3 New Cheeses from Pine River Available at Lorenz Food

Pine River CheeseCheesemongers beware! There are three new cheddars in town and their names are Carmelized Onion, Thai Curry, and Ranch Cheddar! Pine River cheesemakers have built a reputation for their unique brand of high quality aged cheddar originating back to 1885 and we are pleased to carry this brand here at Lorenz Food!

Located near the shores of Lake Huron, on the banks of the Pine River, this manufacturer has invested years of creating the finest cheeses like Mozzarella, Monterrey jack, Havarti, and Colby, not to mention their signature three, five, seven, eight and 9 year old cheddar that can only be found in specialty cheese shops across Ontario. Maybe you are one of those shops!

But it doesn’t stop there. New innovations at Pine River Cheese allow the company to express their passion for cheese in new and exciting ways. Its latest initiative includes chocolate and raspberry cheese fudge – perfect for wowing your guests at the dinner table!

canadian milk cheesePine River is one of the last farmer-owned dairies in Ontario and is unique in making cheese from real milk. Owned and operated by the dairy farmers of Bruce County, this company produces fine quality cheese using fresh milk from area dairy herds.

Cheese making is an ancient craft that is traced back to the beginning of civilization and was popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. They recognized its nutritional value and included it in the diets of the Spartan wrestlers when training for the Olympic Games.

cheese distributor OntarioAs we all know, cheese is a protein food with outstanding nutritional value and an excellent source of calcium. Since protein curbs hunger and keeps you feeling satisfied after meals and snacks, did you know that cheese can help you lose weight?

As a part of a well-balanced nutrition plan, the protein in cheese can slow down the absorption of carbohydrates eaten at snack or meal time and therefore help calibrate your blood-sugar levels and improve mood as well. Calcium in cheese helps keep your teeth strong and can help guard against osteoporosis. Cheese also contains additional nutrients like zinc and biotin. Zinc aids in tissue growth and repair, prevents and treats macular degeneration, protects your skin, and helps keep nails strong. Both zinc and biotin are also important for hair health.

It must be noted though that too much of a good thing can also be counter-productive. Cheese can be high in saturated fat, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, arthritis, and memory loss. Full-fat cheese is higher in calories. Look for cheeses that are reduced-fat and fat-free to take advantage of the nutritional benefits. Cheese can contain a lot of sodium which can be problematic if you’re concerned about blood pressure.

The bottom line is … moderation is key!

Please take a moment to check out our feature of the month – Pine River Carmelized Onion Cheese! We’re sure you are going to love it! Click here for more details.

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Wishing you all a very happy holiday season from everyone at Lorenz Food

Grey Cup & Holiday Foods – All Natural Salsa

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Fall is here and that means Grey Cup parties are just around the corner. Are you looking for delicious, all natural products to add to your shelves?  We’re sure your customers will love adding this salsa to their party tables and entertaining their guests with these healthy choices. This salsa is also an excellent appetizer or starter especially during the holiday season. But salsa is more than just a snack – it has significant positive health effects too!

Did you know a tomato a day can help keep the doctor away? And why wouldn’t it – considering tomatoes are rich in vitamins C, A and folic acid? They provide 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 percent of vitamin A, 2 percent of iron and 1 percent of calcium. The more tomatoes you eat, helps lower your risk of certain cancers such as lung, stomach and prostate. Continue reading

Prosciutto – a Necessary Staple for Every Deli

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Prosciutto is an exceptional and truly necessary staple in every Deli.  Prosciutto is a natural and succulent ham with a silky and sweet, lush flavour.

Prosciutto is more delicate than other hams or items in your deli because it contains no preservatives and no colouring, therefore, it has to be handled with greater care.  Please take a few minutes to view this video. For those of you receiving this blog post via email, please click here. This video provides the history, processing methods, and most importantly, keys tips for your deli, such as: Continue reading

Welcome to Lorenz Food – Specializing in Your Deli & Grocery Needs

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The Team at Lorenz Food is excited and would like to welcome everyone to our new website! We continue to specialize in Deli, however over the last few years we have expanded our grocery offerings to truly become your ONE STOP SHOP!

We encourage you to read about us and visit our product pages by clicking on the links below:

You will see we now cover all four corners of a grocery store!

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