Grilling caramelizes the plums; they add a delicate, sweet touch to the peppery arugula and milky, smooth mozzarella cheese. Firm but ripe plums work best. Serve this salad as a main dish or side to grilled meat or seafood.
Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin
can be used in this recipe.
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.
Fresh, milky mozzarella is a pasta filata cheese. The term “pasta filata” translates to spun paste and refers to the cheesemaking process in which the curds are dipped in hot water and then kneaded and stretched into strands.
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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.