When it comes to adding flavor and texture to any recipe, we have just three words for you: add some cheese. Need a flavor punch for a summer salad? Crumble a little feta on top. Bored with broccoli? A little drizzle of cheddar cheese sauce will help. Want to perk up your pork chops? Stuff them with diced apples, raisins, and muenster cheese. Whether your cheese recipe calls for sprinkling a pinch of cotija or slathering on the quark and mascarpone, adding cheese will always up the stakes when it comes to flavor and texture.
In Wisconsin, we see every recipe as a possible cheese recipe, and it's the rare dish that tastes better without it. But then again, when you're surrounded by 600+ varieties and styles of the best cheese in the world, it's hard not to want to start every recipe with cheese.
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Cheeses like halloumi, panela, and some types of provolone can be grilled without turning into a melted mess.
You can spike the flavor of mild cheeses by marinating them in olive oil infused with your favorite spices like coriander, orange zest, star anise, and red pepper flakes.
Cheese is most easily shredded when it's cold, so refrigerate it for an hour before grating.
When making a cheese sauce, also called a mornay (which is a bechamel sauce with cheese), remove the sauce from the heat before you add the cheese. Otherwise, the cheese may heat too quickly and break into oily lumps.
When adding lemon to a cheese sauce, consider adding lemon zest instead of lemon juice to prevent the cheese from curdling.
When topping your burger with a thick slice of cheese, give it about two minutes before you remove the meat from the heat after topping to let the cheese melt.
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The most crucial part of any cheese recipe? Wisconsin cheese.
When you're cooking with Wisconsin Cheese, you know you're kicking your cheese recipe up a notch or two. That's because Wisconsin simply makes the some of the best cheese in the world.
You don't have to take our word for it. Just check out the 5,552 cheesemaking awards sitting on our mile-long credenza. That includes awards for best parmesan in the world (sorry, Italy), best gouda in the world (we still love you, Holland) and best monterey jack in the world. (Sorry to break it to you like that, California.)
So, next time you're whipping up a cheese recipe with three kinds of cheese, make sure they come from Wisconsin. You may be winning some awards yourself.
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In Wisconsin, we make more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese than anywhere else in the world. We believe in tradition, producing everything from Italian classics, like parmesan and ricotta, to swiss cheese and cheddar varieties. But every Wisconsin cheesemaker is an innovator as well, which is why we have so many Wisconsin originals, like colby and muenster. Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, potatoes au gratin, or a charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheese makes every dish and recipe tastier.