Rosina Develops Five-Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers

""Buffalo, NY – July 2010 – As temperatures heat up, Rosina Food Products, Inc. is proud to introduce another HOT item that’s sure to add excitement to any menu! The Celentano® 5-Cheese Stuffed Banana Pepper is a unique, one-of-a-kind product that is guaranteed to free up preparation time and will contribute to beverage sales as consumers will want to ‘cool off’ their taste buds.

These hand-picked, locally grown Hungarian Peppers are stuffed with a 5-cheese filling that includes a blend of Mozzarella, Fontinella, Asiago, Romano and Ricotta cheese which produces a flavor that combines just the right amount of heat from the pepper and the ideal burst of the 5 cheese medley.

Much like the beginnings of the ever popular Buffalo Chicken Wing, stuffed banana peppers began showing up in the Buffalo and Pittsburgh markets. Usually promoted as an appetizer, the most popular way to serve them is two or three on a plate; however, they are versatile enough to be used as a sandwich topper, a side dish, or center of the plate. Up until now, these labor-intensive, time-consuming appetizers were made in-house which, at times, could limit the number served in a day. Rosina has kept the operator in mind as the Celentano item is prepared, frozen and then packed. This also offers the operators the additional time to get creative with the product.

With food trends moving toward hot, and research showing the incidence of peppers on menus increasing, Celentano’s 5-Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers is sure to catapult this appetizer to a national level. ‘Industry research indicates that consumers are bored with the appetizer selection and are seeking new, bolder, spicier flavors, and we are confident this product hits the nail on the head,’states John Zimmerman, vice president – foodservice sales & marketing. “From the operators’
stand point, Rosina has eliminated the hassle of making the product from scratch, yet still offering consumers the homemade taste,” Mr. Zimmerman continues.
Focusing on Rosina’s mission to be a flexible and innovative frozen specialty food products manufacturer, providing exceptional quality and service, the 5-Cheese Stuffed Banana Pepper is the newest item to achieve this. It joins the Buffalo Style Chicken Meatballs that launched in September 2009 and continues to intrigue and excite operators around the country. For more information about the Celentano 5-Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers, call 888-767-4621.

Rosina Food Products, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY is family-owned and operated. The Company operates two facilities – the frozen meatball, sausage and pizza topping products are produced at the Cheektowaga, NY plant and the frozen pasta, eggplant, and entrée products are manufactured at the West Seneca, NY plant. Products are sold under the Rosina, Celentano, Italian Village, and Floresta brands.