(Press Release) Peach Glen, PA, December 21, 2012—Knouse Foods expands its line of high-quality Lucky Leaf cheese sauces with Kickin’ Queso. Ready-made with a distinctive blend of real Cheddar cheese, jalapeño peppers, red and green bell peppers and spices, Kickin’ Queso enhances a variety of dishes with its bold flavor characteristics. Easy-to-use, shelf stable and cost-effective, chefs and operators can simplify back-of-house operations, deliver consistent results and increase profit potential with every meal.
According to MenuMine, Cheddar is among the top cheeses mentioned on the menus of 1,550 chains, independents and non-commercial establishments. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the consumption of cheese in foodservice is growing as its utilized more in dishes such as tacos, nachos, sandwiches, baked potatoes and other vegetables. Foodservice professionals cancapitalize on this rising trend by adding Lucky Leaf’s spicy Cheddar cheese sauce, Kickin’ Queso, to these menu favorites:
  • Pasta— mix Kickin’ Queso with pasta to add a Southwestern appeal. Combine with grilled chicken, tomatoes and black beans. Garnish with tortilla strips for added texture.
  • Stuffed Peppers—stuff green peppers with taco meat and rice, then top with Kickin’ Queso.
  • Crab Cake Eggs Benedict—for a zesty twist, smother this traditional breakfast/brunch dish with Kickin’ Queso instead of Hollandaise sauce.
  • Cheesesteak Subs—spread with Kickin’ Queso to add a hint of jalapeño to this classic sandwich. 
“Ready-made and easy to prepare, Kickin’ Queso helps foodservice professionals remain on-trend and meet demand for more authentic menu offerings,” said Todd Michael, Director of Foodservice Sales for Knouse Foods. “Its unique blend of spices and jalapeño peppers complements countless dishes and appeals to customers’ tastes for ethnic options.”
Knouse Foods is offering a $3.00 per case rebate offer for Kickin’ Queso orders until February 15, 2013. Maximum rebate amount is $75 per operator.
Other cheese sauces available by Knouse Foods include:
For more menu ideas, product and rebate information, visit www.knousefoodservice.com
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