If there is one thing that you have learned about me over the years, it is that you know I absolutely love cheese. I love to cook with cheese. I love to pair wine with cheese, and apple pie too. Cheese to me is the bees knees. One of my all-time favourite comfort foods.

A cheese I often pick up from the grocery store is Saputo’s Mozzarellissima.

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Mozzarellissima is known for it’s great buttery taste that is great for cooking with, as it has superior stretching and melting qualities.

Personally, I could sit down at the table with a glass of Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, my cutting board and Mozzarellissima, and eat slice after  slice. This cheese is that good. It is like the key to my heart.

However, if you are not like me, and would much rather enjoy your cheese melted in a savoury dish, then you will just love this recipe for The Ultimate Lasagna.

The Ultimate Lasagna

Meat Sauce

  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) olive oil
  • 750 g (1 1/2 lb) ground veal
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) tomato paste
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 cans of 796 mL (2 x 28 oz) whole Italian plum tomatoes
  • 4 sundried tomatoes, diced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) dried oregano
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) dried thyme
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) chili pepper flakes
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) fennel seeds
  • 1 orange, zest only, grated
  • 2 Italian sausages
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Pasta and cheeses

  • 12 dried lasagna noodles
  • 475 g (1 unit) Saputo Ricotta Fiorella
  • 450 g (1 lb) Saputo Mozzarellissima cheese, sliced
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) Saputo Romano cheese, grated

Béchamel sauce with cheese

  • 80 mL (1/3 cup) Dairyland, Neilson or Baxter butter
  • 80 mL (1/3 cup) flour
  • 500 mL (2 cups) Dairyland, Neilson or Baxter milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 125 g (4 oz) Armstrong Old Cheddar cheese, grated

To view the full recipe, CLICK HERE.

Whether you are looking for the perfect cheese to serve up with crackers at your next holiday get together or the perfect cheese for pairing with win, I can tell you that there is no going wrong with Mozzarellissima. To learn more about the brand, visit the Saputo website.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary package from Saputo in exchange for cultivating this post. All opinions are those of my own. 

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