Champignon North America, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., said it is now exclusively importing Rougette Bonfire grilling cheeses from Käserei Champignon, Lauben, Germany, to select retailers across the United States. The cheeses, which are popular in Europe, are easy to grill, come in two flavors and can be incorporated into a wide variety of recipes and lifestyles.
The Soft-Ripened grilling cheese variety is made to be heated directly on the grill. The cheese can withstand the direct heat without melting or sticking to the grill. It develops a char-grilled, golden crispy outside and a warm and creamy inside, Champignon said.
The Herb Marinated grilling cheese is a creamy semi-soft cheese marinated in herbs and oil that comes in a convenient aluminum pan for easy preparation and grilling. According to Champignon, the cheese softens when warmed and has versatile party menu applications. It can be warmed on both sides and then diced to toss into salads, layered with grilled vegetables for one-pan main course, or melted into a hot dip.
“Now grill masters and cheese lovers alike can enjoy specialty cheeses in a totally new way,” said Flynne Wiley, CEO of Champignon North America. “Rougette Bonfire grilling cheeses offer a unique grilling experience and perfectly complement any backyard cookout from a down-home barbecue to a sophisticated soiree.”
Champignon said the imported cow’s milk cheeses have a mild, creamy flavor; are lactose-free, gluten-free and rBGH-free; and have no preservatives, stabilizers or additives. The cheeses have a suggested retail price of $7.99 per 6.4 ounce package, which contains two pieces of cheese.