Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched a new vegetarian and gluten-free Ruby Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake for the foodservice sector. The menuserve cheesecake has a gluten-free dark cocoa biscuit base, topped with a light and creamy, fruity ruby chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, finished with a layer of dark chocolate ganache swirled with ruby chocolate.
Part of the growing free-from range offered by Central Foods, the new dessert will appeal to all diners – not just those looking for a gluten-free or vegetarian option.
“The fruity flavors from the raspberry and the ruby chocolate combine with the dark cocoa biscuit base to create a match made in heaven,” said Gordon Lauder, MD of Central Foods. “We have been committed to extending our free-from range for the foodservice sector by continually adding new gluten-free options and we are very pleased to be unveiling this new dessert. The Menuserve Ruby Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake is very creamy, but not too sweet, and showcases one of the most stylish ingredients for 2019 – ruby chocolate. It’s a lovely treat to serve in any foodservice outlet,” Lauder went on.
Ruby chocolate is the on-trend dessert ingredient for 2019. Made from unfermented cocoa beans, with their natural red-pink color, ruby chocolate has a light, fruity/berry flavor that works perfectly with cheesecake. Its unusual pink color offers instant visual appeal and ensures the menu stands out from the competition. Raspberry is the perfect partner for this popular ingredient. Pre-portioned into 14 and already meeting Public Health England’s 2020 Sugar Guidelines, the new cheesecake is ideal for hotels, cafés, garden centers, business and industry caterers, care homes, universities, and other foodservice outlets.
“Frozen desserts play a key role in the vast majority of kitchens now, helping to reduce waste and save money,” added Lauder. “The Menuserve vegetarian and gluten-free Ruby Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake would be perfect in any catering outlet.”