I love holiday weekends because I can share all kinds of cool recipes that you can test drive. I just discovered this new cheese brand being carried at my local Ralph’s Market (Kroger, Inc) — or the Kroger Banner store near you. The Parrano brand of cheese is only found at stores with the Murray’s Cheese Shop.
Parrano® cheese invites you to re-imagine your favorite summer recipes this Memorial Day and to “Pair With Parrano” for the perfect kick off to summer! Parrano® is a delicious cheese that is best described as capturing the nutty flavor and buttery aroma of fine, aged Italian Parmesan and the smooth, creamy texture of a young Dutch Gouda, bringing you the best of both worlds: a cheese that is full of flavor and versatile enough to cut, shred and melt.
With Summer right around the corner, it’s time to “Pair With Parrano” by crafting your favorite recipes using Parrano® cheese. Incredibly versatile, Parrano® can be served in a variety of ways including on a cheese platter, on a kabob with fruit for as an easy appetizer, and in ideas both on and off the grill. Not only can it be paired with favorite foods, it’s also great with a cold summertime drink like a Lager, or Kolsch.
“Parrano® is the perfect cheese to pair with just about anything. The combination of Gouda and Parmesan offer a meltability and flavor unmatched by other cheeses,” says Tara Kirch, Senior Marketing Manager for FrieslandCampina. “This Memorial Day, plan BIG with amazing ways to create dishes your friends and family will love.”
Click here to browse Parrano’s full recipe collection, print recipes, and save recipes to your own simple entertaining cookbook. Parrano®offers many new entertaining summer suggestions such as: Parrano® & Sun Dried Tomato Scones, Gouda Popcorn, Beer Pretzels, Sweet Onion Dip, and Pepperoni Roll-ups to name a few. Or, have fun and create your own “Pair with Parrano” recipes by combing Parrano®cheese with the ingredients you love, and make something truly unique!
Parrano® selection of cheeses include:
- Parrano®, Originale. A one-of-a-kind Cheese aged for five months, developing its nutty Parmesan flavors while maintaining the firm, smooth texture of a young Gouda.
- Parrano® Truffle. Inspired by Italy, Parrano® Truffle follows the original recipe for Parrano®, blending the flavors of a nutty, salty Parmesan and the creamy sweetness of a Gouda, with Italian black truffle shavings for a complex flavor like no other. Parrano® Truffle is irresistibly delicious and is excellent when shredded, sliced or melted.
Speaking of perfect pairs – try these two great recipes that pair Parrano® with Burgers and Jalapenos!
Parrano® Pimento Cheese Topped Burgers
Parrano® Pimento Cheese Spread*
4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp hot sauce
2 cups Parrano® cheese, grated
1 6.5 oz jar pimentos, chopped
2 tbsp yellow onion, finely grated
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80% lean and 20% fat)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 hamburger buns
With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Fold in remaining ingredients, mixing until smooth.
Keep refrigerated until burgers are ready.
Preheat the grill to medium-high.
Combine the ground beef, BBQ sauce, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
Mix just until combined with your hands and shape into 4 patties about 3/4-inch thick.
Make a well in your patties with your thumb to prevent from bulging. Place burgers on the grill and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and then cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until juices run clear.
Top with Parrano® Pimento Cheese Spread
Serve hamburgers on buns.
Looking for a Hot Appetizer? Here’s one from Parrano– and I do mean this is spicy!!
Kickin’ Parrano® Poppers
1/2-pound ground spicy pork sausage, cooked and drained
3/4 cup Parrano® cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
10 jalapeño peppers*
10 bacon strips
10 bamboo skewers soaked in water
In a bowl, mix the sausage, Parrano® cheese, cream cheese and a few dashes of Buffalo sauce, to your taste. Place mixture in a gallon, zip-top plastic bag and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Cut the tops off the peppers and set aside. Remove and discard the seeds and ribs. (*Jalapeño peppers can be irritating to the skin and eyes. Wear gloves when cutting and de-seeding the peppers and wash hands thoroughly when you are done.)
Cut the corner off the plastic bag of sausage mixture. Pipe the filling into each pepper.
Skewer each pepper. Wrap each pepper with a strip of bacon, securing the bacon to the skewer.
When ready to serve, preheat a broiler.
Place peppers on a baking sheet and cook about 15 minutes, turning frequently, until the bacon is crisp, and the peppers are soft. Best served hot.
These recipes sound amazing!! I am going to try to find Parrano at my local Ralph’s and make the poppers! Sounds so yummy!
If you want more recipes, check out this page for the various categories of recipes: https://www.parrano.com/recipes/
Parrano® cheese is available at your local Kroger, Dillon’s, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, King Soopers, QFC, Ralph’s, Roundy’s Smith’s or Mariano’s.
Check out Parrano Cheese here: https://www.parrano.com/
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Parrano® artfully captures two of the world’s best-known cheeses, Parmesan and Gouda, to create a truly unique cheese. Its five-month aging time produces a full-flavored cheese with the nutty, buttery characteristics of Parmesan and the smooth, creamy texture of a young Gouda making it pleasing for any palate. Parrano® is highly regarded by the industry and was honored with high acclaim at the Superior Taste Awards.
Royal FrieslandCampina N.V
Royal FrieslandCampina daily provides millions of consumers spread all over the world with dairy products containing valuable nutrients from milk. With an annual turnover of 12 billion euro, FrieslandCampina is among the largest dairy companies in the world. The company has its Central Office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The activities of FrieslandCampina have been divided into four global market-oriented business groups, being Consumer Dairy, Specialized Nutrition, Dairy Essentials and Ingredients. The company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., which has 12,707 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium and is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world. For additional information, please visit our website:www.frieslandcampina.com.
About Best Cheese Corporation®
Best Cheese Corporation is the exclusive importer of Parrano®, Uniekaas line of Dutch cheese products, and the owners and operators of Coach Farm, a farmstead goat dairy farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Best Cheese brands are available nationally in supermarkets and specialty markets such as Whole Foods, Earthfare, Publix, Safeway, Mariano’s, and Kroger.
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