Award-winning Hartford Chef Partners with the World's Best Cheddar Cheese

Trumbull Kitchen Chef Chris Torla Adds Cabot Cheese from Connecticut's Dairy Farmers to the Menu

Oct 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from Cabot Creamery Cooperative

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "Nothing says great cheese like Cabot Creamery Cooperative," says Chris Torla, chef and co-owner of Hartford-based restaurant, Trumbull Kitchen. The restaurant uses nearly 100 pounds of Cabot's award-winning cheese each week in its eclectic comfort food dishes, where local ingredients always come first. Today, the two organizations announced they are teaming-up for recipe development and other special events for diners in the Nutmeg State.

Cabot Creamery and Chef Torla share a number of qualities, including a commitment to supporting local farms and food purveyors. Few realize that Connecticut's dairy farmers provide the milk that becomes Cabot's award winning Cheddar Cheese. The new, seasonal menu at Trumbull Kitchen will present diners with fresh, high-quality product featuring delicious local flavors. Chef Torla regularly uses Cabot's cheddar, Monterey Jack, Jalapeno cheddar and pepper jack cheeses on the lunch and dinner menus.

"That fact that Cabot cheese is made from milk provided by local dairy farms is a secret that's got to get out," said Chef Torla. "My cheddar fondue, mac and cheese, and cheddar topped angus burger wouldn't be the same without it! Trumbull Kitchen and the Max Restaurant Group uses locally sourced ingredients across our menus whenever possible so this partnership was a natural fit; I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such great people, delicious products and help local farmers in the process."

About Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Best known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," Cabot is owned by 1200 dairy farm families located through New England and upstate New York.  Please visit for more information.

About Trumbull Kitchen

Trumbull Kitchen, a member of the Max Restaurant Group, is located in downtown Hartford, CT and was recently named "Best of Hartford" for late night dining. The restaurant offers a contemporary yet welcoming atmosphere where diners are treated to chef and co-owner, Chris Torla's globally eclectic, cross-cultural menu.  Focused on fresh, local ingredients, the menu features a collection of tasters and tapas as well as larger plates and entrees; visit Trumbull Kitchen at 150 Trumbull Street or online at:

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