Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Ciabatta Rolls & Cabot Creamery Co-Op Cheese

By | Oct 28, 2014

My coworkers are always eager to volunteer to be my official Gluten-Free Hot Products taste testers. I love when they pitch in with a review, especially because they tend to be more inventive when it comes to tasting the products. I tend to try the products as-is, to get the full taste of the product. My coworkers, however, always have an idea to jazz up any food that comes through the NFCA door.

As predicted, the ladies of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) were excited to try out Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Ciabatta Rolls. My plan was to defrost the rolls as directed and dip it in my vegetable soup that I eat just about every day. Claire Baker, NFCA’s Director of Communications and New Media, had a better idea. She recruited myself, NFCA Patient Education Manager Rachel Rieger and Director of Development Kimberly Moyer to do a double product review – Rudi’s Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls topped with Cabot Creamery Co-Op cheeses.

Rudi's Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls
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I’ll start with the Ciabatta Rolls. Claire popped a few into our dedicated gluten-free toaster oven. We tried the Plain Ciabatta Rolls and the Rosemary Olive Oil Ciabatta Rolls. As they were nearing completion, we started to wonder if the rolls would be too hard to eat. From poking the top of the rolls (a truly scientific method), it seemed as if that would be the case. We cut the rolls, however, and were so excited to find a fluffy inside that wasn’t dense in the least. I went on to dip my Rosemary Olive Oil Ciabatta Roll in my soup as planned, loving the initial crunch of the Ciabatta Roll, followed by a warm, soft inside. The rolls left nothing to be desired and are very comparable to gluten-containing ciabatta rolls. Since ciabatta rolls tend to be on the smaller side anyway, it didn’t feel like eating a mini version of an old favorite food.

Rudi's Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls, Fresh from the Oven

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls, fresh from the oven

My coworkers opted to melt the Cabot Creamery Co-Op Cheese on top of the rolls. The New York Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese added a kick to the Plain Ciabatta Rolls and the Mild Cheddar paired well with the flavors of the Rosemary Olive Oil. We love Cabot Creamery Cheese at the NFCA office and recommend their products to people who can tolerate dairy. Their products are delicious! Plus, we love that the products come from 1,200 dairy farm families located in New York and New England, just north of the NFCA headquarters in Philadelphia.

So what’s the final result of our taste test? You have to try the Ciabatta Rolls and Cabot Creamery Cheese.  Just think how delicious these will be as a sandwich made from your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!

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