Cheese Recipe

Make every recipe into a cheese recipe

When it comes to adding flavor and texture to any recipe, we have just three words for you: add some cheese. Need a flavor punch for a summer salad? Crumble a little feta on top. Bored with broccoli? A little drizzle of cheddar cheese sauce will help. Want to perk up your pork chops? Stuff them with diced apples, raisins, and muenster cheese. Whether your cheese recipe calls for sprinkling a pinch of cotija or slathering on the quark and mascarpone, adding cheese will always up the stakes when it comes to flavor and texture.

In Wisconsin, we see every recipe as a possible cheese recipe, and it's the rare dish that tastes better without it. But then again, when you're surrounded by 600+ varieties and styles of the best cheese in the world, it's hard not to want to start every recipe with cheese.

What's your favorite cheese recipe?

Need inspiration for your next dinner party or game day spread? Check out a few of the many amazing cheese recipes on our website:

  • Sausage and Three-Cheese Lasagna. This full-flavored cheese recipe features ricotta, asiago, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Spicy Game Day Cheeseboard. This cheeseboard recipe spices up your pregame munchies with pepper cheddar, havarti, blue, gouda, cajun cheese curds, and a smattering of sausages with mustard, pickles and pretzels.
  • Warm Garlic Cheese Bread, With asiago, fontina, and parmesan, all you need to complete this cheese recipe are two halves of a loaf of French bread
  • Grilled Steak and Cotija Salsa Tacos. This recipe mixes cotija cheese and pico de gallo for some extra bite.
  • Mascarpone and Sharp Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese. With mascarpone, sharp cheddar, and heavy whipping cream, this recipe makes an extra creamy mac n cheese.
  • Pomegranate Blue Cheese Ball. This recipe puts other cheese balls to shame, mixing blue cheese crumbles with cream cheese, fresh sage, and walnuts, and rolling the ball in pomegranate seeds.
  • Fontina, Swiss and Pancetta Fondue. This fondue recipe combines fontina, swiss, crispy pancetta, and garlic, and includes focaccia, roasted cauliflower broccoli, squash, Brussels sprouts, sliced pears, and sausage links for dipping.
  • Warm Beer Cheese Dip. This classic Wisconsin cheese recipe is made with cream cheese, roasted red pepper jack cheese, cayenne pepper, and amber-style beer.

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FAQs on cooking cheese recipes

Can cheese be grilled?

Cheeses like halloumi, panela, and some types of provolone can be grilled without turning into a melted mess.

How can I add flavor to mild cheeses?

You can spike the flavor of mild cheeses by marinating them in olive oil infused with your favorite spices like coriander, orange zest, star anise, and red pepper flakes.

What's the best way to shred cheese?

Cheese is most easily shredded when it's cold, so refrigerate it for an hour before grating.

How to I keep a cheese sauce from breaking up?

When making a cheese sauce, also called a mornay (which is a bechamel sauce with cheese), remove the sauce from the heat before you add the cheese. Otherwise, the cheese may heat too quickly and break into oily lumps.

Will adding lemon juice to a cheese sauce cause it to curdle?

When adding lemon to a cheese sauce, consider adding lemon zest instead of lemon juice to prevent the cheese from curdling.

When should I add cheese to my burger?

When topping your burger with a thick slice of cheese, give it about two minutes before you remove the meat from the heat after topping to let the cheese melt.

Why every cheese recipe needs Wisconsin cheese

The most crucial part of any cheese recipe? Wisconsin cheese.

When you're cooking with Wisconsin Cheese, you know you're kicking your cheese recipe up a notch or two. That's because Wisconsin simply makes the some of the best cheese in the world.

You don't have to take our word for it. Just check out the 5,552 cheesemaking awards sitting on our mile-long credenza. That includes awards for best parmesan in the world (sorry, Italy), best gouda in the world (we still love you, Holland) and best monterey jack in the world. (Sorry to break it to you like that, California.)

So, next time you're whipping up a cheese recipe with three kinds of cheese, make sure they come from Wisconsin. You may be winning some awards yourself.

Craving award-winning aged cheddar, pining for parmesan, or searching for a new cheese to try? The world’s best cheese is just a click away! Explore our directory of Wisconsin cheesemakers and retailers who offer online cheese shopping and get cheese shipped right to your door. What are you waiting for?

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