End of Summer Charcuterie Board

The weather has started to turn which is a bit of a wakeup call that summer is winding down.  With the seasons changing, we will also see food changing. Produce is especially dependent on the season. We want to celebrate summer and enjoying our favorite summer fruits is a great way to do so. How do you take this to the next level? Make a charcuterie board!   

If you want to make one, but not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered!

This charcuterie board focuses on cheeses, summer fruits, and crackers. When it comes to making a charcuterie board, it is important to remember balance. You want to balance the flavors and textures that are on your board. You want a diverse assortment of items with different flavor profiles so that all the items on your board can stand on their own and show off the flavors! You also want a variety of shapes. Especially with the cheeses, cut them in different ways to create some dimension on the board.

Here is a perfect charcuterie board for the transitions between seasons that highlights some of our favorite summer fruits. 

The Cheeses

Because it is a summer to fall transition board, we selected a variety of cheeses with different flavor profiles to highlight the contrasts of the two seasons. This board will have some creamy and smooth cheeses as well as some sharp and mild cheeses. 

3 month aged Manchego

This is a sheep’s milk cheese that comes from Spain. It has a mild and buttery flavor profile. It is very versatile which is why it is great for this charcuterie board. We cut it in even wedges, leaving the rind on in order to make it easier to hold while you eat. You can eat the rind, but you’ll notice a different texture. When it comes to putting it on the board, we put a few rows of this cheese and layered it with the points facing towards the center of the board. It helps the board look good and full, without taking up a lot of room.

Sartori Old World White Cheddar

This Wisconsin cheese is full of flavor, yet simple at the same time. It is aged and creamy, with some sweet, buttery notes. To get a different shape, we cubed this cheese.

Brie Couronne

This Brie is from France. It is a double cream which makes it sweet and buttery. It is a mild cheese that is semi-firm, yet still creamy at the same time.

Roth Buttermilk Blue Cheese

This blue cheese is buttery, but has a little tang. Despite the tang, you still get the rich and creamy texture. Because it is a soft cheese, you don’t need to cut it! Just put the whole wedge on the board accompanied with a butter knife so that people can spread the cheese on crackers. 

The Fruit 

We used this board as a way to highlight the best produce of the summer! It also adds some great pops of color to the board.


One of our favorite summer fruits is cherries, so we couldn’t leave those out! We put some whole cherries on the board


You can slice strawberries, but in order to get a bigger bite we halved the smaller strawberries and quartered the larger ones. The important thing to remember about using strawberries on a board is that they stain, so put them in a spot that you can put them on their own.


Blueberries are great during the summer. They are great to fill in the board and add a different color and texture!

Peaches or Nectarines

We can’t forget about the stone fruit! Adding slices of nectarines or peaches to your board pairs well with the cheeses and adds color at the same time.

The Crackers

You’ll need some palate cleansers that can enhance the flavors and textures already present on your board. 

La Panzanella toasted sesame crackers

This is a crisp with ground and twisted sesame seeds. This cracker has a toasty undertone which ties all the items on your board together. 

Phyllo Apricot Honey Crisps

This cracker is sweet and soft with a little bit of crunch. It is a phyllo pastry sheet topped with apricots, oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Olinas Cashew Rosemary Crackers

This cracker is both sweet and savory. It is loaded with nuts, herbs, and seeds.

Valencia Herbed Almonds

These are Spanish almonds mixed with fine herbs and oil from the mediterranean.

Make this one or make your own! Have fun with the items you choose to put on and how you arrange them. 

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Food Truck

We’ve got some exciting news— we are bringing our kitchen to you! We know in these trying times that the decision of whether to go in somewhere can be tricky.  We don’t want you to have to stress, so we’re bringing our kitchen outside with our Mobile Cucina!

Throughout the next few months, our food truck will be going from store to store on the weekends. We will be at one store each weekend with tons of delicious foods at a great price! 

Our menu is continuously being updated, but we have all your favorites! Tacos, sausage, beef, fries, and more. Having a meal from our food truck is a great way to stay safe and get out of the house while enjoying some great food.

Did you know that you can have our Mobile Cucina at your next party?? Take your party to the next level by catering with our food truck. It’s our same delicious food served in a unique way!

For more a complete calendar on where our Mobile Cucina will be next and info on how to reserve the food truck, click here

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National Burger Day

We all know that the summer months are meant for grilling and what’s a barbecue without some good burgers? I think it’s safe to say that burgers are a summer staple. So what better time to celebrate National Burger Day! National Burger Day is right around the corner– it is on July 28th– and we are here to make sure you are well prepared! 

Our meat department is full of high quality meats, poultry, sausage, and more! This includes our burgers. Burgers are great because they can be customized to however a person likes them. There are many options for toppings, sauces, cheeses, and more! You can put the classics like bacon, onions, and tomatoes or go crazy and add avocado, onion rings, or chili! There are so many options and you can have fun trying them all out. 

