Cupola CloudsParmesan Pink Peppercorn Cupola Clouds offer very low-calorie crunch. Photography by Serena Kefayeh Photography.     





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KAREN HOCHMAN is editorial director of THE NIBBLE.



January 2009

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Cupola Clouds

Page 3: Gluten Free, 4-Calorie Cheese Puffs



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Cupola Clouds

Cupola Clouds are a savory snack that’s a low-calorie alternative to cheese, a substitute gourmet cheese puff or a very, very dry substitute gougère. You can enjoy them with a glass of wine, with soups and salads, or put them to work as an ingredient.

Made with premium cheeses, Parmesan Pink Peppercorn and Smoked Gouda Cupola Clouds are airy puffs like the Cupola Cookies, but with a real cheesy taste (and less dusty texture). The nutrition panel states that a serving size is 25 pieces—the entire box—which is more of these than one might want to consume at a sitting. But 10 clouds at four calories apiece is certainly one way to avoid getting dragged down by the high-calorie, high-fat cheese plate or nut bowl.

Cupola Clouds - Smoked GoudaCertainly, enjoy them with a bowl of tomato soup, onion soup or other vegetable favorite, with a leafy salad or with a sandwich, instead of those fattening chips.

  • Serve them atop salads as low-calorie and gluten-free croutons
  • Crumble them in place of breadcrumbs atop gratins, soups and other dishes
  • Use them as gluten-free dippers for cheese fondue
  • Enjoy them with fruit as a lower calorie “fruit and cheese” snack or dessert

Beverage Pairings

CupolaDua, the bakers, suggest these wine pairings:

  • Parmesan Pink Peppercorn Cupola Clouds: Champagne, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • Smoked Gouda Cupola Clouds: Chianti, Gewürtztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah, Zinfandel

With a glass of wine, that dusty garbanzo bean flour quickly disappears, leaving you with a nice flavor of Parmesan or smoky Gouda. Not bad for four calories!


Cookies: Chai Pistachio, Chocolate Cashew, Espresso Walnut
Clouds: Parmesan Pink Peppercorn, Smoked Gouda

  • Cupola Cookies
    15-Piece Box
  • Cupola Clouds
    25-Piece Box

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