Patty Melt K-12 Recipe

Kasia PaprockiK-12, Recipes

Create a pepped-up patty that students will melt for – by adding the kick of Bongards® Pepper Jack Cheese. With lean ground beef, whole grain bread, and caramelized onions for extra zip, this burger delivers smart nutrition and a fiery punch. Try it with a fun, bite-sized slider patty or go full-size for mega satisfaction! Preparation: 25 Minutes Number of … Read More

Pizza Burger K-12 Recipe

Kasia PaprockiK-12, Recipes

We’ve combined two classic student cravings – burgers and pizza – into one zesty, new Pizza Burger! Featuring a whole grain English muffin, lean ground beef, a lively pizza sauce, and a magnificently melted Bongards® Mozzarella Slice to top it off, this burger is simple to make, perfectly portioned, and sure to win over your students. Preparation: 20 Minutes Number … Read More

Premium Natural Cheeses by the Slice

Kasia PaprockiK-12, New Products

Upgrade your menu and liven up your sandwiches, burgers, wraps and other menu items with award-winning cheeses from Bongards! Enjoy pre-sliced convenience without sacrificing consistent quality and exceptional performance.  Your students will love our natural slices, made with our own milk for unmatched quality that we control from our farms to your kitchen! Premium taste and quality in portion-perfect slices … Read More

Cheese snacking innovation is on the rise

Kasia PaprockiC-Store, General Insights, K-12, New Products

Bongards Cheese Curds and String Cheeses were recently featured in a Food Business News article outlining the most promising new products in snacking cheese innovation. Click HERE to see the feature! In the cover article FBN talks about how snacking behavior has been on the rise in the US and today 3 in 5 consumers say snacking is necessary to get … Read More

Craveable lunch items with an Italian accent


Create a craveable lunch menu with a fun Italian twist. These ideas feature hearty, filling breakfast foods and low-labor Bongards shreds and slices. Cheesy Bacon Bruncher Pizza – add protein-rich bacon, scrambled eggs and Bongards Mozzarella Shreds to a whole-grain pizza crust and bake – to serve up great nutrition slice after slice. Sausage, Egg & Cheese Whole Grain Waffle … Read More

Brunchin’ for Lunch: Life Beyond French Toast


Everyone knows students circle “French Toast Day” on their lunch calendars, and look forward to enjoying this sweet breakfast classic at noontime, too. But there are lots of other ways to take nutrition-smart breakfast fare into the lunch hour and beyond – and deliver dishes that offer solid nutrition with rock-star kid appeal. Fuel them up for the afternoon Many … Read More

A+ Sandwich Bar: Build Your Own With Bongards Natural Cheese Slices


As build-your-own concepts flourish in commercial foodservice environments—with sales growing 22% on average in 2014*—why not freshen up your lunchtime sandwich offering with a build-your-own sandwich bar? Here are several ideas to maximize student participation while meeting nutrition guidelines. Diversify your carriers – Break free of regular sandwich bread and give students more options, such as sandwich thins, pitas, wraps … Read More

Beyond The Blandwich: Healthier Doesn’t Need To Mean Boring


For students, lunch is a time to cut loose and chow down. But for school foodservice operators, it’s your chance to get kids refueled for another half-day of learning. The best way to do this? Healthy foods—parents’ favorites, but not students’ first choice. The good news is that healthy doesn’t need to mean boring. Take your sandwiches from bland to … Read More

String Cheese Is Smart Snack Approved


Introduced last fall, the “Smart Snacks In School” regulation works to limit student consumption of junk food, instill healthy eating habits, and ensure kids have tasty and nutritious snack options available during the school day. Bongards is proud to offer “Smart Snack” approved string cheese products: Pepper Jack String Cheese Stick Mozzarella String Cheese Stick These individually wrapped, single-serving sticks … Read More

Coping with the Egg Shortage


Power Up K-12 Nutrition With Cheese With eggs in short supply and prices set to spiral due to the avian influenza outbreak, K-12 foodservice operators need to get creative to meet nutrition mandates while holding the line on costs. Cheese is a protein-rich ingredient that delivers quality nutrition for a balanced student diet, and a cost-effective egg alternative for a … Read More