Blue cheese burgers are gaining ground with consumers since they started popping up on restaurant menus nationwide. Castello, makers of craft cheeses since 1893, has created a way for home cooks to recreate their new gourmet favorite with the launch of Burger Blue.
Featuring perfectly sized slices of Castello Blue Cheese, Burger Blue melts evenly across a patty and stays on the burger during cooking and consumption – a feat nearly impossible to accomplish with traditional blue cheese crumbles, company officials say. In addition, thanks to slices that are the ideal width for grilling, Burger Blue delivers the bold flavor of blue cheese without overpowering a burger, they add.
“Burger Blue really amps up the flavor of the everyday cheeseburger,” says Chef Michael Symon, co-host of ‘The Chew,’ author of numerous best-selling cookbooks and owner of several restaurants. “The size and thickness of the Burger Blue slices are perfect – my burgers have just the right amount of tangy, melty blue cheese without the mess and fuss of blue cheese crumbles. Not only does it make the grilling experience simpler and cleaner, it also brings out the flavor of the meat and complements some of my favorite toppings like sautéed mushrooms and onions.”
The creamy and characteristically tangy notes of blue feature balanced sweet and salty undertones, lending its flavor to a savory grilled beef patty. Each slice has been crafted in the tradition of the artisan cheese makers at Castello, using only natural ingredients. Part of a full line of blue cheese varieties, the new sliced Castello Burger Blue is produced only at one dairy in Denmark. Home cooks can look for Burger Blue in the specialty cheese area at grocery retailers beginning in May. A package of six slices retails for $5.99 on average.