Grande Fumella might just deserve its own cheese category.

With nearly all (93%) customers finding smoked foods appealing, smoke is a flavor that will help you create excitement on your menu. But, if you’ve been burned by harsh, smoky cheeses that leaves a strong aftertaste, take heart. Recently, Grande Cheese launched Fumella™, a mozzarella that’s designed to be lightly smoked but also bring out and enhance other flavors.

A mozzarella-forward flavor with a hint of smoke afterwards.
Fumella is so lightly smoked, you’ll taste it and first wonder where the smoke is. Then it hits you and then you get it. This is a cheese that’s meant for more. Fumella has all the characteristics of Grande’s Part Skim Mozzarella which makes it more universal while still remaining unique to itself. Simply put, Fumella opens doors to new ideas and flavor creations.

Why Fumella works for nearly everything.
According to Felice Colucci, Grande’s Culinary Manager, “Many chefs are hesitant thinking a smoked mozzarella can only be paired with other smoked meets or savory dishes. And while Fumella does phenomenal there, it’s useful all across the menu. It doesn’t overpower pizza, appetizers or main courses. Rather, it accentuates the flavors to create an entirely new experience.”

It’s almost as if Grande discovered a new cheese category!

Bring out your garden varieties!

As Felice has been working with Fumella, here is something he’s learned: “One big surprise for me was how well Fumella went with some of the less-used vegetables, such as pumpkin and eggplant, really enhancing the unique flavors.” Meaning Fumella would be ideal for gourmet veggie pizzas, salads or vegetable appetizers that are always on the rise for health- conscious customers.

Did you know 50% of all consumers are making healthier eating a top priority
Here are some of Fumella’s most complementary ingredients to try with Fumella, recommended by Felice.

  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Pumpkin
  • Cauliflower
  • Artichokes
  • Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Chicken
  • Spec
  • Prosciutto
  • Ricotta

If you’re still on the fence about trying Fumella, set up a tasting with your Grande Sales Associate. Try it with a white or red sauce or a plain pie. Or top one of your specialties. It might just be the secret weapon you’ve been looking for.

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