Cheese spreads marketer Win Schuler Foods, Southfield, Mich., says its latest new offerings represent a "fresh, convenient alternative to frozen products."

Win Schuler has introduced refrigerated Original Garlic Spread and Five Cheese Garlic Spread in Schnucks, Dierbergs Markets, and Shop 'n Save stores. Officials describe Lia Marie's Original Garlic Spread as a unique blend of roasted garlic, natural cheese, butter, oil and fresh herbs. Lia Marie's Five Cheese Garlic Spread is made with the same ingredients as the Original Garlic Spread with the addition of five old-world cheeses. Both spreads are available in 12-ounce tubs located in the refrigerated case  where butter is sold.

"Lia Marie's is the best thing since sliced bread, on sliced bread. It's flavorful, fresh and fast," says Robert Nunez, president of Win Schuler Foods. "American families love garlic bread, but lack the extra time in their busy lives to make homemade garlic bread. Lia Marie's is easy to use. Fresh and spreadable right from the refrigerator, it will make any bread taste homemade."

Headquartered in Southfield, Mich., Win Schuler retail and food services brands include Win Schuler's Cheese Spreads and Win Schuler's Snack Chips. Lia Marie's is manufactured in Wisconsin.

Nunez notes that Lia Marie's is also versatile and tastes great blended with fresh-cooked pasta and vegetables, sauteed with beef, poultry and seafood or mashed with potatoes.