Port Wine Cheese Truffles

Wisconsin Cheese Port Wine Cheese Truffles Recipe
Active Time
50 Minutes
2 Dozen Truffles



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cold Pack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from the heat. Keep chocolate warm over water.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk sweetened condensed milk and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Add butter mixture to chocolate; stir until blended. Stir in port wine cheese until smooth, placing mixture over simmering water if necessary. Cool slightly.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight until firm. 
  4. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. (If mixture is stiff, let stand at room temperature until slightly softened.)
  5. Place confectioners’ sugar and cocoa into separate bowls. Roll half of the truffles in confectioners’ sugar and cocoa. Return to prepared pans.
  6. Melt dark chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl on high in 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip remaining truffles into chocolate mixture; let any excess chocolate drip off. Return to prepared pans.
  7. Decorate with white chocolate, crystalized ginger, pistachios, red sugar and sanding sugar if desired. Let stand until set.
  8. Store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Let stand before serving to soften.

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.

Cold pack cheese has a more natural cheese flavor. Unlike pasteurized process cheese, no heat may be used to process cold pack cheese; therefore, it should be stored in the refrigerator.

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