From Cindy Gordon of Vegetarian Mamma
When it comes to eating gluten-free, we need to make sure that the food we are putting into our bodies is indeed gluten-free. When it comes to cheese, you do need to be cautious. Love deli cheese? You have to be cautious of cross contamination from the cheese slicer in the deli. If you want to be safe and not worry, you need to search out Boar’s Head Cheese.
Boar’s Head is a family owned business that started in New York City over 110 years ago. Frank Brunckhorst founded the company out of his dissatisfaction with the quality of deli meats available at the time. He set out to create a brand that focused on quality meat, and started the line of deli meats, cheeses, and condiments that we still enjoy today. Boar’s Head prides themselves as being master craftsmen in their industry, and skilled artisans in the art of meat and cheese making. They hold themselves to high standards of quality, use only the finest ingredients, and their entire product line is gluten-free.
Boar’s Head offers 25 varieties of cheese, in styles from all over the world. You can find Vermont cheddar, Danish blue cheese, Swiss cheeses, French goat cheese, and more at your local deli. Boar’s Head has 6 varieties of Gouda cheese, fresh mozzarella, and two varieties of hard Italian cheese as well.
Boar’s Head Cheese is delicious enough to eat as a stand-alone item or on your favorite sandwich. We recently created a delicious and quick lunch option that uses Boar’s Head Cheese.
Lunch time on the weekends is hectic around my house. There always seems to be something going on. We rely on Boar’s Head to provide us with delicious tasting gluten-free cheese. Our latest creation was a quesadilla.
For this quesadilla we used the Colby Jack cheese from Boar’s Head. Colby Jack is a tasty mixture of Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses. It is a semi soft cheese that is sold in many shapes. For our quesadilla, we used the Coby Jack cheese slices.
Boar's Head Colby Jack Cheese Quesadilla
- 1 gluten-free soft tortilla shell
- ½ cup pinto beans, smashed
- 2 slices of Boar’s Head Colby Jack Cheese
- optional garnish: Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Cilantro, Green Onions
- In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm the soft tortilla shell.
- Place one slice of Boar’s Head Colby Jack cheese on half of the tortilla.
- Next, layer the smashed beans on top of the cheese slice.
- Place the remaining Colby Jack cheese slice on top of the smashed beans.
- Fold the tortilla in half. Warm each side to a golden brown or until the cheese melts.
- Garnish with your favorite extras such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cilantro or green onions.
Boar’s Head Cheese is a great option for my family. We love that the cheese slices come in resealable containers. This works out very well for my family. The cheese stays fresh and protected in the containers.
Check out the full selection on their website, you’re sure to find your favorite.
Guest Author, Cindy Gordon, is the owner and writer behind VegetarianMamma.com Cindy shares recipes that are gluten-free and vegetarian on her site. Her site also shares insight to her gluten-free travel experiences and provides tips on where to safely travel while gluten-free.