Summer Plum and Brick Bites

Wisconsin Cheese Summer Plum and Brick Bites  Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



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


  1. Combine water and maple syrup in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in cocoa and cayenne pepper until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until syrup is just thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cool completely.
  2. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  3. Brush butter over both sides of plum slices. Place plums on a greased grill grid. Grill plums, uncovered, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove plums from the grill grid.
  4. Arrange the plums, soppressata and brick on serving plates. Garnish bites with syrup, dark chocolate and walnuts.

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.

Brick cheese was named because cheesemakers originally used bricks to press moisture from the cheese and for its shape. The flavor of the cheese ranges from mild to pungent, depending on age.

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