Candied Bacon-Cheddar Straws

Wisconsin Cheese Candied Bacon-Cheddar Straws  Recipe
Active Time
20 Minutes
15 Straws



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


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Place greased wire racks on two aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheets.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, chili powder and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Arrange bacon strips in a single layer on waxed paper. Rub each strip with 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; top each with 1 tablespoon cheddar. Wrap each bacon strip around a skewer. Place on wire racks. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely. Remove skewers before serving.

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.

Carr Valley Cheese is known for quality, handcrafted aged cheddars. This aged cheddar has a creamy texture, sharp flavor, slightly dry finish and is a bit crumbly.

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