Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes

Wisconsin Cheese Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes
8 Tomatoes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella or Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


  1. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out and discard pulp, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Invert tomatoes on paper towels to drain.
  3. Combine the mascarpone, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, basil, garlic and lemon zest in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold in mozzarella.
  4. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mascarpone mixture into tomatoes. Combine butter and remaining bread crumbs in a small bowl; sprinkle over tops. Transfer tomatoes to a lightly greased grill grid.
  5. Grill tomatoes, covered, over medium heat for 14-16 minutes or until heated through. Cool slightly before serving.

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.

Fresh, milky mozzarella cheese is available in a variety of sizes, including perline (pearl size), ciliegine (cherry size), medallions and bocconcini (medal size), and ovoline (egg size). You can also find it in logs, 8-ounce balls and sliced.

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