As we prepare for a great summer of cook-outs and picnics, we catch up with Ariane Duarte, Executive Chef & owner of CulinAriane restaurant, for some great grilling secrets that will impress friends, neighbors, family and your own taste buds!

Click the audio button below to hear some grilling secrets that will spice up your 'Fourth of July' or any summer outing compliments of Finlandia Cheese. Ariane Duarte is widely recognized as one of the Finalists from season 5 of Bravo's Top Chef  and other national television shows. Today, she stops by WGNA to help us build a better burger for the summer holidays.

For more delicious summer recipes, go to Remember, the finest cheese comes from Finlandia. So whether your July 4th plans include the ballpark, the beach or a backyard BBQ, don’t forget the Finlandia Cheese. It’s great on burgers, salads and sandwiches or have your deli operator cut you a hunk of your favorite flavor, wrap it up and serve with a baguette… for a European-style picnic.

By the way, that's Country Singer Jana Kramer pictured above grilling and serving food for the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.

Chef Ariane Duarte
Courtesy of Bender Hammerling Group


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