Italian Pasta Salad

Wisconsin Cheese Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes




Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fontina, Parmesan or Provolone can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Combine the pasta, cucumber, salami, fontina, provolone, olives, parsley and pepperoncini peppers in a large bowl.


  1. Whisk the red wine vinegar, parmesan and sugar in a bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour 1 cup dressing over pasta mixture; gently toss to coat.
  2. Cover and refrigerate salad and remaining dressing for at least 1 hour or until serving.
  3. Stir reserved dressing. Pour over pasta salad; gently toss to coat. Garnish with parsley.

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.

The Knaus family has owned and operated Weyauwega Star Dairy since 1975. Artisan cheesemakers produce their quality cheeses crafted from the finest ingredients—taste them in every bite!

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