Celebrate National Dairy Month the Italian Way!

June is officially dairy month, and we can't think of any better way to enjoy it, than by kicking back with a huge plate of cheese pasta at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Dairy includes so many wonderful products that make our mouth water, cheese, milk, ice cream, whipped cream, Alfredo sauce, and more. If you're ready to learn about some tasty ways to enjoy dairy month, we're ready to show you!

National Dairy Month

This month-long celebration started out as National Milk Month in 1937, and it was a way that drinking milk was promoted. This holiday was planned to help stabilize the dairy demand when the production was at a peak, but now this annual celebration helps the entire dairy industry decided to make it a whole month dedicated to dairy in general.

National Dairy Month celebrates all of the wonderful things dairy brings to the table, from calcium, potassium, as well as nine essential nutrients to help manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and more. The protein in it can help build and repair muscle tissue and the vitamin A helps maintain healthy skin.

Fun Facts About Dairy Products

  • In 1856, the French scientist, Louis Pasteur, discovered that heating liquids to high temperatures can kill bacteria. This is called pasteurization, and it protects the purity and flavors of milk.
  • The Federal Government's Food Pyramid recommends that children between the ages of 9-18 need 3 servings of dairy products daily, and only 30% of boys and 12% of girls meet this suggestion.
  • Milk remains fresh for 7-10 days after the expirations date if refrigerated at 35-40° F. Each 5°F rise in temperature shortens milk’s shelf life by 50% because of the bacteria growth that happens.

Li’l Rizzo’s LOVES Dairy

It’s not uncommon to find lots of dairy in and Italian dish because we love cheese. When you come out to Li’l Rizzo’s here are a few of the dishes we feature that have LOTS of dairy on them.


Seafood Pizza
Our delicious Alfredo sauce, Provel cheese, and Mozzarella cheese is topped with shrimp, clams, real crabmeat mushrooms and bacon to make a dish that will soon become your favorite.

Alfredo PizzaIf seafood doesn’t tickle your taste buds, then maybe this pizza with Alfredo sauce, fresh chopped garlic, Provel cheese, roasted garlic chicken and artichoke hearts sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese will suit your fancy.

Chicken Parmesan SandwichHand breaded, deep fried chicken tender, topped with marinara sauce and baked Mozzarella and Provel cheese. Served on a hoagie with chips.

Spinach Green Chili & Jalapeno DipCreamy, cheesy dip with spinach, green chilies, and jalapenos. Served with nacho chips.

Cheese SticksMozzarella sticks, deep fried, sprinkled with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara.
Cavatelli Con BroccoliShell shaped noodles, mushrooms and broccoli in our creamy homemade Alfredo sauce.

Creamy Chicken MostaccioliA buttery Alfredo sauce with bacon, mushrooms and roasted garlic chicken.

Best Italian Food at the Lake of the Ozarks

If anyone loves dairy products, it’s us. Many of our menu items feature some form of dairy from a white sauce to a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Our family friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has many different dishes and amazing meals, and we have something for everyone in the family. Come out and visit us for some fabulous food, and a way to celebrate National Dairy Month!

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