|By PR Newswire||
|September 13, 2012 02:06 PM EDT||
FROME, Somerset, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartori Inspirations is proud to announce the Bronze Medal finish of their critically acclaimed Sweet Cream Fig Dip at the 2012 Global Cheese Awards. The European competition, which only starting allowing entries from the United States in 2011, featured over 1,000 cheeses spread across several dozen categories.
Sweet Cream Fig Dip, also known as White Balsamic Fig Spread, is a blend of soft cream cheese with sweet brown figs and a touch of flavorful white balsamic vinegar. The result is sweet but with a hint of mysterious depth from the tart balsamic. The texture is fluffy, but features a nice crunch from the natural fig seeds found throughout the product.
The recipe for Sweet Cream Fig is the creation of home chef and original founder, Mallory Kates. Kates, having always had a passion for new and exciting flavors spent years perfecting the recipe in her own kitchen. "I had always loved figs and cream cheese," notes Kates. "But found the combination too sweet. To balance it, I tried Balsamic Vinegar. It worked, but it also turned the product an unappealing brown. Finally, I happened upon white balsamic vinegar, and there it was. A home run in flavor and appearance. Sweet Cream Fig is now one of the most popular products I've ever been involved with."
"This is so much more than just a great tasting dip," continues Kates. "It can be used to easily enhance a near endless number of everyday foods. Some of my favorite usages include serving it atop freshly picked summer berries, spreading it on pancakes, pound-cake, or bagels. If you're feeling creative it is great served stuffed inside French toast or as the base of fruit pizza. For more ideas to enjoy this product I'd invite people to visit our website at www.ciolofoods.com or my blog www.ciolokitchen.com."
"We are exceptionally proud of the efforts from the artisans and Team Members at Sartori Inspirations," says Chad Vincent, business leader at Sartori Inspirations. "We're humbled by this prestigious award from the international community. We hope to use this award as a platform to share this unique and delicious product, and our others like it, with even more people across the nation."
Sweet Cream Fig Dip is currently available for sale at the upscale St. Louis area grocer, Schnucks under the brand Piccolo®. The product is also available in Whole Foods across the country as White Balsamic Fig Spread under the Ciolo® brand.
About Sartori Inspirations
Sartori Inspirations is a leader in hand crafted artisan and premium hummus, salsa, cheese spreads, pestos, and tapenades for the Retail and Foodservice markets. Based near Boulder, Colorado, Sartori Inspirations has an impressive array of nationally distributed and critically acclaimed products. The company is renowned for their unique and innovative recipes using fresh, natural ingredients. For more information, please call us directly at 800-558-5888.
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