Anyone who’s had a fresh-out-of-the-oven dinner roll smeared with salted butter can tell you that butter makes everything taste better. This is especially true when you’re using butter made right here in America’s Dairyland. During the holiday season and beyond, using high-quality butter is the key to making standout meals and baked goods.
We love our butter plain, but if you’re looking to take a recipe to the next level in just a few steps, flavored butters are the easiest way to do it. Spread ion bread or dolloped onto your steak and veggies, our compound butters recipes are full of aromatic herbs and Wisconsin Cheese to guarantee happy taste buds.
Wisconsin Cheese Inspired Flavored Butters
Fresh Pear and Blue Cheese Butter
Pears and blue cheese is one of our favorite cheese pairing combinations, so we decided to use it as the basis for an intensely flavorful, creamy compound butter. Roth’s Original Buttermilk Blue is a particularly mild and creamy blue, so even if you’re not a blue-iever we’re confident you’ll enjoy this cheese.
This butter is ideal for melting into the hot crust of a freshly seared steak, but its equally at home atop some roasted butternut squash or baked sweet potatoes.
Roth Original Buttermilk Blue®: Meet Roth Cheese’s flagship blue cheese: Buttermilk Blue. Made with raw milk and aged for two months before reaching your plate, this blue is the perfect contender for making a flavored cheese-filled butter.
Get the recipe for our Fresh Pear and Blue Cheese Butter.
Zesty Lemon and Dill Havarti Butter
With bright, citrusy notes, this compound butter will transport you to a late summer day in the rolling hills of Wisconsin’s Driftless region. This recipe is easy to make and tastes far more impressive than the effort that goes into it—just beat the ingredients together and let the flavors mingle.
Roth Dill Havarti: Few cheeses have the kind of universal appeal of havarti. After all, what’s not to love? Its balanced and rich flavor is surpassed only by the impeccably smooth texture that will have you heading for seconds.
This butter is dill-icious with nearly anything! We recommend having our Zesty Lemon and Dill Havarti Butter with steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, fresh pasta, or just spread onto a flaky biscuit.
Get the recipe for our Zesty Lemon and Dill Havarti Butter.
Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar Butter
Tis’ the season for fresh cranberries! We’ve punched the traditional cranberry butter recipe with some honey and cranberry-and-chipotle-infused cheddar for the perfect sweet-yet-spicy combination. Whether smeared on cornbread or green beans, every bite is met with a burst of juicy cranberry followed by a smoky, warm finish with a little kick. We love Carr Valley’s Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar, but any Wisconsin cranberry cheddar cheese can be substituted.
Carr Valley Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar: This award-winning artisanal cheese starts as a white cheddar before the cheesemakers at Carr Valley add fresh cranberries and chipotle peppers for a unique twist. Imagine the essence of Texas barbecue mixed into a white cheddar, and you’ll be close to what this cheese delivers.
Get the recipe for our Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar Butter.
If these flavored butter recipes have got you hungry for something more substantial, try our selection of over 400 handcrafted recipes featuring Wisconsin Cheese. Share your cheesy creations with us on Instagram or Facebook and become part of the largest cheese community in the world. Don’t forget to read our latest Holiday issue of Grate.Pair.Share where you’ll find even more recipes, stories, and Thanksgiving tips!
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