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Pre-Sliced Cheese: Convenience Without Compromise!

You have built your business on your commitment to using high quality ingredients, and your customers can taste the difference. While certain ingredients require your time and attention, the sliced cheese that you use on your signature pie or sandwich doesn’t have to be one of them! Slicing your own cheese may be cutting into your profits with unnecessary labor costs and food waste.

In 2019, the U.S. saw an average wage increase of 3.4%, representing the largest wage increase since 2009. As states and cities across the U.S. continue to increase their minimum wage, it generates more concerns for restaurant operators already inundated by escalating expenses. In fact, 64% of operators agree that managing labor costs is a major challenge.*

In the kitchen, every second counts. A study conducted by Grande Cheese shows that it takes an average of 70 minutes to slice a case of cheese. Leveraging pre-sliced cheeses allows you and your kitchen staff to focus on creating the pizza and dishes your customers love.

Beyond managing labor costs, pre-sliced cheeses can also help reduce product waste and provide you with consistent portion control.

Benefits of Pre-Sliced cheese

  • Consistency – Slices are a consistent size, shape and weight every time to help you manage your food costs.
  • Quality – Convenient resealable pouch with interleaf promotes freshness and simplifies handling, maintaining quality and taste.
  • Improve labor costs – Time needed to slice cheese and clean-up is eliminated, allowing your employees to spend more time with customers.
  • Reduce waste – Slicing in-house can lead to unusable pieces, leaving cheese and profits in your slicer.
  • Improve employee safety – Save money on your insurance costs by eliminating the risk of slicer related injuries.
  • Customer satisfaction – Consistent slice sizes provide great coverage on menu applications and excellent cheese flavor every time!

Available in four product varieties, Grande’s sliced Whole Milk Mozzarella, Part-Skim Mozzarella, Provo•Nello® Provolone and Deli Style Provolone are perfect for sandwiches, pizza and more.

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Inspiration for Your Menu

Not only does Grande provide a product you can count on day-in and day-out, we have recipe ideas to inspire your next new menu item.

Try some of our recipes featuring Grande Sliced Provolone:

  • Italian Sub Chicago Style– Bring regional American Italian flavor to life with the on-trend appeal of giardiniera relish in this hearty sandwich.
  • Spicy Soppressata & Provolone Pie – Soppressata is the new pepperoni, and it’s sure to bring authentic Italian flavor to life on your menu.
  • Chicken Alfredo Melt– Experience classic chicken Alfredo as a craveable hot sandwich to bring a unique twist to your customers.

Or these great recipes featuring Grande Sliced Mozzarella:

  • Margherita Grilled Cheese Sandwich– Grilled cheese gets more indulgent and interesting with a flavor fusion inspired by Margherita pizza.
  • Prosciutto Al Balsamico Piadina– This ethnic and street food-inspired appetizer is sure to please the palates of foodies everywhere.
  • Meatball Patty Melt– Make a lasting impression with this signature Italian comfort food-spin on the trendy smashed burger concept showing up in fast casual restaurants everywhere.
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When evaluating if pre-sliced cheese is right for your business, take into consideration the customer experience you want to provide and the back-of-house efficiencies you are looking to gain. We believe that you will find convenience without compromise in our sliced products.

Click here to request a sample of one of our sliced cheeses today!

Sources:

*Datassential Casual Dining Report, 2018

Date: May 11, 2020
Category: Our Cheese

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