March picks for picky eaters, St. Paddy’s supper and savings View with images
Photo of two daughters and mother making cheese toast.
Hooray for March Break. The delicious last week before the end of winter. For many, it means more time on our hands, and more meals to prepare for discerning young palates. To help, we’ve put together our cheesiest kid-friendly recipes, helpful tips, plus a special dish for grownups. You’ll also find savings on our fine cheeses. Our March break to you.
Photo of breaded chicken, topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese, served with a side of spiralized zucchini noodles.
A new twist and twirl on Chicken Parmesan.
The pasta in this classic Italian dish gets a healthy update to spiralized zucchini. And it tastes even better. Our Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Aglio Olio features premium Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses, marinara sauce, and bread crumbs to win over any kid or kid at heart. It’s ready in under an hour, and can even be made gluten-free. That’s amore.
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Photo of a bowl of macaroni and cheese, topped with breadcrumbs on a wooden table.
A childhood favourite, all grown up.
With St. Patrick's Day this weekend, we've created a special recipe just for grownups. Our Irish Cheddar Mac & Cheese features a luscious cream sauce made with aged Cheddar, European-style butter, and your favourite stout beer. All topped with sourdough bread crumbs. Invite a few friends over. This restaurant-worthy pasta is too good not to share.
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Photo of homemade veggie nuggets in a basket with cheese and dipping sauce on the side. Extra cheese in a bowl and sour cream on the side
Thumbs up for finger food. With veggies.
Black River Cheddar makes everything better. Kids and adults alike will love these Cheesy Veggie Nuggets loaded with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and zucchini. They're crispy, tasty, and a snap to prepare for lunch or supper. Serve them with honey mustard or plum sauce and dip into nutritious (and delicious) eating.
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Giving Back. Grants from the Gay Lea Foundation.
Our Foundation has selected 15 registered Canadian charities to receive grants in the first of two funding rounds in 2019. The recipients were chosen for their commitment to poverty relief, the advancement of education, and community development. Read more about these organizations and their unique projects. And see how we’re making a difference.
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Photo of Black River Cheese Cubes Award.
Black River Cheese Wins Best New Product Award.
It’s an exciting time for Black River Cheese, whose innovative Cheese Cubes took home a Best New Product Award.
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Photo of small, broccoli cheddar bites topped with a dollop of sour cream and green onions.
5 strategies to banish mealtime battles.
If you struggle with a picky eater, here are five strategies to help transform the dinner hour from a battle zone into a pleasant – or at least, a tolerable – experience for the whole family.
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Photo of $1.00 savings for any Black River Cheese, Ivanhoe Cheese, or Salerno Cheese products.
More cheese for less cheddar.
Our recipes taste best with premium ingredients. Save $1.00 on your choice of our local cheeses including Ivanhoe, Salerno and Black River. Or enjoy our cheeses all on their own.
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Gay Lea Ivanhoe Salerno
Hewitts Black River
Francos Nordica Lacteeze
Longlife Churn 84 Gos and Gris
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