Artisan Cheeses with Fruit Salsa

Wisconsin Cheese Artisan Cheeses with Fruit Salsa  Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes
(2 cups salsa)



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


  1. Toss apples with half of the lime juice in a large bowl. Add the strawberries, cilantro, dried cherries and jalapeno pepper; toss to coat.
  2. Whisk honey and remaining lime juice in a bowl. Drizzle over salsa; toss to coat. Stir in bacon and walnuts.
  3. Cut butterkase and havarti into triangles or rectangles, each slice about 1/4-inch thick. Place a glass (about 3-inches diameter) into the center of a large serving bowl or platter. Arrange butterkase and havarti upright around the glass. Remove the glass. Spoon salsa into the middle of cheese ring. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

If cheese is cut into rectangles, place cheese upright on the long side with the short side towards the glass.| Avoid touching face when handling jalapeno peppers. Consider wearing gloves, as oils may burn skin.

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.

Butterk√§se means “butter cheese” and has a dreamy, creamy texture and mild, buttery flavor. It's a yummy melting cheese, yet sophisticated enough to serve as an appetizer with a fine wine—need we say more?

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