Grilled Juustoleipa and Vegetable Antipasto Platter

Juustoleipa, with origins in Finland and Sweden, means "bread cheese." The cheese softens and "squeaks" when heated but holds its shape. Enjoy this dish as an entrée or side.

Grilled Juustoleipa and Vegetable Antipasto Platter
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Balsamic Vinaigrette:



Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.


  1. Grease grill grate. Toss zucchini, yellow summer squash, red pepper and asparagus with olive oil in a large, sealed plastic bag until coated. Transfer vegetables to lightly greased grill grid; place on grill grate. Grill vegetables, covered, over medium heat for 8-12 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally. Remove from grill; keep warm.
  2. Grill juustoleipa, covered, for 5-10 minutes on each side or until slightly crispy on the outside and warmed through. Remove from grill. Slice into 1/2-inch strips. Arrange on serving platter with vegetables; drizzle with reserved vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

  • Any brand of Wisconsin juustoleipa cheese can be used.
  • To make this a low-carb recipe, omit the honey. Total carbs 6 g.

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.

This award-winning cheese is buttery and baked in special ovens giving it a toasty, caramelized crust.  It's delicous (and squeaky) served warm.