Spiced Brandied Cherries with 15-Year Cheddar

Wisconsin Cheese Spiced Brandied Cherries with 15-Year Cheddar   Recipe
Active Time
20 Minutes
2 pints



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


  1. Combine the sugar, water and spices in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until syrup is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in brandy.
  2. Place cherries into jars. Gradually pour syrup over cherries. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 days before serving. Serve with cheddar and crackers.

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.

Available for only a limited time, Hook’s 15-year cheddar is rich, sharp and flavorful. It has premium, crunchy calcium lactate crystals, which provide a texture prized by cheese connoisseurs.

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