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Deli Market News Shares December 2022 Top Picks

Deli Market News Shares December 2022 Top Picks

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

What an amazing year of products, flavors, ingenuity, and prowess 2022 brought us across the specialty foods industry. As we head toward the end of December, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible sensory experiences we have had at Deli Market News, bringing our viewers the best of the best in industry innovation.

As our editorial team bookends 2022 with gratitude and appreciation for you all, we also bring you—our readership—some of the top products that stirred our imaginations and palates this December.

So, settle into your chair, kick your feet up, and take a gander at what piqued this writer’s curiosity and excitement. I hope the same for you!

Klondike Cheese Company Buholzer Brothers® Holiday Gift Pack

Please, spread the cheer! Quite literally. With the Buholzer Brothers® Holiday Gift Pack from Klondike Cheese Company, buyers can promote a gift that keeps on giving, while creating memories that establish their value in brand loyalty and differentiation. Included in each box are Buholzer Brothers’ award-winning Muenster, Brick, Havarti, Gouda, and Dill Havarti cheeses—each equipped with a unique flavor profile to appease each unique cheese lover’s desire. Definitely take my word for it AND try it out for yourself.

Terrapin Ridge Farms™ Apple Maple Bacon Jam

This jam tastes like breakfast in a jar. That is what the team at Terrapin Ridge Farms™ told me when I asked them to describe the seasonal yet timeless flavor combination that marks the Apple Maple Bacon Jam. Combining savory and sweet together in spreadable bliss is a luxury I do not take for granted, and neither will consumers as they look to bring comfort and ingenuity to their appetizers, cheese and butter boards, sandwiches, desserts, biscuits, rolls, roasts, and more this month and beyond.

Veroni AperiTime Line

Veroni has long been an innovative meat-ing place for convenience, tradition, trends, and Italian charcuterie movements. What I love about the AperiTime line is how it centers its vision around connection and heritage. This item was inspired by the Italian ritual of “aperitivo,” which serves as a relaxing way to mingle with friends in the evening, typically consisting of a light meal paired with cocktails. While I could easily consume a single AperiTime offering all by myself, I love the idea of sharing the experience—a holiday passion many consumers love to harness and one that retailers should promote front and center.

Nurishh Incredible Dairy Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread Alternative from Bel Brands USA

If you are starting to sense a theme here, then you have begun to understand how much I love anything described as spreadable. And when a company applies this particular adjective well, the consumer encounters a host of pleasurable experiences through texture, taste, convenience, versatility, and vision. Bel Brands has established all of this with its Nurishh Incredible Dairy Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread Alternative. Developed in partnership with Perfect Day, this cream cheese alternative will be available in Original, Strawberry, and Chive & Onion flavors at Kroger stores nationwide starting January 1.

Saputo Dairy USA Montchevre® Topped Line

Leave it to this company to elevate the plate, a characteristic shared by December’s top product counterparts as well. The new Montchevre® Topped Line by Saputo Dairy USA brings a fun and portable “unwrap, flip, and serve” experience to the consumer and a craveable solution to retail shelves this season. Each product brings either gourmet sweet or savory ingredients to the top of the Montchevre brand’s original creamy cheese, making it easy for consumers to tap artisanal restaurant-quality compotes for a range of occasions from midnight snacks to appetizers and holiday spreads.

While just five products are the benchmark for these favorable features, there are so many more fantastic items that dance across our desks that space could not allow. In other words, please keep checking back with our Deli Market News team as we bring you the trailblazers and standard-setters that continue to shift the palate and elevate the plate.

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