BelGioioso Cheese Introduces New Artigiano Gourmet Snacks and Crumbles

(Green Bay, Wis.) – In response to growth of snacking and flavored cheeses, BelGioioso Cheese, Inc. introduces their new Artigiano® Gourmet Snacks and Crumbles in Balsamic & Cipolline and Vino Rosso flavors.

Artigiano®, which means Artisan in Italian, is carefully hand-crafted and aged to achieve its distinct flavor, aroma and fine crystalline texture. The new enrobed Gourmet Snack Cheeses are individually wrapped for a convenient 80-calorie on-the-go snack.  The new 8 oz. Crumbled Twist Tie Bags are a gourmet option for flavor enhancements on pastas, salads or soups.

“We are seeing flavored cheeses growing faster than the overall specialty cheese category and snacking continues to be a traffic driver as well,” says Sean Moran, Vice President of BelGioioso Sales.  “Artigiano’s exceptional award-winning quality and unique flavors have been well received by consumers. These new snack sizes and crumbles are sure to stand out in the deli case.”

With over 95% of people snacking twice per day, snacking cheese sales are now over 10% of specialty cheese sales.  Flavored artisan cheeses are also seeing explosive growth and Artigiano Gourmet Snacks and Crumbles offer unique, first-of-its-kind offerings to the category.

Gourmet Snacks – Pack Size:  10/5.28 oz. bags with 8 – 0.66 oz. individually wrapped packages of Artigiano Balsamic Cipolline or Vino Rosso

Shelf Life:  90 Days

Suggested Retail Price:  $3.99 – $4.99 per 5.28 oz. package 

Protein:  6 grams per individual package

Calories:  80-calorie snack and a “Smile with Every Bite”

Artigiano Crumbles – Pack Size: 12/8 oz. Crumbled Twist Tie Bags Artigiano Balsamic Cipolline or Vino Rosso

Shelf Life:  90 Days

Suggested Retail Price:  $4.99 – $5.99 per 8 oz. package

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BelGioioso Cheese is a family-owned and operated company specializing in artisan Italian cheesemaking.  Using only natural ingredients and fresh, local Wisconsin milk, Master Cheesemakers hand-craft a full line of exceptional cheeses guided by a commitment to quality and a respect for tradition.  At BelGioioso, every cheese is a specialty.