Caterers helped to make the most of cheese

Bidvest 3663 has created a digital cheese guide to help customers maximise opportunities in the cheese category.

The guide provides information about cheese varieties, accompaniments, which wines to pair with cheese and advice on how to widen the appeal of cheese boards by positioning them as sharing platters.

Available as a digital PDF from the Bidvest 3663 website, “Your Perfect Cheese Guide” is designed to make it easier for foodservice venues to choose the cheese that best suits their menu and customers. 

The guide covers 190 cheese products, selected to suit a wide range of caterer needs and price points. It includes regional specialities Cornish Yarg, Irish Cashel Blue and Austrian smoked cheese; a convenience range comprising grated, sliced and individually portioned cheese including Monteray Jack slices and grated Mozzarella to save chefs valuable time; and salad and cooking varieties like Mevgal Greek Feta Wedge and Alambra Halloumi Cheese to help chefs expand the eating occasions for cheese.

Graeme McKenzie, head of offer development at Bidvest 3663 said: “Cheese is a diverse and versatile category that holds masses of menu potential for our customers. That’s why we have brought all product information and expert knowledge together in one user-friendly reference guide to help them make the most of the opportunities.

“At the same time, we have seen the growth of trends for all-day and casual dining. Cheeseboards are not only the fifth most popular dessert seen on UK menus, but well-chosen cheese boards with a variety of flavours, colours and textures are versatile enough to work as sharing platters too, widening the eating occasions for cheese,” added McKenzie.

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