Emmi Roth USA Supports Share Our Strength at Taste of the Nation

Emmi Roth USA, a leading provider of specialty cheeses and premium fresh dairy products, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® events in conjunction with its support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign as part of the brand’s commitment to ending hunger in America.

From coast to coast, Emmi is supporting four Taste of the Nation events, which bring together chefs from across the country to raise money for the No Kid Hungry campaign. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. By connecting kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals, and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $82.5 million.

Emmi’s involvement in Taste of the Nation kicked off in San Francisco on March 21st, where Corporate Chef Evan Topel served up tempting fare featuring Emmi’s premium specialty cheeses, Kaltbach™ Cave-aged Le Gruyère® Switzerland AOC and Le Gruyère® AOC. Emmi experts were also on hand to offer insight and tips for cooking with specialty cheeses. Chef Topel and the Emmi team will reprise their participation in Taste of the Nation events in New York on April 29, Los Angeles on June 9 and Chicago on August 7.

“We are proud partners of the No Kid Hungry campaign, and sponsoring Taste of the Nation events is the perfect way to continue to show our support,” said Guido Kaelin, VP of Marketing and Procurement at Emmi Roth USA. “We are excited to connect with chefs and food lovers around the country through these events as we continue to support Share Our Strength’s mission.”

Those who can’t make it to one of the Taste of the Nation events can still enjoy one of Chef Topel’s specialties by making his Truffle Mac and Cheese with Kaltbach Le Gruyère® at home following his own recipe.

Kaltbach Cave-aged Le Gruyère ® & Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese

Yield: 6 – 8 oz. entrees

12 – 4 oz. side servings

Ingredients:

½ lb Trottole or Orecchietti Pasta

1 cup Casa Solana White Cheese Sauce

1 ½ cups Emmi Kaltbach™ Cave-aged

Le Gruyère®, shredded

1 ½ cups Emmi Le Gruyère®, shredded

1 lb Assorted Mushrooms, sliced

½ lb Yellow Onions, chopped course (½”)

½ tbsp Olive Oil

½ cup Whole Milk

¾ tsp Truffle Oil

¼ tsp Truffle Essence

Black Pepper, ground

Salt to taste

½ cups Bread Crumbs

Method:

• Pre-Heat Oven to 350˚ Degrees

• Cook pasta very al dente, 5-6 Minutes.

• Drain pasta, rinse with cold water and set aside. Pasta can be cooked in advance and stored in zip lock bag for 2 days.

• Sauté mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat 3-5 min. Add onions and continue cooking until onions are translucent and lightly browned on edges. Take off heat and set aside.

• In a large bowl combine: cheese sauce, shredded Kaltbach™ Cave-aged Le Gruyère®, shredded Le Gruyère®, milk, salt, pepper and truffle oil and mix well.

• Place cheese sauce mix in sauce pan or in microwave container. Heat until warm enough to be soft and fluid. DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.

• Gently fold pasta and sautéed mushrooms and onions into warmed sauce.

• Place pasta and cheese mixture in a greased or sprayed casserole dish and top with bread crumbs.

• Cover and place in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

PRESS: For more information about Emmi of Switzerland, please contact Allison Gogarty at The S3 Agency: 973-257-5533 or agogarty@theS3agency.com.

About Emmi Roth USA, Inc.

Emmi Roth USA, a subsidiary of Switzerland based Emmi Group, is a leading provider of specialty cheeses and premium fresh dairy products. The expansive portfolio includes award-winning cheeses from the United States, Switzerland and Europe, each crafted with pride from the freshest local milk. Key cheese brands include Kaltbach™ cave-aged, Grand Cru® and Buttermilk Blue®. Our signature dairy product is Emmi Swiss Yogurt. Tradition and innovation balance perfectly to deliver distinctive offerings of the highest quality to the retail and food service trades. For more information on Emmi Roth USA and our impressive product assortment and innovative solutions, visit www.emmirothusa.com .

About Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. Taste of the Nation is supported by National Presenting Sponsor Sysco, national sponsors American Express and Food Network, and in select markets by ONEHOPE Wine, Emmi Roth USA, Cavit Collection Wines, OpenTable, S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $80 million. To purchase tickets or to get involved, visit TasteOfTheNation.org

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We are excited to connect with chefs and food lovers around the country through these events as we continue to support Share Our Strength’s mission.
Guido Kaelin, VP of Marketing and Procurement at Emmi Roth USA