What do you think of when you hear GMO? To me it kind of sounds like a car manufacturer and definitely something not related to food.
Here's the real scoop. GMO is short for genetically modified organism. Sounds gross now when you think of it in conjunction with food, doesn't it?
In order to make cheese the enzyme chymosin is needed to breakdown milk proteins. The funny thing is that this protein is found in calf stomachs and can be difficult to get on a regular basis. Scientists found another way to produce chymosin – in genetically modified fungi.
The Organic Consumers Association says:
Did you know… since 1996 Americans have been eating genetically modified (GM) ingredients in most processed foods.
Did you know… GM plants, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola have had foreign genes forced into their DNA. And the inserted genes come from species, such as bacteria and viruses, that have never been in the human food supply.
Did you know… genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not safe. They have been linked to thousands of toxic and allergenic reactions, thousands of sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ and system studied in lab animals.
The Rumiano Cheese Company believes that GMOs are not safe for human consumption and decided to make non-GMO cheese. In fact they are the world's first Non-GMO Project Verified cheese. How awesome is that?!
Four Cheese Marinara Sauce Recipe
To test out Rumiano's Organic Non-GMO Cheese I decided to make my four cheese marinara. For this sauce I used Rumiano Organic Non-GMO Mozzarella Cheese. It tasted so fresh! We even did a taste test with Rumiano Mozzarella and regular store brand Mozzarella. My husband thought the Rumiano cheese won hands down.
- 4 cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups alfredo sauce
- 1/2 ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- 3 tablespoons fontina cheese
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoons parsley
Put all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat over medium heat until all cheeses are thoroughly melted. Top over ravioli or your favorite pasta. Enjoy!
To purchase Rumiano Organic Non-GMO Cheese please visit your nearest Whole Food Markets, natural food and grocery stores nationwide. Or shop Rumiano online.
Do you think eating GMOs harms us?
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I like as I love cheese
Cheese is pretty awesome, isn’t it!? This sauce is great too 🙂