In the pantheon of great culinary inventions, spreadable cheese has got to be right up there with the best of them. From the naturally soft varieties like ricotta, burrata, cream cheese, mascarpone or quark cheese, to the cheeses mixed with other ingredients and designed to spread like a dream, spreadable cheeses add an incredible range of textures and flavors to the wonderful world of cheese.
In Wisconsin, we dream in cheese, so we're always dreaming up new ways to spread cheese on bread, crackers, English muffins, and bagels, as well as hash browns, chicken tenders, potato pancakes, and apple slices. In fact, there's almost nothing we take more seriously than ways to make and devour cheese. That's why, when you set some spreadable cheese on a table in Wisconsin, you'll have to move fast to avoid the stampede.
Wisconsin cheesemakers produce so many varieties of elegant soft cheeses and flavored, spreadable cheeses that your baguette or bagel won't even know where to start when it comes to picking a dance partner.
Some of our favorite naturally soft cheeses include:
Our specially made spreadable cheeses include:
Spreadable cheeses are either cheeses that are naturally soft because of their high moisture content, or processed cheeses that are combined with other ingredients like meats, vegetables, fruits, spices, and seasonings as well as ingredients to make the mixture more spreadable.
Naturally soft cheeses like fresh mozzarella, feta, and stracchino may last just a few weeks, a relatively short time compared to hard cheeses that may last for months. Spreadable cheeses that are processed may contain preservatives that allow the cheese to last much longer.
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When you want to slather some spreadable cheese on your crackers, tortillas or dinner rolls, be sure you're dipping your knife into a spreadable Wisconsin cheese. Our cheesemakers have been mastering traditions and innovating new products for 175 years, which is why they're so good at it – and why they've won more awards than any other state or country on earth. It's why we produce more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese – 600+, including oodles of spreadable cheese – than any other place on the planet.
You'll find a whole new world of flavor adventure with our spreadable cheese. So, when you're looking for the best cheese for spreading, look north to Wisconsin, the state of cheese.
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In Wisconsin, we make more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese than anywhere else in the world. We believe in tradition, producing everything from Italian classics, like parmesan and ricotta, to swiss cheese and cheddar varieties. But every Wisconsin cheesemaker is an innovator as well, which is why we have so many Wisconsin originals, like colby and muenster. Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, potatoes au gratin, or a charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheese makes every dish and recipe tastier.