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Making it easy to choose the right cheese for the job
When it comes to cheese, Australia’s restaurateurs and caterers are spoilt for choice.
Long-established, trustworthy brands like Perfect Italiano offer a terrific selection of quality cheeses that are ideal for pizzas, pastas and Italian style favourites such as parmigianas.
Of course these great products are suitable for more than just these outstanding examples of Mediterranean cuisine— you can use them in any mainstream menu item and they’ll perform with consistent reliability and fantastic flavour every time.
The rise of the gourmet pizza—combining non-traditional ingredients with stylish presentation and the chef’s creative flair—has helped reposition pizza as a more upmarket meal, and both it and its Italian cousin pasta are cost-effective and relatively easy to prepare meals.
Perfect Italiano Mozzarella has long been regarded as the pizzamaker’s cheese of choice—available in both Shred and Block formats depending on your needs. This is an excellent melting cheese with long stretch and mild taste which provides good coverage when melted and blisters evenly to an appealing golden brown colour with minimal oiling off.
There’s also Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus, which as the name suggests was developed specifically for pizzamakers and has a stronger flavour than regular Mozzarella.
The newest addition to the Perfect Italiano range is Perfect Italiano Ultra—a Mozzarella developed in response to the need among many restaurateurs for a cheese that will perform consistently at higher heat levels.
Perfect Italiano Ultra can handle the heat of even the hottest ovens in busy foodservice kitchens and will still deliver minimal oil-off, even melt and consistent browning and blistering.
Of course the art of pizzamaking often necessitates combining different cheese types with other ingredients, complementing flavours and creating a particular mouthfeel and appropriately balanced finished product.
For this reason, Perfect Italiano also offers Parmesan in Block, Shred, Shaved and Grated varieties as well as Ricotta (a popular favourite in dessert pizzas as well as many pasta dishes) which comes in a convenient tub format.
If your customers know they can rely on you to serve quality food which presents and tastes just as good every time, not only will they keep coming back, but you’ll also get plenty of word-of-mouth recommendations and appealing food selfie shots on Facebook and Instagram to help encourage new customers through your doors.
So don’t waste time with cheese that burns easily, shrivels up or dries out—choose quality products like those from Perfect Italiano and you’ll be on a winner, no matter what meals you have on the menu!
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