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After the Holidays Hunger Cravings Enjoy Crave-able Protein Snacks with Crave Brothers Cheese

For the post-holiday season, after indulging in rich desserts and calorie splurges, turn to healthy protein snacks. Artisan cheeses from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese make it easy because they meet both the flavor and protein demands of America’s growing snack culture. In fact, sensible snacks are part of a healthy eating pattern. Protein-rich snacks such as Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella are satisfying and can reduce your appetite by keeping you from feeling hungry for longer periods of time.  That’s a smart choice, given that approximately 80 percent of consumers report that they snack at least once a day, according to The Technomic 2018 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report. 

           You also can feel good about selecting high-quality cheeses made by a carbon negative company. Crave Brothers Cheeses are all made with milk from the Crave family’s own dairy herd and handcrafted in their farmstead cheese factory using 100% green power. When you’re looking for ready-to-eat cheese snacks with casual flair, consider Crave Brothers Cheddar Cheese Curds and Farmer’s Rope String Cheese.

           Crave Brothers Cheddar Cheese Curds, available in White Cheddar, Yellow Cheddar and Jalapeño Cheddar varieties, are satisfyingly fresh, with a mild, salty flavor. They complement ciders, beer and fruit juices. They’re convenient to take along for everything from tailgate parties to summer picnics. As a matter of fact, Crave Brothers Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Curds won First Place in the Natural Snack Cheese category at the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships.

           Crave Brother Farmer’s Rope String Cheese is a farm-fresh handmade deli string cheese. While it’s great for creating specialty pizzas at home, the fresh flavor also makes it a favorite snack choice.  Simply uncoil the rope—it forms fun-to-eat strings when pulled apart. Enjoy it with fresh or dried apple slices. Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese has earned more than 30 awards, including three in 2018: Second Place Award at the Dodge County Fair in Wisconsin, and two Third Place Awards, at the American Cheese Society and the Wisconsin State Fair.

           In addition to stand-alone snacking cheese from Crave Brothers, consider pairing fresh Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheeses such as Mascarpone or Fresh Mozzarella with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to add a protein boost.

                Crave Brothers Mascarpone turns fresh strawberries, raspberries or peaches into celebration-worthy snacks, and adds a luxurious touch to vegetables such as sliced roasted beets.  Among Crave Brothers Mascarpone’s 33 awards are 15 First Place Awards, including the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Cheese Contest.

                Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella comes in a wide variety of forms, making it a go-to choice for pairing with everything from sliced tomatoes and olives to strawberries and mint. For a more substantial snack, pair Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with whole grain flatbread or create fresh fruit skewers with Ciliegine (cherry-size) Fresh Mozzarella balls.  All told, this Crave Brothers cheese has won more than 40 awards, including four in 2018. Fresh Mozzarella won First Place and Best of Show at the Dodge County Fair, Wisconsin, while Marinated Fresh Mozzarella won First Place at the World Cheese Championships and First Place at the Wisconsin State Fair.

                Visit the website at www.cravecheese.com for snack recipe ideas, information about the award-winning line of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, and videos providing details about the Crave Brothers green story. 

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            The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the biodigester to water recovery and recycling, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. The Crave Brothers Farm LLC and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC use 100% green power and are carbon-negative businesses. Their anaerobic biodigester produces more electricity than they need, enough to power the dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community. 

            Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.

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