Madison, Wis. (May 16, 2019) – An in-booth bistro experience is the newest addition to the Wisconsin Cheese Pavilion #5616, presented by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin at the National Restaurant Association Show 2019 in Chicago on May 18-21. The bistro's rotating menu of twenty cheese-centric bites and afternoon wine and beer pairings highlight cheeses from award-winning companies inside the pavilion.
From new on-trend flavors to new product lines, the eleven dairy companies
in the Wisconsin Cheese Pavilion are a must-see, must-taste at this show. Exhibiting companies include Agropur, Carr Valley Cheese, Pine River Pre-Pack, Nasonville Dairy, Shullsburg Creamery, Winona Foods, Prairie Farms, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Old World Creamery, V&V Supremo and Saputo.
"When people look for the best ingredients, they consistently choose Wisconsin cheese," said Suzanne Fanning, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Wisconsin Cheese. "Whether it is a small restaurant or a multi-unit national foodservice operator, Wisconsin cheese is there. Our award-winning cheesemakers are recognized for their commitment to quality and are proud to make products that people seek out on menus all over the nation."
The quality and reputation of Wisconsin Cheese is highly regarded in the foodservice industry as nearly half of operators are willing to pay more for Wisconsin Cheese (Technomic, 2018). In a Techonomic survey, fifty-nine percent of people agree Wisconsin cheeses usually provide better quality than similar cheeses from other locations and forty-seven percent are willing to pay a premium for Wisconsin Cheese (2018).
For more information on Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies that will be participating in the show and a menu of foodservice tools, visit WisconsinCheeseTools.com
About Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin: Funded by Wisconsin dairy farmers, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that focuses on marketing and promoting Wisconsin's world-class dairy products. For more information, visit our website at wisconsindairy.org.
About Wisconsin Cheese: The tradition of cheesemaking excellence began more than 150 years ago, before Wisconsin was recognized as a state. Wisconsin's 1,200 cheesemakers, many of whom are third- and fourth-generation, continue to pass on old-world traditions while adopting modern innovations in cheesemaking craftsmanship. For more information, visit WisconsinCheese.com or connect on Facebook.