Dairy Max and Cooking with Caitlin invited me out one evening for a nine course culinary adventure! You know I love food so that was a no brainer, but they would be talking about how Lactose sensitive and Lactose intolerant people can still enjoy dairy. My husband has had to give up lots of his favorite dairy products so I was very excited to learn more. Doctors and dietitians were also attending the event to learn, and share as well as enjoy the evening.
Our first course as well as my husband and I’s personal favorite of the evening was the Monterey Jack Tuilles. I had no idea how so say them Jason and I deemed them little cheese tacos, but they were definitely #DairyAmazing! Cheese fried to perfection becomes the “shell” encasing delicious pico de gallo. Mmm!
Next was the Smoked Gouda Spoonbread. The corn, Greek yogurt, and cheese concoction melted in my mouth. It’s a good thing we were served tiny portions throughout this 9 course meal or I would have completely gorged myself.
I won’t run through every course of the evening, but oh my goodness, the shrimp! I’ll just tell ya. I’m not a huge fish person, and I even wondered if I should pass on this, but I’m so glad I didn’t. Chicken-Fried Shrimp with Green Onion Gravy over Watermelon-Jalapeno Salad was amazing. I loved it! Caitlin may have single handedly made a shrimp lover out of me. Yum!
Oh and here was my embarrassing moment of the evening. Caitlin came around with truffles and tiny cups of Lactaid milk. I begged her to stop just a second for a photo and totally made her spill the cup. It was all my fault. I felt so bad, but Caitlin just smiled! We actually were served…THREE deserts, but these pecan pie truffles were my favorite.
All of the food was made with cheese, Greek yogurt, or Lactose-free milk products. All of these products are safe for those with a lactose intolerance or sensitivity. We were surprised to learn that milk such as Lactaid milk is still real milk just without the Lactose!
We had such a wonderful evening! On our way out we were given a small gift that included coupons for Lactaid products. We are loving them! My husband just said the other day, “Wow these Lactaid products are REALLY good!” We will definitely be using more of them around here. He found that he can eat a bowl of Lactaid Ice Cream at night without it hurting his stomach. He had given up ice cream (for sure in the evenings) for years. He is so excited!
Interested in some low lactose recipes? Check out some of Cooking with Caitlin’s recipes on the Dairy Max website.