The Challenge

Although people buy Ricotta cheese typically to make lasagna for big holiday get-togethers, with COVID-19, there would be few large family meals, and even fewer lasagna meals. Therefore, our overarching objective was to position the Frigo Cheese brand as the go-to resource for delicious new Holiday Recipes by inspiring consumers to use Frigo Ricotta cheese in new and different ways.

Consumer First

To increase purchase frequency and drive brand awareness, we needed to think beyond lasagna. We conducted a search of all the different kinds of food recipes that use Ricotta cheese as an ingredient. And there are a lot of them. They cover every imaginable day part from breakfast, lunch, snack time, after school treat, appetizer, dinner and dessert. No lasagna, no problem!

The Solution

Knowing there are a lotta food recipes that use Ricotta cheese, we created the Holiday Frigo Lotta Ricotta Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes. We helped consumers discover the many unique recipes made with Frigo Ricotta cheese. And rewarded them with quality prizes from our partner Cuisinart. We tapped into Food Network celebrity Chef Emily Ellyn, known for her fresh takes on everyday recipes. Chef Emily created 12 new Ricotta recipes to feature on the website. Programmatic display ads, recipes videos on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube, plus an email campaign provided the marketing support.


Over 760,000 entries into the Holiday Frigo Lotta Ricotta Instant Win & Sweepstakes helped foodies discover new recipes made with Ricotta cheese! The top vote getters were not pasta! They were a delicious Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, and a Cheezy Chicken Alfredo Casserole. Yummy! Food Network Chef Emily Ellyn created the unique Ricotta cheese recipes, while 500 Cuisinart prizes were awarded to the participants. With over 11,400,000 Impressions delivered through social media and online advertising, awareness and news about the new Holiday recipes spread everywhere.

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