Making Cheese into a Master Ingredient

  • Chesdale partners with STAR Plus Middle East’s popular cooking show,Tadka Marke for a second series

Leading Indian Celebrity Chef Jayanandan Bhaskar, is setting out to prove that the humble cheese slice is more than a simple, quick sandwich filling on STAR Plus Middle East’s most popular cooking show – Chesdale Tadka Marke.

On the weekly show, now in its second series, the talented young chef who was runner-up in MasterChef India 2010 competition, prepared 13 family recipes using Chesdale Cheddar Cheese slices including Shimla Aloo Cheese Pakora, Baked Kadai Veg and Cheesy Chicken Tikkie.

“Creating simple and healthy, weekday meals for the whole family can be a real challenge.” says Chef Jayanandan. “Chesdale Cheddar Cheese slices might not be at the top of everyone’s ingredients list, but I would urge people to re-think this as they have a real cheddar cheese taste and can be an appetising and nutritious addition to lots of your family’s favourite meals.”

The final episode of the current series of Chesdale Tadka Marke was shown on Friday 19 August on STAR Plus Middle East, where Chef Jayanandan prepared a baked cheese sandwich alongside a host of other recipes during the 30 minute show.

Mouna Abbassy, Chesdale’s Brand Manager at Fonterra, the company behind the popular cheese brand says, “We have been really impressed with the imaginative recipes Chef Jayanandan has been preparing on the show. From a variation on all-time favourites such as Chili Cheese Toast, to Baked Kadai Veg, packed full of vegetables, we hope we have achieved what we set out to do and show viewers how adaptable our popular cheese slices can be in a wide range of recipes.”

Chesdale is a premium quality cheese produced by Fonterra, the farmer-owned New Zealand cooperative and the world’s leading dairy supplier. The Chesdale brand is over 40 years old and uses premium quality cheese made in New Zealand. The Chesdale cheddar cheese slices give a real cheddar cheese taste to meals and are an excellent source of calcium and are available in three varieties, ‘Chesdale Cheddar Regular’, ‘Chesdale Cheddar Extra Thick’ and ‘Chesdale Cheddar Trim’.


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