Shut your eyes and imagine that the snow is gently falling outside. Inside, a person is leaning over a big, steaming bowl full of soup and indulging in a heaping spoonful. It’s a classic, American scene to be sure but it may be improved upon with the addition of cheese spreads. Cheese spreads bring something extra to a meal and personally, we can’t think of spending National Soup Month without them.

Don’t believe us? Consider bowlfuls of French onion soup. They’re normally topped with what? That’s right, ooey goey cheese. Well what if you tossed the shredded, Wisconsin cheese to the side and reached for a dollop of toasted onion spread instead? It’s made with creamy cheddar cheese, onions and chives. Now doesn’t that sound like a perfect way to top off a bowl full of French onion soup?

French onion isn’t the only soup that would welcome a little dollop or two of premium cheese spreads. We think that potato, spinach and broccoli soups would taste amazing with bleu cheese spread. Simply stir some into the soup before bringing the bowls to the table. And if you really want to elevate the meal more, add some deli meats, like beef sticks and smoked pepperoni.

Cube them up as part of a soup topping or serve them with artisan breads. Either way would surely garner two thumbs up from everyone fortunate enough to be at the table. And don’t let your imagination stop with the soup and cheese spread combinations we’ve already mentioned. After all, National Soup Month only comes around once a year. So live it up by enjoying as many cheesy, hot combinations as possible.

Presently, there are more than a dozen cheese spreads and thousands of soup recipes to choose from. Thus, making it through the month without having the same soup twice should be easy. To learn more about pairing cheese spreads with soups during the month of January and beyond, please contact us.

It’s almost time to dust off your picnic blankets and head to the park in search of the perfect place for a romantic, afternoon repast. So, we wanted to share some of our best spring picnicking tips in the weeks ahead, starting with how to pair cheese gift baskets with wines. Let’s start with our For Cheese Lovers Only gift basket and spread out from there.

Our For Cheese Lovers Only gift basket contains all the essentials couples need to enjoy a quick snack under a shade tree. It comes with your choice of cheese spread and cheese block flavors. So, since we can’t be sure which cheese flavors you’ll choose, we’re serving up a few general wine pairing tips:

If you plan on selecting spicy cheeses, like our hot pepper or habanero, go with a bottle of off-dry, white wine. They seem to compliment spicy varieties of cheese perfectly. For Danish blue cheeses, try serving dessert wines or a great bottle of port. And as for the assorted cheddar cheeses, give a cabernet sauvignon or oak-barrel aged chardonnay some consideration.

We’ve also got other gift items like the Ham and Cheese Masterpiece, Cabela’s Gourmet All-Occasion Snack Basket, Rat Pack, Incredible Party Favorites and Happy Mom Basket as well as ones that include fruits and sweets. If you choose one of them, try pairing light-bodied white wines with the mild cheese spreads and full-bodied red ones with the aged or heavily seasoned varieties. The same pairings should work for block cheeses and cheese curds snacks.

For the best results, serve the gift basket cheeses at room temperature. If you are worried about the weather, chill the cheeses in your home fridge first. Then pack them in your picnic basket and head off into the afternoon sun. By the time you reach your picnicking destination, the cheeses should be back at room temperature and ready to eat. The wine, on the other hand, may be served slightly chilled.

To learn more about stocking the perfect picnic basket in the lovely spring days ahead, please contact us today. At Deli Direct Inc., we’ve got meats, cheeses, pickles, dips, snacks, drink mixes and beer buckets in stock that are ideal for outdoor dining.

With the holidays fast approaching, there is no doubt you may be host to a slew of wonderful holiday parties, or perhaps that has already begun. With all the planning you have to put into them-from cleaning the house to putting up decorations to finding the best assortment of delicious foods-you will certainly want to simplify the preparation process while simultaneously wowing your guests. Cheese spreads are just the thing you need to accomplish that! Here are three reasons why you need cheese spreads at your next soiree!

Cheese spreads offer class

They are beautiful and can really add to the ambiance and festive decorations you will have at your party. While upping the warmth of the room, cheese also provides an air of sophistication and attention to detail. And don't forget that a cheese spread pairs excellently with some gourmet crackers and delicious wine!

They are conversation starters

Nothing pleases a connoisseur of cheese quite like having a plethora of cheeses to discuss with other party guests. Two people who may have nothing in common other than their appreciation for a good cheese spread may find themselves having a delightful conversation simply because of the Jalapeno or Swiss Almond cheese spread that you are offering at your party. So to put it plainly (which these cheese spreads are not!), your cheese spreads just helped make your party a success!

