Mixed Berry Shortcake Trifle

Wisconsin Cheese Mixed Berry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Active Time
1 Hour






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



  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Toss in cheddar.
  3. Whisk cream and eggs in a bowl. Gradually add to flour mixture just until combined. (Do not overmix.)
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead eight times. Pat dough into a greased 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.


  1. Meanwhile, set aside 5 blueberries and 5 raspberries. Combine the sugar, orange liqueur and remaining berries in a large bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


  1. Cut a 9 x 4-inch section from end of the cake; set aside. Cut remaining cake into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Place half of the cake cubes into a large trifle or glass serving bowl. Top with half of the whipped cream. Line the edge of bowl with berries. Fill in middle with two-thirds berry mixture. Repeat layers, starting with the cake.
  3. Cut reserved cake with a 2-inch star cookie cutter. Thread stars and reserved berries on skewers; place into trifle.

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.

Aged cheddar is crumbly and creamy with a rich, nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with age. This Henning's cheddar cheese is aged over nine months.

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