We Tried It: Wrapping Our Sandwiches in Cheese
Cheese is definitely one of the greatest inventions known to humankind: It's a food that can be plain or quite fancy, childish or sophisticated, and mild or funky. It's soothing, comforting, and super tasty. When it comes to sandwiches, cheese is usually something we find on the inside. That is, until now. Now, there are cheese wraps.
Normally, I'm not so into wraps. I find most wrappers end up tasting like wet cardboard once you take a bite, ruining the goodness on the inside. That can be avoided by constructing the whole thing between two pieces of bread, but often I don't want to commit to an entire sandwich or I simply don't have any wheaty encasements for my cold cuts. Cheese wraps solved a problem I didn't even realize I had!
Folios created the first cheese wraps—large circles of parmesan, cheddar, or Jarlsberg perfect for encasing your deli meats and making a snack in record time. Crystal Farms makes a smaller wrap in mozzarella or marble Jack. Thanks to both brands, they've got all my cheese cravings covered.
The wraps brought me back to when I was a kid and my mom would wrap a piece of turkey in some Swiss or salami in provolone for a fast, portable, no-utensil snack. Putting a couple slices of turkey in these giant pieces of cheddar gave me that same joy in a portion more suited to an adult. For more of a meal, I added thinly sliced tomato, lettuce, and mayo and rolled up the whole thing for a breadless sandwich that made me giddy. I have to admit, I tend to be an overstuffer, so it took me a hot minute to bring some grace to the wrap, but once I did, there was no stopping me!
In addition to serving as a novel way to enjoy luncheon meats, I've found myself relying on these in MacGyver-ish ways during the pandemic. I've sliced a piece up for an omelet or baked potato topping; I laid one out on a chicken breast to make a cheesy stuffed rollatini. You can also bake them to make a taco shell or bowl or crisp them up in a pan to make a cheese chip to plunge into your favorite dip. (Yes, I said cheese chip!)
I love these wraps because I'm a turophile (the fancy word for cheese lover), but cheese wraps are also a major win for anyone who keeps a gluten-free or keto diet. So go ahead, give your food a big cheese hug!