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Main Course Twist on Tradition

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Gorgonzola Chicken

This year, BelGioioso wanted to share some favorite traditional Italian dishes made with their award-winning artisan cheeses with the readers of culture. But they wanted to do more than that. They’ve invited bloggers to create new recipes that are a twist on the traditional five-course Italian meal. For each course, BelGioioso has provided a traditional recipe and a blogger has created a “Twist on Tradition” recipe, also using BelGioioso cheese. Today we’re happy to share Kat Nielsen of Eat Your Tarte Out’s main course recipe. Keep reading for a chance to win a box of seven delicious BelGioioso cheeses!

Americans tend to eat their meals as a single course. We may have a salad or dessert that are separate, but the vegetable, starch, and meat all share a plate. Italians view meals as a longer affair. They eat each dish on its own, as a separate course. This is why this blog series has five posts. And today, we focus on the main course, which is to say meat. Meat gets its own course in an Italian meal, right in the middle of the five course dinner. To avoid feeling overly full when you’re eating a multi-course meal, the portion sizes are smaller for a traditional Italian meat course. We love that idea. Not only do you savor each course more, but you have more room for dessert… or cheese! Here is a classic Italian meat recipe from BelGioioso as well as a twist on tradition pasta recipe from Kat Nielsen of Eat Your Tarte Out.


Veal Saltimbocca with BelGioioso Italico

Tender veal serves as the base for this traditional Veal Saltimbocca full of flavor-packed ingredients such as prosciutto, sage, and BelGioioso’s Italico cheese.

Twist on Tradition

Puff Pastry-Wrapped BelGioioso CreamyGorg Chicken

In this Puff Pastry-Wrapped Gorgonzola Chicken, bold flavors come together in beautiful presentation letting BelGioioso’s award-winning cheeses shine.

Win a Box of BelGioioso Cheese!

If you could, what food would you create a separate course for at your dinners? Pie course? Cheese course? Tell us your favorite in the comments section below by Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST for a chance to win a fantastic giveaway of seven delicious BelGioioso cheeses and a year’s subscription to culture. You must have a mailing address in the continental US to win. Good luck!

BelGioioso Cheese

BelGioioso Cheese is a family-owned and operated company specializing in artisan Italian cheesemaking. Using fresh 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. Their award-winning cheeses include American Grana, Mascarpone, and CreamyGorg among many others.

Kat Nielsen

Author Kat Nielsen (Tarte Chic) is a creative old soul with an immense love for for. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences. Visit her blog at EatYourTarteOut.com or email her at tartechic@eatyourtarteout.com.

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