RECIPES

Savory Havarti-Stuffed Pork Chops

Wisconsin Cheese Savory Havarti-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes
Servings
4

Ingredients

Cheese

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

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  2. Sauté spinach in bacon drippings in the same skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat. Cool completely. Stir in havarti and bacon.
  3. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium-high.
  4. Cut a pocket in each pork chop with a sharp knife horizontally to within a 1/4 inch of the bone. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff each pork chop with spinach mixture; secure with toothpicks.
  5. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium-high heat for 8 minutes. Brush pork chops with pesto. Flip pork chops, brushing with pesto on both sides. Grill, covered, for 7-8 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in meat reads 145°F.
  6. Transfer pork chops to a serving platter. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove toothpicks before serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

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 havarti cheese is mild and creamy with a rich, buttery and slightly tangy taste. It’s delicious paired with a crisp white wine or Riesling.

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