Sargento’s New Finishers and Artisan Cheese – Recommended

Written by Diana - May 23, 2009 2 Comments

As a working parent of active teens, we are always on the go and looking for shortcuts to help out with dinner.  Sargentos has some new products in your market that can provide you with some of those shortcuts.

Bistro Chicken Salad Finisher

Salad Finishers – Salad finishers are great for dropping on top of your fresh picked salad leaves or in your cold pasta to finish up that salad.  The other day we had a meet to attend.  My daughter picked some Chard and lettuce, rinsed and put in a bowl, cut up an apple and a banana and combined it all together with the salad finisher.  I didn’t have enough time to eat right then, so I grabbed the salad and stuck it into a lidded bowl added some dressing and took it with me to the meet.  No hotdogs or hamburgers for me, I had the good stuff.  Later on, my husband ate the rest, straight from the bowl.  The Salad Finishers are just enough for one bag of salad – or go out to the garden and pick like I did.

Potato Finishers – Some evenings we bake potatoes in the toaster oven and dump cheeses on top or chili.  These finishers come with one sauce pack, a cheese pack and Something else.  First you heat up the potato – by baking in the oven or microwave, pour on the sauce and put it into the microwave to heat the sauce, then dump the other toppings on. My son would like this because he’s not a fan of chili, which is what I usually  dump on the potatoes along with cheese. 

Sargento’s also has Artisan blend cheeses.  I made macaroni and cheese with the Mexican blend.  It was an ooey, gooey delicious melted cheese sauce.  Much better than that stuff my brother in law loves, that I love to hate.   Parmesan and Romano would probably make a really great alfredo.  The Artisan Blends are very finely pre-shredded cheeses, makes the melting happen really quickly. 


The only negative is too much packaging for the product.  I don’t see a way around it though.  In order to have crispy croutons, they need to be packaged separately.  Plus that allows you to customize the salad or potato with the Finisher Ingredients you like best. 

Another positive – Sargento’s is a Wisconsin cheese company!  Lastly, I’d like it if you’d admire the lettuce in the pics – that’s from my raised bed gardens.


My grade – an all around A/A- the packaging took it down a little and the serving size is for about two people, so it can be a little costly when not on sale or you don’t have a coupon.

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2 Outstanding Responses to "Sargento’s New Finishers and Artisan Cheese – Recommended"

    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie on May 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    When I make salads, it usually has to be quick, so these finishers would be perfect. I will check some of them out. Thanks!

    Kelly Brown on June 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Hi, interest post. I’ll write you later about few questions!

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