttery Saputo Havarti cheese on a soft Kaiser roll. Pickles, grainy Dijonnaise and a simple, tangy dill coleslaw makes for a pleasing pescatarian option.
Goat Brie Cheese Burger
Sophisticated yet accessible, Woolwich Dairy Goat Brie cheese is smooth and creamy, making a chicken burger ooze with flavour. Kitchen staff should add the cheese in strips while the burger is on the grill so it melts evenly. The cheese can be topped off with salsa, fresh herbs such as basil and a drizzle of olive oil.
No matter what burgers are on the menu, Saputo Foodservice has the perfect cheese to put on top. We are focused on meeting the business needs of all types of restaurants and make our products in a variety of foodservice friendly formats such as pre-sliced, reducing the risk of cross contamination and making prep time faster in busy kitchens.
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1 The NDP Group Inc. CREST YE May 2018
2 The NDP Group Inc. CREST YE May 2018
3 The Technomic Consumer Trend Report 2017/Technomic Menu Monitor Q2 2018
4 The Technomic Food Flash - Feb 2018
5 Technomic Q2 2018