Party season is upon us—football parties, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday gatherings, New Year’s festivities and more. If you’re like me, it’s fun to brainstorm recipes and try out new dishes in the weeks beforehand to see if they’re good enough to make the final cut for the party menu. But I also need to make sure that a number of the dishes are quick and easy to make or are recipes that can be made ahead of time. I don’t want to feel stressed, short on time or frazzled right before the party.
One way to keep things simple is to incorporate cheese in your menu, for the main dish, side dishes, or hors d’oeuvres. For example, as guests arrive have a cheese roll with pizzazz and your favorite crackers ready to go for an appetizer. Parkers Farm makes a variety of cheese roll flavors including jalapeno, spinach, pimento, cheddar ranch and port wine cheddar.
For a football viewing party, maybe you want to go with a tasty cheese dip—pimento spread, cheesy salsa, or jalapeno nacho are naturals to go with your favorite game viewing munchies. You could substitute port wine cheddar or smoky bacon cheddar in broccoli cheese soup or beer cheese soup. And to give your potato skins or nachos extra zest, use jalapeno cheddar or pimento with a kick.
There are a number of delicious main courses and side dishes that have cheese as an ingredient, and you can substitute a flavored cheese to give it extra zing. Use cheddar ranch in a cheese soufflé, spinach in cheddar biscuits, garlic cheese in gratin potatoes, and smoky bacon cheddar in broccoli cornbread.
There are a number of ways to take Parkers Farm cheese and give your holiday recipes an extra jolt of flavor. Have fun this holiday season with your favorite cheesy recipes—your guests will love them.
Parkers Farm has produced the finest Cold Pack Cheese since the company’s conception in 1977. Parkers Farm has expanded its growing product line to include one of the best all-natural Peanut Butters available. We have also added pimiento spread, six varieties of bagel spreads and five varieties of fresh salsa to the line as well as Con Queso and Jalapeno Nacho Dip.