Light & Healthy Recipes with Italian Cheese | Il Villaggio

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When the weather’s hot, the best foods are cool and light. Fortunately, our authentic Italian Cheeses make cold dishes delicious. Indulge in savory flavors all through the “dog days” of summer with help from Il Villagio!

Our cheeses are fantastic with the full bounty of summer fruits and vegetables. From Mozzarella to Gorgonzola, Italian cheeses are especially delicious on light summer sandwiches and salads. From invigorating fillings to tasty toppings, these recipes show how Italian cheeses put a totally new spin on light, crisp summer favorites!

Berry Delicious Summer Salad
Kick start a summer night with this effortlessly delicious salad. Juicy blueberries or mixed berries are the perfect pair for our creamy Gorgonzola. Walnuts and leafy greens add healthy crunch. Whether you’re looking for a barbeque appetizer or a simple summer meal, this salad just screams, “summer.”

Midsummer Mozzarella Sandwich
Speaking of summertime eating, this sandwich has all the flavors – no grill required! Keep cool with the cold crunch of heirloom tomatoes, avocado and crusty ciabatta bread. Our milky Mozzarella shines with chunky olive presto.

Fruity Spring Salad with Gorgonzola
Full of seasonal fruit flavor and delightful vegetable crunch, this salad is immensely refreshing. It makes the perfect lunch salad or works as a light dinner too! Our crumbly, salty Gorgonzola cheese is complemented by arugula leaves, raspberries and walnuts. The combination brings out the best flavors and textures of a truly classic Italian cheese.

Smoked Turkey & Asiago Sandwich with a Tropical Relish
This sandwich bursts with tangy, sweet flavors. It makes any table look special with its bright colors, making it perfect for picnics! Featuring crunchy and smooth textures it has a fresh taste that will enliven the hottest summer day. Minced mango, pineapple and kiwi bring a tropical twist and the relish offers our fruity, nutty Asiago Cheese the perfect complement.

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