Brandied Cranberry-Havarti Galette

Wisconsin Cheese Brandied Cranberry-Havarti Galette Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes



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


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the brandy, cranberries and thyme in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a bowl. Cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Roll out pie pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 12-inch circle. Transfer pastry to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Stir havarti into cranberry mixture. Spoon cranberry mixture into the center of pastry to within 2 inches of edges. Fold pastry edges up over filling. (Center will be uncovered.) Brush pastry with egg wash.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes 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.

Havarti is a semi-soft, Danish-style cheese with a washed curd. It’s mild, buttery, and creamy with tiny, irregular eyes or holes. It's a beautiful melting and table cheese that pairs well with Riesling wine or a pilsner.

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