Pairs with other delicious foods

When you decide to serve cheese spreads at your next party, you are now opening up the opportunity to serve a wide array of delectable, gourmet breads and crackers. Or mix some in to rev up your appetizers. This will have your guests raving and will make the party so much more memorable.

Now that you are ready to include some wonderful cheese spreads at your next holiday party, contact us so we can help you get started.

This year for Father’s Day try something new and exciting! Go with the Father’s Day Cheese of the Month Club. Is your dad, brother or special man in your life a cheese lover? Well if the answer is yes then this is the perfect gift for them! This special Father's Day gift will touch his heart and stomach! The bonus is that it keeps on giving and giving throughout the year!

 
What is included in this limited time only gift? Start out with twelve of our delectable Cheese Spreads, spread out over six shipments. Our Cheese Spreads are jam packed full of flavor! We make our Cheese Spreads from only Real Wisconsin cheese. These make for the perfect party snack, bonus it is quick and easy! With the Cheese of the Month Club you get to choose twelve Cheese Spreads any way you want. Want seven Habanero Cheese Spreads and five Jalapeno Cheese Spreads? That’s fine! Or you can branch out and try twelve separate spreads. Any way you want to divide it up for his taste is up to you!

Next you get to choose two of our Summer Sausages! These delicious smoked meat snacks are just what he needs. From an exciting Cajun Summer Sausage to a nice Beef Summer Sausage. Ditch the boring and go with these meats that make a delicious snack or appetizer!

We didn’t forget his dipping needs! So no need to worry! You also get to select two Dips from our twenty-one different options. All of our dips are made from all natural ingredients. They are so easy to make, that you’ll serve them every chance you get! He can use his dips in many different ways too. He can use some for a last minute snack or use as a replacement to mayonnaise or mustard on a sandwich. Anyway he wants to use our delicious dips he can!

And now, to top it off with more cheese! Choose one Cheddar block from four different options. We hit all corners on the market here! Choose from Cheddar N’ Salami Block, Hot Pepper Cheese Block, Onion and Garlic Cheese Block and Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Cheese Block. These cheese blocks are certain to bring excitement to occasion. Whether it’s to step up a cheese tray, adding to salads, pasta, or on your favorite veggies. The options are endless! 

And don’t think we forgot what you would be eating all that cheese with and on! These shipments will include two cheese spreaders and an assortment of crackers and pretzels with a bit of candy to top off the last shipment! Make sure to make this year’s Father’s Day with the best gift possible, one for the stomach and heart!

Here at Deli Direct we do cheese the right way! All of our cheeses are made with REAL Wisconsin cheese to provide you with the very best of the Midwest! We have a delicious range of gourmet cheese available for you to add to your next dish or snack. Or you can try one of our thirteen different cheese spread flavors. Right now is actually your lucky day to take advantage of our Buy 3 Cheese Spreads Get 1 Free special!

This very special offer is only available for a limited time so make sure you don’t miss out! Our cheese spreads are packed to the limit with delectable flavor you will love. The options are endless when it comes to the use of our cheese spreads. You can make it into a quick and easy snack by using it with some of your favorite pretzels or crackers. We make that even easier with our Rat Pack package by including all of the necessities for that enjoyable snack.

Take the next step with our cheese spreads and add them to your next meal. You can mix them into your favorite pasta dish to add an exciting cheese sauce. Or you can top off your next baked potato with the Smokey Bacon Cheese Spread for an explosion of taste! Make your next BBQ a hit by spreading some Cheddar Cheese Spread on top to make the best cheeseburger in town! Or make it a bit zestier with our Habanero Cheese Spread. Our Cheese Spreads are even great in the morning! The Garden Vegetable is amazing spread over a freshly toasted bagel to start your day out right.

As you can tell the option are endless with our Wisconsin Cheese Spreads! You can always find recipes and ways to use our products at our Recipes Page. You can even add recipes that you have used with our Deli Direct products, and when you submit one of your recipes you receive a free dip from us! Once you’ve tried them you will never want to run out, so stock your refrigerator today!

Here is a simple recipe to start you off!

Cheesy Pretzel Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Cheddar Cheese Spread (http://www.delidirect.com/wisconsin-cheese-spreads/cheddar-cheese-spread)
  • 4 oz of  Garden Vegetable Cheese Spread (http://www.delidirect.com/wisconsin-cheese-spreads/garden-vegetable-cheese-spread)
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. of Garlic Powder
  • Shredded Aged Extra Sharp Cheddar to garnish (http://www.delidirect.com/wisconsin-specialty-cheeses/aged-extra-sharp-cheddar-block)

Directions:

Beat all ingredients together, and then chill. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and serve with pretzels, veggies or crackers… Enjoy!

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