Grand Cru® Surchoix Cheese Crostini

Wisconsin Cheese Grand Cru® Surchoix Cheese Crostini Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes
24 Crostini



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


  1. Combine the pears, apple cider vinegar, raisins, dried cranberries, molasses and thyme in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until fruits are softened and liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Top each toast with fruit mixture and Grand Cru®. Sprinkle with pistachios and thyme.

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.

Grand Cru® Surchoix was crowned “World Champion” in the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest, marking the first time an American-made cheese won the cheese competition in nearly three decades. This artisan, washed-rind cheese is handmade in traditional copper vats and aged for a minimum of nine months in cellars. It features the complex flavors of caramel, fruit and mushroom.

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