One of our favorites that can really take your burger to the next level is to add some of our homemade guacamole! It adds a delicious burst of flavor.  

If you want to try something different this weekend, head to our meat department and try one of our stuffed burgers! We have a variety of burgers that are filled with a mixture of ingredients and will make your tastebuds happy! 

Here are our signature burgers:  

Cheddar Jalapeno

Blue Cheese

Cheddar Bacon


Black Pepper

Let us know what you’re grilling this weekend!

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Super Cherries

The long days of summer are already enjoyable, but they’re even more enjoyable with good food! A go-to of ours is cherries. Cherries are a great snack and something we look forward to once summer comes around. 

What’s even better is that Super Cherries are now available! Super Cherries come from family business Super Fresh Growers in Washington! These cherries are grown in the Yakima and Wenatchee regions of the Pacific Northwest and The Dalles region of Northern Oregon.  

Cherry growing regions

Cherries generally have two main flavors- sweet or tart. Let’s look a little closer at some of the Super Cherries available now

Dark Sweet Cherries

Dark Sweet Cherries are available from May through August, but the peak months are June and July. These cherries are large and have a deep red color. They are firm and sweet!

Dark Sweet Cherries are commonly confused with Bing Cherries. This dark red variety was developed to mature at different times and places and they are available for longer!

Rainier Cherries

Rainier cherries are the light colored cherries known for their glossy, golden color. These cherries are a cross between the Bing and the Van cherry. They were first developed in 1952 at Washington State University and  named after Mt. Rainier. Originally these cherries were made to help pollinate other cherries, but growers soon came to love the taste and the look.  

Rainier Cherries are known for their unique color and for their incredibly sweet taste

In addition to tasting delightful, they are high in nutrition. Cherries are a good source of fiber and high in antioxidants. They also contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are what naturally bring color to fruits and veggies. The flavonoid benefits are that they seek and destroy free radicals in the body. 

We hope you are enjoying the cherry season as much as we are!

Here’s a tip on how to enjoy cherries:

Cherries should remain unwashed until you are ready to enjoy them. Cherry skin absorbs water and will soften the texture of the fruit early. They should be stored in a plastic container sealed tightly, in the coldest part of your refrigerator. When you are ready to snack, wash them and allow them to sit in room temperature momentarily in order to release their full flavor.

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Top Summer Fruits

The long summer days have hit us. While it’s great to be able to enjoy the daylight for a longer time, it means that the temperature is HOT! Between the humidity and the heat, we are constantly looking for ways to renew, reenergize, and refresh while enjoying all the outdoor activities that come with summer. 

What you put into your body greatly affects your energy level. It is a good idea to nourish your body, especially in the extreme heat. Luckily, the summer season has some of the best fruit!

Here are some of our top favorite summer fruits


Cold watermelon on a hot summer day is such a treat. The great thing about watermelon is that it can actually help hydrate you too! Watermelon is about 90% water on top of all the other vitamins and nutrients watermelon contains.By eating watermelon, you’re getting some of the key nutrients you need while soaking up the sun!


With a summer growing season, cherries are something we look forward to every year! Cherries are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Whether you prefer the sweeter cherries or the tarter cherries, they are both good and good for you. 


Peaches are a very diverse fruit. You can eat them on their own, make a dessert out of them, put them in a salad, or even enjoy them in a glass of wine!  Peaches are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients. They are known to help with digestion, boost immunity, protect your skin, and more!

Another way to beat the heat and still get the nutrients from fruit is to make a smoothie! You can freeze the fruit or mix some ice with fresh fruit. Throw in some of our freshly squeezed orange juice and you have a delicious drink that will help make the heat a little more bearable! 

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4th of July Desserts

Every good celebration needs good dessert! Whether you’re having a little get together or just celebrating the 4th on your own, the red, white, and blue theme will be prominent this weekend.

If you need something sweet and on theme to bring to your celebration, we can help! We have tons of delicious desserts for the individual or for a few people that are perfect for your Independence Day festivities.

Fireworks Cake

This triple layer cake is 3 tiers of vanilla cake with red, white, and blue frosting in between. The top is decorated with fireworks as an ode to the Fourth of July tradition!

American Flag Cake

This yellow cake is decorated with white icing and star sprinkles surround the sides. The top is decorated with an American flag made out of icing.


Cookies are a great option for dessert. You can get a lot to make a tray or keep a few for yourself. Our bakery has a variety of patriotic themed cookies. Star cookies, butter cookies with sprinkles, and more! Here are a few that are great for the holiday!

