Fontina-Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Fontina cheese is great choice for both snacking and cooking. It melts beautifully in these colorful mini-stuffed peppers, which could be served as a unique appetizer or side dish.

Wisconsin Cheese Fontina-Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers Recipe
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Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fontina can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside.
  2. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. Combine rice, corn, black beans, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder and cumin in a medium bowl. Add 3/4 cup fontina; toss gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon filling into bell peppers.
  3. Place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each with remaining fontina. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until filling is heated through. Serve immediately.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Fontina is made in the tradition of Fontina from Italy, but it does not have a washed rind. It has a lactic, tangy, creamy flavor and melts beautifully.

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