Cheese Hacks: Using Cheese in Surprising Ways

12 Aug

I’ve started a new partnership with the Wisconsin Cheese Mart! Occasionally, you’ll see blog posts directing you to their website, displaying recipes created by me, with cheese, for the WCM. The Cheese Mart can boast the world’s largest cheese selection since 1938. In addition to amazing Wisconsin cheeses, they sell a variety of imported cheeses, desserts, Usinger’s sausages, crackers for a dinner party, and perfectly-picked cheese boxes. And of course, they’re located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee (and are connected to one of the best craft beer bars around: The Über Tap Room). Order online or visit the store soon!

You’ll want to pick up some cheese anyway…my first post showcases recipes that use cheese in surprising ways. From muffins, to soup, to chocolate-covered berries, cheese can be used in ways you wouldn’t even imagine! But you won’t have to – jump over to the Wisconsin Cheese Mart blog to get these recipes today. Wow your friends and family with delicious takes on classic food comforts.

Applesauce Butterkase Oatmeal Muffins

Apple and cheddar are a classic pairing, no doubt. But this muffin recipe incorporates the buttery flavor of Butterkase cheese, instead of a sharp, aged cheddar to make a breakfast meal that everyone will love. The result is a hearty, applesauce-filled muffin, complemented by the creamy butter quality of Butterkase, which literally translates in German to “Butter Cheese.” No more spreading cold butter on a hot muffin – everything is rolled into one pastry now!

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Cheesy Leek and Potato Soup

Traditional German leek & potato soup is loaded with butter and heavy cream – not exactly healthy, and not very flavorful either. This version uses a fruity olive oil in place of butter, and a blend of fontina and Monterey Jack cheeses to make it creamy, savory, and the epitome of comfort. In fact, to heighten the taste of the fresh leeks, this soup uses a Leek and Morel Monterey Jack cheese in addition to the extremely-melty fontina cheese, from the award-winning Sartori Creamery. Pick up this pair of cheeses the next time you want a soup that’ll please the whole family.

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Chocolate Cheese Fudge Blueberry Ice Cream Topping

With the summer season upon us, fresh berries are in abundance. So what better treatment than to smother them in chocolate? To kick things up a notch, let’s coat them in the dessert-inspired Chocolate Cheese Fudge. This cheese has the consistency, appearance, flavor, and mouthfeel of homemade fudge. But surprise: it’s cheese! This sweet treat is made from a Wisconsin cheddar cheese base. Melted down, it’s perfect for dipping berries and cherries.

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4 Responses to “Cheese Hacks: Using Cheese in Surprising Ways”

  1. Cassie @ Almost Getting It Together August 12, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    I love cheese as dessert. The best dessert I’ve ever had was this goat cheese with blueberry ice cream at a restaurant in Portland!

  2. The Food Hunter August 12, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    thanks for sharing!

  3. sprint2thetable August 14, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    I love all of these ideas, but especially the chocolate. Never enough dessert!!!

    • xtinaluvspink August 14, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

      Thanks!! It’s a bit weird how cheese can taste so much like fudge, but why not 🙂

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