Caputo Brothers Creamery, Spring Grove, Pa., partnered with Tröegs Independent Brewing, Hershey, Pa., to create Troegenator Beer Cheese, made with fresh milk from small Pennsylvania dairy farms and an iconic brew.
Before being pressed into forms, the cheese curds are bathed in Troegenator, Tröegs Independent Brewing’ Double Bock. The wash adds Troegenator’s caramel profile to the finished cheese. Most closely related to a Gouda, Troegenator Beer Cheese is slightly sweetened with notes of caramel, stone fruit and a pinch of salt.
“We pride ourselves not only making cheese that tastes good, but also does good,” says Rynn Caputo, president, Caputo Brothers Creamery. “The fact that the Troegenator Beer Cheese is helping Pennsylvania dairies find new paths to success is really exciting and unique, and we couldn’t be more honored to work with GIANT and Tröegs to do so.”
“We’re central Pennsylvania natives, and using local ingredients has been important to us for a long time,” says John Trogner, brewmaster and founder of Tröegs. “Our collaboration with Caputo Brothers and GIANT is about creating connections among Pennsylvania makers and helping farmers find sustainable ways to survive and thrive. We’re proud to be a part of it.”
Troegenator Beer Cheese is available exclusively in the deli department at all 181 GIANT Food Stores, MARTIN’S Food Markets and GIANT Heirloom Market locations.
“Our new partnership with Caputo Brothers and Tröegs is more than just about the product; it’s an opportunity to support Pennsylvania growers and producers as part of the overall economic engine of our local communities,” says John Ruane, chief merchandising officer, GIANT Food Stores. “For more than 95 years, GIANT has had a deep heritage of sourcing locally grown and produced products for our customers. We’re proud to take that commitment to the next level with helping to develop Troegenator Beer Cheese, the ultimate example of local collaboration.”