All Eyes on Potatoes!

Posted: 9/12/2013 10:23:54 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

Mashed PotatoesWe think Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to the potato. But this great partnership is just one of the interesting things in our tuber friend’s rich and fascinating history.

The potato comes to us thanks to Peruvians who first domesticated the potato over 10,000 years ago. History credits explorer and erstwhile Tower of London resident Sir Walter Raleigh with bringing the potato to Europe. The potato enjoyed celebrity status—artist Vincent van Gogh immortalized them in his painting “The Potato Eaters”—and became a constant at every dinner table. When a disease called blight ruined years of Irish potato crops, it kicked off the Irish Famine and history was forever changed. Have Irish ancestry? It’s very likely your family came to the United States to escape the Famine.

Potatoes are often under-celebrated nutritional powerhouses. They are high in vitamin B6, a great immune-booster. They contain more vitamin C than an orange! And look out, bananas, potatoes have way more potassium than you! 

Use Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese on your scalloped potatoes for an easy way to take your potatoes from “blah” to “wow!” And move over, butter: Adding Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese to mashed potatoes makes for a delicious and unexpected kick to your meal. There are dozens of delicious ways to enjoy potatoes with Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese. Do you have any favorites? Share with us in the comments section! 

So raise a cup of Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese to our dear friend the potato today. And then, eat up! Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese and potatoes: bring ‘em together! 


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