Light Summer Cheeses

 Tacos topped with dollops of Plain Angelito are a true summer treat. These simple tacos here also have black olives, roasted zucchini and fresh pinto beans.

Tacos topped with dollops of Plain Angelito are a true summer treat. These simple tacos here also have black olives, roasted zucchini and fresh pinto beans.

The words 'light' and 'cheese' are not often paired with one another but it doesn't have to be that way. Light can means more than 'fat-free'. It can also mean a meal that leaves you feeling satisfied but not stuffed or a dish that doesn't weight one down. 

In the summertime, instead of extra-dense dishes that really 'line the ribs', think about ways to pair cheese that give you a burst of nutrition and flavor without the fullness. This means a little less cheese and a little more veggies or fruits in a dish. Here are our five favorite ways to enjoy Narragansett Creamery cheese when the summer heats up: 

  • Fresh mozzarella slices layered with tomatoes, olive oil and basil
  • Grilled vegetable salad (with asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes, onions) topped with parsley, basil, olive oil and shavings of Atwells Gold
  • Greek salad made with romaine lettuce, lemon juice, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives and Salty Sea Feta
  • Grilled corn on the cob, portabello mushrooms, eggplant and queso blanco (the latter four rubbed down with olive oil). Grill until everything is cooked to crispy tenderness. Salt and pepper as needed.
  • Ricotta Dream: 1 cup Renaissance Ricotta mixed with 1/4 cup powdered sugar or honey and 1/2 tsp almond extract, topped with raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and peaches