New and Noteworthy
The Rizo Bros California Creamery has won several awards from the American Cheese Society in 2019 for its specially crafted and premium Hispanic cheeses, including its Cojita, Oaxaca, and grilling cheeses as top cheeses. These classic Hispanic cheeses are hand-crafted with quality Grade A, locally sourced, rBST-free, California-produced milk. Manufactured in Northern California and distributed nationwide, the state-of-the-art SQF facility is also Kosher Certified and family-owned and operated. The Old World craftsmanship, passed down through the generations, is what sets Rizo Bros California Creamery cheeses apart from its competitors. For information, visit www.rizobros.com.
The new collection of soft baked cookies from Dewey’s Bakery consists of five flavors: Lemon Bar, which blends cold-pressed Meyer Lemon Oil, lemon zest and brown sugar; Triple Chocolate Brownie, semi-sweet chocolate morsels and a blend of two premium cocoa powders; Old Fashioned Glazed Doughnut, reminiscent of a classic doughnut in all its sugary glory; Southern Style Chocolate Chip, made with brown butter; and Cinnamon Bun, a good excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. In addition to its soft-baked cookies, Dewey’s Bakery is also introducing a line of Premium Snack Crackers and Moravian Style Cookies. For information: https://www.deweys.com.
Raybern’s, a brand already known for offering authentic deli-style Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, has launched two new sandwich varieties: Meatball Marinara and a revamped Philly Cheesesteak, now available with 10 percent more meat. More than 30 years ago, the founders Ray and Bernie started the company, but it took years to fully develop the Raybern’s bread recipe that cooks up “Bakery Soft” right from the microwave—as well as their signature Philly Cheesesteak and Pastrami recipes. Available at Costco in the Midwest. For information: www.Rayberns.com
KAYCO introduces Wonder Melon, a clean, uniquely flavorful new refreshment option made from 100 percent organic cold-pressed juice with no added sugar, artificial ingredients, or artificial colorings. Wonder Melon comes in two varieties: Watermelon Cucumber Basil, a concoction of real watermelon juice, lemon juice, apple juice, cucumber juice, and basil, with 80 calories per 8.45 oz. bottle, and Watermelon Lemon Cayenne, with real watermelon juice, lemon juice, apple juice, and a dash of cayenne at 100 calories per 8.45 oz. bottle. Both varieties are non-GMO verified, certified Fair Trade, USDA organic, and certified OU kosher (parve). Packaged 6 bottles per case ($3.99/bottle MSRP). For information, www.kayco.com.
McCain Foods’ New Dip’n Wedges Potato Scoops are unique v-shaped potato scoops perfect for loading with toppings or scooping up dips. They can be served as an appetizer, a shareable menu item, the base for an entrée or a premium fry. For information: http://mccainusafoodservice.com/dipnwedges.
Kentucky Owl, “The Wise Man’s Bourbon,” has released its new Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch No. 3. At 114-proof and 57 percent alcohol by volume, the whiskey is crafted with the same tradition and attention to detail as each of the batches of Kentucky Owl bourbon and rye that came before it. Batch No.3 features citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, oak, anise, and barbecue spice on the nose. The combination of barrel sweetness, caramel candy, creamy vanilla, toffee, and hazelnut coat the palate before moving into a finish of licorice, absinthe, nutmeg, and a mild flash of cayenne pepper. It will be available in limited quantities. For information: http://www.kentuckyowl.com.
The Perfect Burger from Dr. Praeger’s looks and tastes like meat, but is made with clean, veggie-forward ingredients, including: sweet potato, butternut squash, beet and carrot. It’s soy free, gluten free, vegan, and packed with 20g of non-GMO plant protein. For information: www.drpraegers.com.
Bacon’s Heir, makers of Pork Panko, a finely ground panko breadcrumb made from pork rinds, otherwise known as chicharrones, has launched in food service. The breadless breadcrumb alternative is gluten-free and packed with 16 grams of protein per ounce. With the rise in low carb, Keto, high protein diet trends, Pork Panko is the perfect addition to any dish that calls for breadcrumbs. Not only do the rinds have zero carbs, they also have no sugar, 8 grams of protein, and come in four different flavors: Garlic Thyme, Habanero Pepper, Malabar Black Pepper, and Rosemary & Sea Salt. For information: www.PorkPankp.com