Let's face it most people like cheese. Okay, LOVE cheese. Cheese is an amazing tasting topping and the star of so many dishes we love. Think quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese ravioli, cheese pizza, dips, sauces, and so much more. Cheese is not only tasty but it also gives you much needed nutrients like calcium and protein plus a few you didn't even know about. Cheese also helps you get your daily requirement of zinc, phosphorus, vitamin A, and B12. Cool, huh?
Unfortunately, not all cheeses are made equal. The Rumiano Cheese Company has a long history of being in the cheese business. Since the 1930's they have been perfecting their cheeses and now offer so much variety compared to just their famous Aged Dry Jack Cheese that started it all.
Rumiano was the first cheese company in the United States to receive Non-GMO Project Verification. They receive all their milk supply from well-established dairy farmers that ensure the milk is free from artificial hormones, the cows are grass fed and pasture raised.
Rumiano Cheese has over 30% higher Omega 3 fatty acids and over 25% higher conjugated linoleic acid. These very important fatty acids help support your cardiovascular system. Who knew cheese could help your heart!?
I personally love Rumiano Cheese. Anytime I make a dish with cheese in it, my husband ends up stealing half of it before I get a chance to use it. It was no different when I made my Cheesy Mexican Casserole.
Cheesy Mexican Casserole
⦁ 1 pound ground beef
⦁ 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
⦁ 1/2 bell pepper, diced
⦁ 1/2 onion, diced
⦁ 1 package taco seasoning
⦁ 15 ounces tomato sauce
⦁ 1 cup salsa
⦁ 16-ounce bag of tortilla chips, crushed
⦁ 2 cups sour cream
⦁ 2 cups Rumiano Monterrey Jack Cheese
⦁ garnishes (i.e. tomatoes, lettuces, beans, jalapenos, black olives)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the oil to a pan and cook the peppers and onions on medium heat until soft.
2. In a separate pan, brown the ground beef, drain the grease, and return to the pan. Add in the cooked onions, peppers, tomato sauce, taco seasoning, and salsa. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Cover the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan with 1/3 of the crushed chips. Top with half of the meat mixture, 1 cup of sour cream, and 3/4 cup cheese.
4. Add another 1/3 of the chips, the remaining meat, cup of sour cream, and 3/4 cup cheese.
5. Top with remaining chips and cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Garnish with your favorite toppings.
If you are looking for a better cheese I highly recommend Rumiano. It's SO much better than just plain ole' bagged cheese! You can find it at select Whole Food Markets, other natural food stores nationwide, or in bulk on Amazon.
What is your favorite cheese?