Maybe you’re in the mood to make your own dessert. Apple pie is a classic American dessert. Many people love to enjoy a slice of pie with some ice cream. We have a recipe that is a must try this 4th of July, Salted Caramel Apple Pie in a mason jar lid!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Caprese Chicken

As we head into some of the warmest days of summer, your meal selections may reflect the hotter temperatures. If you’re looking for something light and refreshing, but still full of flavor, we have just the thing for you! Caprese chicken!

This dish is a wonderfully light, flavorful chicken dish that’s great for backyard cookouts. It is truly the ultimate go-to: easy to make and beautiful enough for company. The beautiful colors and the delicious taste make it a great summer dish.

Here is what you need: 

  • fresh mozzarella
  • salt
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • basil leaves
  • garlic
  • pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • pepper

Get the full recipe here!

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Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday is not just any Sunday, it’s Father’s Day! The day dedicated to appreciating all the father figures in a person’s life. It is a day to acknowledge all the valuable lessons, laughs, and guidance they have given over the years. With Father’s Day this Sunday, I can’t help but think of two very important men in my life and in our company. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize my father, Robertino Presta, and grandfather, Angelo Caputo.

My father started working at Caputo’s at a very young age. My grandfather appreciated him because of his strength, especially his ability to throw and catch watermelon when unloading a truck. His efficiency in unloading the trucks as a teenager is a testament to his work ethic. He never hesitates to step in during any task. My father embraces all challenges, coming up with unique and efficient ways to get past them. 

He has helped us and the business grow. He has taught us the importance of hard work and dedication, always leading by example. His lessons span from how to properly display produce to how to clean tables the right way. 

One of the things I feel most fortunate for is that my father believes in us, sometimes more than we believe in ourselves. He doesn’t make us feel like we cannot handle a situation. He helps to give us the tools we need to succeed and guides us towards the path of success. I have learned so much from not only my father, but my grandfather too. 

My grandfather and our patriarch, Angelo Caputo, has always been one of my biggest inspirations. He overcame so much and always persevered. When he was just 18 years old, he left his home in Italy and enlisted in the US Army so that he could create a better life for himself and his family. He took risks I could never imagine and I am always in awe of his strength. 

He has been faced with so many challenges in his life, but never let that stop him. He never shies away from hard work and faces adversity head on. His passion for work is still apparent from him asking about work to visiting each store to see how things are running. Hard work is in his blood.

He has always taken the time to teach us and work with us. He has passed along important tools and wisdom– things that we can carry with us. From teaching us how to eat a prickly pear or telling us stories from his childhood, he is always there for us. Nothing makes him happier than watching and being a part of the successes of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

I am very lucky to have two strong men who believe in me. My father and grandfather are incredible people whose sacrifices and hard work have led to many great achievements. I have the utmost respect for these two men and strive to make them proud. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures ❤️

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Olive Salads

Sometimes when you’re planning a party or get together, you can skim over sides or antipasti because the main course requires the most attention. It is easy to leave these additions for last minute and you may find yourself scrambling to find something to put on to munch on. 

Don’t worry because we got you covered! Our deli has the solution for you– olive salads!

We have a variety of prepared olive salads that are delicious and easy to serve. Whether you want a snack to keep in your fridge for yourself or you want something to serve a crowd, these olive salads are perfect. All the work is done for you. If you love olives, you’ll love these salads.

Here are 3 of our favorite pre-marinated olive salads that go great with any meal:

Sicilian Olive Salad

This is Sicilian olives, red onions, and a special blend of spices and peppers!

Artichoke and Olive Salad

This salad is sliced artichokes and green Sicilian pitted olives in a blend of oil and spices

Greek Olive Salad

This Greek olive salad contains 3 different types of Calamata olives and bite size pieces of feta cheese, all tossed in a special marinade. 

We have even more olive salads available in store for you to choose from! What’s your favorite?

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Barbecue Leftovers

A holiday weekend usually means leftovers! Your fridge may be loaded with extra food that didn’t get eaten at the other day’s barbecue. If you have some leftover sausage, we have an idea for you!

There are tons of things you can do with leftover sausage for every meal! Incorporate it into a breakfast skillet, make a sausage sandwich, or roast it in the over with some potatoes, olive oil, and rosemary. 

Here is one of our favorite recipes to use with sausage that can be customized in so many ways… pasta!

Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli

This is one of our favorite dishes to use up leftover sausage. 

Here’s what you need:

-Italian sausage

-Orecchiette pasta

-Olive oil


-Marinara sauce


-Black pepper

-Parmesan cheese

-Basil for garnish

We love this recipe because it’s easy to change up. You can change the type of pasta, the sauce, or even the vegetable! It is easy to make and you’ll love the results!

For the full recipe, click here!

To get some more ideas for other leftovers that you have, browse The Recipe Rack for tons of options to practice and show off your cooking skills! 

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