Specialty Food Magazine

MAY-JUN 2012

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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CHEESE FOCUS La Casera and Robiola Camuna Topping almost every retailer's list are leaf-wrapped robiolas. From Piedmont's La Casera, a goat's milk robiola wrapped in chestnut leaves has sold briskly at The Cheese Shop in Carmel, Calif., and elsewhere. This fresh 12-ounce disk becomes creamier as it matures, and the leaf wrap imparts an herbaceous aroma. La Casera's Robiola Incavolata (wrapped in savoy cabbage leaves) had a promising state- side debut, but the FDA has since denied it entry, presumably out of food-safety concerns. The leaf-wrapped cow's milk Robiola Camuna disks from San Faustino in Lombardy have not had that problem, possibly because they are firmer. Both the version wrapped in radic- chio leaves and another wrapped in cabbage leaves have generated excitement at Oliver's Markets in Santa Rosa, Calif. A leek-wrapped variation is showcased at Cheese Plus in San Francisco. Casatica, Quadrello di Bufala and Blu di Bufala Quattro Portoni, the Lombardy producer of bufala (water buffalo) cheeses, was mentioned by so many retailers that it surely rates as the Italian creamery of the year. The two brothers behind this Quattro Portoni, the Lombardy producer of bufala cheeses, was mentioned by so many retailers that it surely rates as the Italian creamery of the year. farmstead venture make a wide variety of cheeses, but the ones that seem to have the most traction in the U.S. are the stracchino-like Casatica, a 2-pound log with a silky mouthfeel and sweet, milky flavor; Quadrello di Bufala, a fragrant, tangy 5-pound square resem- bling Taleggio or Brescianella; and Blu di Bufala, a natural-rinded, 9-pound brick with yeasty aromas and a sweet, mellow nature. "Unique and extremely well-made cheeses," writes Emilio Mignucci, owner of Di Bruno Bros. in Philadelphia. Cusie While Beppino Occelli's may not have the century-plus history of the Guffanti firm, he is an affinatore and cheesemaker to watch, The original, BOTTLE-MATIc 3 YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED Front and Back! MADE IN USA! For Specialty Food readers, Only $1450! Label any cylindrical container fast and accurately from ½" to 10" diameter, @ Speeds of 1200 Pcs. per hour. DISPENSA-MATIC Label Dispensers NOT THE CHEAP IMPORTED KNOCK-OFF! 21 day trial 28220 Playmor Beach Rd, Rocky Mount, MO 65072 Call Toll Free: 1 (800) 325-7303 or (573) 392-7684 Price subject to change without notice. 2/01/09 FAX:(573) 392-1757; E-mail: info@dispensamatic.com Web: http://www.bottle-labeler.com 20 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com STOP Wasting Time Labeling by Hand! Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4401

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