Cheesy Beef Chili—So Gouda!

Wisconsin Cheese Cheesy Beef Chili—So Gouda!  Recipe
Active Time
20 minutes
3 quarts



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the chili powder, cumin and tomato paste; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Gradually stir in gouda until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Tips

Any brand of Wisconsin cheese with a smoky-spicy or spicy flavor could be substituted in this recipe, such as chipotle gouda, chipotle cheddar, chipotle monterey jack, habanero jack or pepper jack.| Looking for less spicy heat? Swap in a Wisconsin gouda or smoked gouda cheese.

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.

This raw milk, farmstead gouda cheese is handcrafted and has a warm zing and spicy kick, giving this gouda its signature taste. The flavors in the cheese are balanced by its smooth texture and buttery notes.

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