Cheesy Beef Chili — So Gouda!

Wisconsin Cheese Cheesy Beef Chili — So Gouda!  Recipe
Active Time
20 minutes
3 quarts



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


  1. Cook beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the chili powder, cumin and tomato paste; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in gouda until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Tips

Roth Sriracha Gouda could be substituted for the Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda cheese in this recipe.| Any brand of Wisconsin cheese with a smoky-spicy or spicy flavor could also be substituted in this recipe, such as a chipotle gouda, chipotle cheddar, chipotle monterey jack, habanero jack or pepper jack.| Looking for less spicy heat? Swap in a Wisconsin gouda or smoked gouda cheese.

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.

Award-winning Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda cheese is blended with chipotle, habanero and jalapeno peppers. With more smoke flavor than spice, the yummy buttery texture adds depth and balances the cheese.

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