Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

By Flavor & The Menu
October 7, 2022

Ease of prep, cross-utilization and flavor impact are crucial factors guiding professional kitchens today. These were the driving forces behind recent product innovations at Bel Brands, trusted cheese purveyors for more than 150 years. In an effort to provide modern menu solutions for professional kitchens, Bel developed Boursin® Professional IQF Frozen Cubes, mini portions of Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Gournay Cheese that are stored frozen to help operators limit waste and control costs. All of that delicious, herbaceous flavor and creamy-crumbly texture is packed into 3g cubes, making portioning, measuring and handling quick and easy to reduce labor complexity. This new ingredient from Bel gives guests the brand they know and love while providing operators the versatility and convenience they need.

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We are furiously doing R&D on applications for these delicious little Boursin Frozen Cubes. From salads to pizza toppings, the mess-free convenience and built-in portion control are sparking innovation from our culinary team.

Chef Nate Weir, Modern Restaurants

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Amy Smith, Sr. Director of Culinary & Operations Innovation at Miller’s Ale House, features an Arugula Salad with Crispy Boursin Bites. She cleverly replaces ordinary croutons with the Boursin Cubes, dredging them in flour, then deep frying until crispy and golden brown.


They make a great garnish: on top of roasted tomato soup is a fun play on the traditional grilled cheese and tomato soup, or add a handful of Boursin bites, with a little marinara and EVOO.

Chef Amy Smith, Miller’s Ale House


How Do I Use Boursin Professional Iqf Cubes?

Boursin Professional IQF Frozen Cubes are made with real cream, garlic, parsley and chives, blended into a convenient individually quick-frozen format. Defrosted cubes deliver Boursin’s high-impact flavor and can be used in a broad range of menu applications.

Here’s a list of ideas to get you started:

  • Scatter over pizza or flatbread
  • Add as a salad mix-in, either as-is or coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried
  • Stuff into burgers or plant-based patties
  • Fold into omelettes or frittatas
  • Finish bowl builds, either as-is or coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried
  • Garnish artisan toast builds

The IQF Cheese Cubes take convenience to another level, making it super easy to add Boursin to salads and roasted vegetables.

Chef Ashfer Biju, Perrine


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