Let the Summer Grilling Season Begin!

Let the Summer Grilling Season Begin!

Here at Cabot, we think that Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer and all the fun that comes with it. At the top of our list of summer favorites is grilling and all the great food fit for warmer weather. Whether it’s burgers, marinated meats, grilled veggies or fresh summer salads, Cabot has recipe choices for every taste and mood.
Here are just a few of our favorites:

Ground pork with a hint of bacon and the creamy taste of Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese make these a grilling masterpiece. Because, really, how much better can a cheeseburger get? Get the recipe for our BBQ Pork Burgers.

BBQ Pork Burgers

Want to be on trend with a new burger flavor? Try our Kimchi Cheddar Burger. If you’ve never heard of kimchi, which consists of fermented napa cabbage, garlic, onions, chili paste, and daikon radish, you’ll be heading to the store to buy some more after making these burgers.

Kimchi Cheddar BurgerSummer is here and that means it’s the season of block parties and backyard BBQs. If you’re looking to add something new to the barbecue spread, be sure to try these hearty Black Bean Veggie Burgers topped with Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar or your favorite Cabot cheese. Eating meatless has never been so delicious!

Black Bean Veggie Burger
How about loading up the grill with these Stuffed Ham, Pickle and Cheese Grilled Pita Pockets? Use our Pepper Jack or Seriously Sharp Cracker Cuts for grill-side easy cooking. Ham, cheese and pickles stuffed in a pocket and grilled until warm and melty. Delicious!

Stuffed Ham, Pickle and Cheddar Grilled Pitas
Here’s a recipe that will get the summer partying started in a totally yummy way. Try this Beer Marinated Pork Tenderloin. It’s so good with the addition of flavorful Cabot Cheddar and Charred Corn Relish. The fresh taste of the relish – accented with a hint of lime – is a fantastic counterpoint to the bold flavors of the marinated tenderloin, grilled to perfection.

Beer Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Of course another great summer BBQ option is chicken! Our Grilled Chicken Vegetable Kabobs recipe uses a spicy, herb-y yogurt based marinade for the chicken and includes big, chunky summer vegetables with a yogurt-olive oil dressing; all skewered and grilled to perfection. All of these fantastic flavors combine beautifully to turn out a truly appetizing dish that you’ll make again and again.

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

A summer outing or picnic wouldn’t really be complete without potato salad. Our version, New England Potato Salad with Cabot Horseradish Cheddar, not only features new Maine potatoes and the bold taste of horseradish cheddar, but is made complete, and completely yummy, with the addition of tangy Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt in the dressing.

Horseradish Cheddar Potato Salad
Or from another part of the world - Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad will take your pasta salad from ordinary to extraordinary. Made with tzatziki (a deliciously creamy and tangy Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce), carrots, onions, cucumbers and fresh dill, this fresh pasta salad delivers a light, tasty flavor and pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken and burgers or whatever you've got cooking on the grill.

Tzatziki Pasta Salad
You'll need a nice hot grill to char up some fresh summer sweet corn-on-the-cob and spicy jalapeno peppers for this Street Corn Salad with Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar. Lime juice and chopped cilantro add the Mexican flavors to the Greek yogurt based dressing and salad.
Street Corn Salad
Another yummy salad for summer grill night is Green Goddess Salad made with crunchy cabbage and cucumbers with a Cabot Greek Yogurt based dressing with a full cup of fresh herbs. Well, we did say GREEN Goddess!
Green Goddess Salad
For a convenient make-ahead side dish Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar are wrapped in foil and popped on the grill to reheat. Using the sweet potato jacket to hold the flavorful filling including bacon and Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar makes these twice baked potatoes incredibly portable. Perfect for backyard dinners, or make-ahead for your camping adventures.
Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potatos with Bacon and Cheddar
Cheesy Grilled Za'atar Potatoes would be another great choice on BBQ night. Wow your friends and family with this exotic grilled potato recipe that uses a Middle Eastern za'atar spice blend. Za'atar is a blend of dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, sumac, toasted sesame seeds, and salt, but there are many variations. Cook right on the grill and add a sprinkle of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar at the end.
Cheesy Grilled Za'atar Potatoes
Have you tried making pizza on the grill? This recipe is a grill master's dream with several steps: grill the sausage and broccoli rabe toppings, grill the pizza dough until nicely charred, and then melt the Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar on the cooler section of the grill. The finished Grilled Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza will win you rave reviews!
Grilled Sausage and Broccoli Pizza
Or Grilled Cheesesteak Flatbread would be a very welcome and tasty addition to your BBQ table. Traditional Philly flavors: thin cut grilled steak, fresh green and red bell peppers, and onions on naan or pita bread topped with melty Cabot Vermont Sharp Shredded Cheddar (or your favorite Cabot cheese).
Grilled Cheesesteak Flatbreads
As long as the grill is hot - how about some grilled vegetables? Grilled Romaine with Cabot Alpine Cheddar or Grilled Portobello Caps packed with summer fresh veggies and Cabot Shredded Mozzarella Cheese are great BBQ options for summer.
Grilled Romaine

Grilled Portobello Caps
Here are a couple more grill options for veggie lovers: Grilled Peaches and Pimento Toasts and Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Cheddar. Both these recipes are the best of summer outdoor eating - fresh fruit, herbs, vegetables and of course the best Cabot products: Pimento Cheese Spread and fresh grated Vermont Sharp Cheddar.

Grilled Peaches and Pimento Toast
Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Cheddar
We hope you’ll agree that it’s time to get grilling. With so many great Cabot grilling recipes to choose from, how can you resist? So get your family and friends around the fire for a delicious meal and good times while summer is here.
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