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4th of July Roundup

By Dena Zigun July 02, 2016

Happy 4th of July from Roche Bros.!

You know summer is in full swing when July 4th is upon us! At Roche Bros., we have everything you need to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.

From that sweet and tangy BBQ flavor to desserts in patriotic shapes and colors, here are our suggestions to make your Fourth of July special:


Heating Things Up

If you’re looking to heat things up by firing up the grill – or want a little spice at your cookout – we have all the special items you need to  your BBQ.

For the main course, offer our Certified Angus Prime Grinds and Fenway Franks.

Don’t forget to stop in the bakery for the rolls! And look for gluten-free BBQ options in the grocery aisle.

Make it a Rib Fest with all sorts of fresh ribs in our meat department, with your favorite barbecue sauce. You can also find grill-ready ribs – and a wide array of other marinated meats from chicken thighs to skirt steak – in our meat case. Or bring home a ready-to-go BBQ from Our Kitchen with our Signature Bourbon Grilled Steak Tips or  St. Louis BBQ Ribs! Just heat and serve, without even lighting up the grill.

Add some real cache to your stars-and-stripes celebration with our Chef Ready Lobster Tails. Try them plain or marinated, with your choice of Lemon Rosemary, Lime Vinaigrette, Roasted Garlic, Sweet Teriyaki or Sriracha BBQ.


Show off your cooking skills by grilling vegetables to enjoy on the side. From corn on the cob grilled in the husk to rainbow grilled vegetables on skewers, you really can’t go wrong.

Or pick up some ready-to-go side dishes from Our Kitchen. Try some long-time BBQ favorites, such as Mom’s Baked Beans, mac and cheese and cole slaw. Or change it up with roasted fingerling potatoes, mango salad or vegetables with pesto.

When you’re ready for a toast, check out our primer on pairing your grilled meats with wines to enhance their flavor.


Playing it Cool

With the sun beating down, some of your guests will surely want to play it cool. Make sure you have these crisp, cool options available for them to enjoy:

Salads: Always a crowd-pleaser, find Bud Roche’s original recipe Homemade Potato Salad in our deli department.

It’s also a great time to try something new! Serve up the new salads from Our Kitchen. Select from spicy, sweet Mango Salad,  Kale Caprese Salad that’s a fresh twist on a classic, Sweet and Sour Rainbow Salad and White and Green Asparagus Salad.

Dips: Our Kitchen’s Guacamole, Seven-Layer Dip and Buffalo Chicken Dip go well with crackers, chips and your crudite platter.

Cheese: For the holiday festivities, why not make your own cheese board? Roche Bros.’ cheese department has everything you need. A traditional French cheese board includes four cheeses: one made with sheep’s milk, one made with cow’s milk, one goat cheese and one blue cheese.

Try Locatelli Pecorino Romano, President Brie, Chavrie Goat Cheese and Salemville Amish Blue. Or ask an expert for suggestions in the cheese department. Add grapes, almonds and a bit of honey and your cheese board is complete.

And if don’t have the time, don’t worry! We have plenty of time to make a cheese board for you, so come to Roche Bros. to pick one up.


Finishing Sweet

We’re celebrating red, white and blue with an array of Patriotic Desserts in our bakery that are ready for you to bring home! From cakes to tarts to trifles, we have an option for everyone.

Use that sweet final moment to keep things cool with sliced watermelon and popsicles in all colors. On a holiday at this time of year, you’ll need enough frozen delights for kids and grown-ups alike.

Extend the party a little bit longer by circling the grill and roasting marshmallows to make s’mores. We have many choices for graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate throughout the grocery department. For a new twist on this campfire tradition, try our new recipe for “Adult S’mores,” with local ingredients from Vermont!

Happy 4th of July from all of us at Roche Bros.!american_flag_photo

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