Exploring new flavors is a tasty and sensible way to ditch mindless snacking and bring mindful satisfaction back to more enjoyable snacking experiences. Cheese is one food category that lends plenty of opportunity to truly savor your snack food. Countless varieties lend rich, creamy textures and sharp flavors that are perfect for pairing – sometimes in unexpected ways.
These tips from The Laughing Cow and Chef Sarah Simmons of Birds and Bubbles in New York City show how Asiago, a uniquely flavored artisan-inspired cheese, can transform the taste of common snacks with its nutty, bold and savory flavor profile.
Reinvented “Pimento Cheese”: This popular southern snack has been gaining national attention recently as a delicious spread on crackers. Use wedges of The Laughing Cow Creamy Asiago (each with 2 grams of protein and 35 calories) to give this spread a nutty flavor punch. The cheese texture is smooth enough that you can use it to simply replace mayonnaise in traditional recipes.
Find more savory snacking ideas at thelaughingcow.com.
SOURCE: The Laughing Cow
Photos (BLT and Smokey Dates) courtesy of Kristen Hess, Food stylist/photographer and author of The Artful Gourmet blog