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" We know that consumers want their cheese and they want it easily
accessible in different forms and packaging, so we're looking into how
we can improve our packaging from a convenience standpoint to
increase usage and purchase occasions. "
Fresh + artisan
In 1979, BelGioioso Cheese began crafting sharp provolone using
traditional artisan methods and fresh, local milk, said the company's
Sofia Auricchio Krans.
In the decades since, BelGioioso's line of Italian cheeses has
expanded to include more than 30 varieties.
" Our core philosophy remains constant, " Krans said. " Start with fresh,
quality ingredients, use traditional artisan methods, create flavorful
cheeses. "
Another thing that makes BelGioioso's Italian cheeses stand out, she
added, is the company does its own packaging, so it's able to cut, slice
and wrap cheeses to specific customer requests.
One of the newcomers to the BelGioioso lineup is Stracciatella
Burrata Filling.
" Chefs and consumers are really loving the ease of use and it's fresh,
creamy flavor, " Krans said.
Another new cheese, Crescenza-Stracchino, recently won multiple
first place awards in cheese contests. The variety is soft and spreadable
and boasts a distinct creamy flavor with a " hint of tangy goodness, "
Krans said.
Crescenza-Stracchino is delicious melted on a pizza or piadina, or
spread on breakfast bagels and fresh focaccia, she added.
Bel Gioioso has also created a Fresh Mozzarella sliced log for baking.
It's a lower moisture version specially formulated for cooking, Krans
said, with the same fresh flavor the company's customers love.
" Melt into a sandwich, pizza or into a baked pasta dish. It's the next
best addition to any retailer's deli cheese case and currently available
to order. "
Consumers and chefs are also increasingly recognizing and loving
the quality of BelGioioso's Blue and Gorgonzola cheeses, Krans said.
Sargento launches social
responsibility platform
Italian cheese specialist Sargento Foods Inc. has
launched Sargento Real Impact, a corporate social
responsibility platform that encompasses the
company's ongoing philanthropic and sustainability
efforts.
With a vision to be the " most innovative, best-loved
real food company, " according to the company,
Sargento will use the platform to communicate its
continued commitment to sustainability as well as
community-based initiatives across three key pillars:
hunger, housing and education.
" Sargento Real Impact represents a new chapter in
our CSR efforts while building on my grandfather's
longstanding commitment to give back and use
resources responsibly, " said Louie Gentine, thirdgeneration
CEO of Sargento. " Real Impact means
committing - not just to our community through
hunger, housing and educational initiatives - but
also to our planet through sustainability practices. "
Among the company's recent social responsibility
include:
* 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of Sargento's
partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In 2022,
Sargento built the 35th home through the
program and helped 28 Sargento Habitat for
Humanity homeowners by either paying their
property taxes or mortgage for a year.
* Sargento introduced 10 Days of Giving, a United
Way campaign, matching employees' individual
contributions dollar-for-dollar and awarding prize
packages. The campaign raised over $1 million
dollars towards youth education and community
access to economic opportunity.
* Sargento's non-profit donations amounted to
over 607,000 pounds of cheese, supporting
community fundraisers, stocking food bank
shelves, aiding first responders and helping
schools raise money to enhance students'
educational experiences.
* Sargento saved 85 million gallons of water and
diverted 86.7% of waste from landfills in 2022,
following its promise to use more energy-efficient
and water-efficient operations.
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