Thursday, September 15, 2011
Foodbuzz Tastemaker: Sargento's Cheese Tasting
As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker's Program, I received a $25 American Express gift card to put towards the purchase of Sargentos cheese and accompaniments for a cheese tasting. I selected three types of Sargentos cheese: Reduced Fat American, Reduced Fat Pepper Jack, and Gouda. For the accompaniments I chose Garden Veggie crackers, regular wafer crackers, Granny Smith & Gala apples and grapes.
I love cheese. No doubt about it. I like it on sandwiches, with crackers and fruit, in entrees, melted on chips...any way I can make it, I like it! So, I was very excited for the opportunity to to a tasting with a variety of cheeses. I've had my share of cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, but have never experienced Gouda in a sliced form. All three of these Sargento cheeses were delicious! I liked the cheddar best with the wafer crackers and grapes, the pepper jack with Gala apples and wafer crackers, and the Gouda with the garden veggie crackers and Granny Smith apples. The Gouda was so soft, I can't wait to incorporate it into a recipe soon!! Since the cheddar and pepper jack cheeses were of the reduced fat variety, the texture was a little firmer, rather than the softer, creamy texture that the regular variety has. I loved them all!! I have a few slices of each left, but you can be sure they won't last very long...as I said before, I love cheese!
If you are a cheese lover, you should definitely grab a package (or three) of Sargento's cheese and try it out - you won't be disappointed!!